James Gregory “Greg” Walker, Sr.

June 21, 1946 - April 23, 2019

06/21/1946 - 04/23/2019

Past Services

Thursday April 25, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service
101 West 7th Street
Scotland Neck, NC 27874
Friday April 26, 2019
11:00 am
Elmwood Cemetery
Justice Branch Road
Enfield, NC 27823

James Gregory “Greg” Walker, Sr., age 72, of Scotland Neck, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

Greg was born on June 21, 1946 to Jack and Florence Walker. He served his country in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He was married to his late wife, Barbara Ann, for thirty-four years until her death 2004. Greg had a passion for farming and was blessed to farm throughout his life. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Rocky Mount. Greg was a mason and a member of the Halifax #2 Lodge.

Also preceding Greg in death are his mother, Florence Butler Walker; his father, Jack Tillery Walker; and his sister, Fay Walker Fitzgerald.

Greg is survived by his wife, Beverly Hancock Carter Walker; a son, James Gregory “Greg” Walker, Jr. and his wife Jan Marie of Cleveland, TN; a daughter, Jennifer Gail Walker of Raleigh; a step-daughter, Beth Carter Burchell and her husband Greg of Scotland Neck; two grandchildren, Anastasia and Alexander Hanes of Cleveland, TN; and a brother, Jack Dempsey Walker and his wife Sigrid of Oriental. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service in Scotland Neck.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 11:00 am at Elmwood Cemetery in Enfield, with Rev. Brandon Dees officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to Home Health and Hospice of Halifax, 220 Smith Church Road, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 or online by clicking here, directly to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or online by clicking here, or directly to the ALS Association North Carolina Chapter, 4 North Blount Street, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27601 or online by clicking here.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to his buddy, Justin White.

Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service in Scotland Neck is handling the arrangements for the Walker family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.letchworthsykesfs.com.

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Douglas L Crumpler
4 years ago

Beverly, my heart is broken to hear about Greg. I only met him at Amy and Pats wedding but I could plainly see that you and he were “Soul Mates”. I know how resilient you are, but losing is a very great sadness and we all want you and the family to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers ment

Billy Johnson
4 years ago

VERY GLAD I got to bring him back to Caledonia for a few hours. I think he really enjoyed it, I know i did! Everyone was glad to see him and tell Old stories. For me, sitting on his front porch after the farm visit and
talking was special!

Wanda Cooke
4 years ago

Beverly, I am so sorry to hear about your husband. My thoughts
and prayers are with you.

Connie Cotten
4 years ago

Beverly, I am so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to go through the loss of a husband. I am thinking of you at this time, I pray God comforts you and your family prayers.

Carrie Davis
4 years ago

Sorry for your loss. Praying for strength and peace.

Barbara Brayboy
4 years ago

Beverly, cherish the wonderful memories and good times that you and Greg shared.

Barbara Brayboy
4 years ago

Beverly, cherish the wonderful memories and good times you and Greg shared.

Lee White
4 years ago

Beverly, I am so so sorry about Greg! Thinking of you and your family!

Sue Allsbrook Darke
4 years ago

So sorry to hear the news of Greg’s passing. He was one of the nicest people I’ve ever known. I got to see him several years ago at our ‘combined class reunion’ and he was exactly the same person that I remembered from our high school days. Sending prayers and sympathy to his family!!

Bill Grove
4 years ago

My childhood friend and lifelong friend! We both grew up at Crowell’s Crossroad in Halifax County. The reason that there are no bad guys, Indians or pirates around there is because we eliminated them all as kids. Riding the plains on tobacco stick horses, flying out he flag on our ship the tobacco barn and hunting down bad guys in the pinewoods. Our lives we for the better knowing each other and spending time together. Later on we hurt the squirrel population, doubled dated and played football of SN high together. A very special friend and a very special human being. You will be missed brother but we all know you are up to some fun in heaven!!! May the God of all comfort be yours Bev.