Dale Walker, age 99 formerly of Robbinsville, NC passed away, Saturday, February 15, 2020 at his daughter’s residence in Clyde, NC.
He was a native of Graham County and the son of the late William Dawson “Doss” and Mary Stillwell Walker. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Azalea Matheson Walker in 2016; his daughter, Willie Bell, Son-in-law, Darrell Schmidt, Stepson, Randall Matheson, Step-grandson, Victor Matheson, 7 brothers, and 4 sisters.
Dale was a Veteran serving his country in the United States Army from August of 1942 till June of 1943. He was employed by the NC Department of Transportation until his retirement in 1983 after 36 years of service. Dale was also a charter member of the Robbinsville Masonic Lodge #672 for 67 years and a member of Sweetgum Baptist Church.
He is survived by his daughters, Beatrice Mashburn of Clyde, NC, Ruby Lynch of Raleigh, NC, Mary Schmidt of Waynesville, NC; son, Roger Dale Walker of Seneca, SC; Step sons, Wallace Matheson and wife, Claudia of Marble, NC, and Lowell Matheson and wife, Melinda of Maynardville, TN; very special sister, Virginia Walker of Canton, NC; and the mother of his children, Hester Stiles Green of Asheville, NC. He is also survived by Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, and step grandchildren, step great grandchildren, step great great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 12:30 pm Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at the Townson-Smith Chapel. The Reverends Patrick O’Dell, G.D. Phillips, and Kenny Ball will officiate. Military Rites and Flag Presentation will be conducted by the North Carolina National Guard Honor Guard, Carringer Webster VFW Post #8635, and Eller Rogers American Legion Post #192. Masonic Rites will be conducted by Robbinsville Masonic Lodge #672. Burial will follow at the Wiggins Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 11:00 am till 12:30 pm at the Chapel prior to the service.
Townson-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Walker family. An online register is available at www.townson-smithfuneralhome.com.
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