Herbert Glen Walker Sr., 85, died at Willow Branch following an extended illness.
He was born Feb. 14, 1936 in Beersheba Springs to the late Elijah Andrew and Rosa Mae Dickey Walker and later moved to McMinnville with his wife to raise a family. Herbert was brought up in the timber industry and had a tremendous love of working with timber, vehicles, and guns. He worked at Century, Gould, Magnatek, and A.O. Smith to his retirement after 38 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by wife Iris Nell (Wanamaker) Walker, son Anthony Wayne Walker, and sister Peggy Joyce Kresta.
He is survived by six children, Herbert G. “Herby” (Janice) Walker Jr., Brad (Toney Wanamaker) Walker, and Mechelle Walker, all of McMinnville, Darlene “Cindy” Rice of Tullahoma, Jerry (Ransley ILario) Walker of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and James Michael “Mike” (Jackie) Walker Sr. of Putnam County, five grandchildren, Chris Walker and James Walker of McMinnville, Kristen Amos and Colby (Mindy) Rogers of Tullahoma, and Joshua Braden of Indiana, 10 great-grandchildren, Blake, Paten, and Chevy Walker, Trey, Ashanti, and Landin Rogers, Olivia Hogan, Caleb Amos, and Claudia and Maeve Walker, sisters Frances (Donnie) Hillis of McMinnville and Christine (Timmy) Stephens of Murfreesboro, and special brother-in-law, David (Ella) Wanamaker of McMinnville.
Funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. noon Thursday, Dec. 2, at High’s Chapel. Interment will follow at Walker Cemetery at Beersheba Springs in Grundy County. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m., and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at High’s. Online condolences may be made at www.highfuneralhome.com.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Nov. 28, 2021