Carl Herchel Walker

Born in Jingo, TN on November 11, 1916

Departed on April 16, 2012 and resided in Fairview, TN

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WALKER, Carl, H. Sr., - Age 95, passed away on April 16, 2012. He was born on November 11, 1916 in Williamson County, TN to the late William George and Era Frances Overbey Walker of Fairview, TN. He was a lifetime resident of Williamson County. He attended the Williamson County Elementary Schools, and earned a High School Diploma from Watkins Institute, Nashville, TN. He attended Middle Tennessee State University, Vanderbilt University, and George Peabody College for Teachers. He earned a B.S. Degree in 1942 and a Master's Degree in 1952 from Peabody College. Mr. Walker was a descendent of three generations of farmers; he chose the teaching profession as a career. Mr. Walker's teaching career began at the age of 18 in a one room, one teacher school. He was a teacher, principal, and coach in the Williamson and Davidson County School systems. He was a teacher at Hillsboro High School, and retired from Franklin High School after teaching a total of 35 years. After he retired from teaching, he returned to the Walker Century Farm at the Walker Homestead, his place of birth. Mr. Walker enlisted for military service at the beginning of World War II. Mr. Walker, his three brothers and one sister were survivors of World War II. He was a charter member of Post 248 of the Fairview, American Legion, Post 248. He was a member of the Westview Methodist Church. He was a member of the Williamson County Quarterly County Court. He was a director of the Williamson County Farm Bureau for many years. Mr. Walker was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Page Walker; sisters, Leona Walker Harsy and Geneva Frances Walker Milan; brothers, William Deward Walker, Benton Walker, and Lester Virgil Walker; parents, William George and Era Frances Overbey Walker; and son, Carl H. Walker, Jr. He is survived by his son, John Page Walker; wife, Gale; his three grandsons, Carl III Anna, Frank Jill, and Anthony Tetra; two granddaughters, Wendy Jeff Scott, and Stormy Walker, and 9 great grandchildren. A Life Celebration service will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the Westview United Methodist Church with Don Sensing officiating. Interment will follow in the Walker Cemetery where family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 from 2- 8 p.m. at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home, and on April 19, 2012 from 9 a.m. until service hour at the church. HARPETH HILLS FUNERAL HOME 9090 Hwy. 100, Nashville, TN 615 646-9292 www.afamilylegacy.com

6 Comments to Carl Herchel Walker

  1. Dr. Neil Rice
    April 17, 2012 12:00 am

    Mr. Walker was a Southern Gentleman. He was blessed with a brilliant mind, remarkable memory, tender heart, and a love for humanity. He was a dedicated Christian, a gifted conversationist and was respected by all who knew him. Well done, Mr. Walker!

  2. David & Pam Barnhill Best
    April 18, 2012 12:00 am

    Having had the opportunity to work with Mr. Carl for the last several years in the Fairview Historical Association has been a real blessing. I’m glad I had the chance to get to know him. David Best

  3. Ruth Lampley
    April 19, 2012 12:00 am

    Sorry to hear about Mr. Walker. He was a great teacher and very polite and wonderful man. I was a student of his from Hillsboro High School in Leipers’ Fork. Sending up prays to all of the Walker family.

  4. Pam Hargrove Luckett
    April 19, 2012 12:00 am

    I have very fond memories of both
    Mr. Carl & Ms. Nancy. I went to school at Hillsboro and took several of Mr. Walker’s classes. He was a mild mannered & compassionate teacher who was always willing to help a kid with anything. I also graduated in the 1966 class with Gale at Hillsboro School. This is a family that very much touched a lot of people in a very positive way. I know he will be missed.

  5. KATHY OWENS POTEETE
    April 21, 2012 12:00 am

    MR WALKER THANK YOU FOR YOUR TEACHING AND GUIDANCE. I DON’T THINK YOU EVER KNEW THIS, BUT YOU WERE ONE OF MY FAVORITE TEACHERS. WE WILL SEE EACH OTHER AGAIN SOMEDAY.REST WITH THE ANGELS…..YOUR WORK ON EARTH IS DONE…………

  6. Pam King
    April 21, 2012 12:00 am

    Mr.Walker was one of the best teachers I had during my high school years. I remember him as being very soft spoken and kind. I am so very happy that he taught me how to type, because I have had to use that skill throughout my whole teaching career. Everyone that knew Mr. Walker was a better person after knowing him.