Charlie Walker

February 21, 2024

Charlie Walker was born in Gloucester City, New Jersey, the son of Hap and Marge, who he loved and respected, and missed dearly since their passing. He was the big brother of George and had the best of adventures with his childhood friend Ron. Charlie earned his higher education in Beatrice, Nebraska, and was a serviceman of the Army National Guard of New Jersey. He spent many years in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, where he was a jack of all trades. Always making friends along the way.

When he returned to New Jersey, he met his soulmate and best friend, Diane. The two were married in 1987, and Charlie became the bonus dad to Dominic, Tommy, and Sarah. Later, Will and Casey were born, and Charlie and his family moved to Kentucky. He was a provider for his family and a hard worker of AGC in Richmond, from 1998 until his retirement in 2021. He cared about and for Diane for the better part of 25 years, until her passing in 2013. He was a family man, and especially enjoyed his time spent with his grandchildren, Meaghan, Gianna, Henry, Samuel, and Benson. He remained on his mountain with his “critters” as long as he could and spent much of his final year in the compassionate care of Walker’s Trail Senior Living. He was lucky enough to meet his great-granddaughter, Jase, before his passing.

Charlie loved chocolate milkshakes, fixing things, breaking things, fishing, Milky Way bars, singing, a good book, model trains, anything plaid, and blacksmithing. Not necessarily in that order. He hated peanut butter and practical jokes. He was a master blacksmith who created incredible iron art, and a skilled tinkerer with an eye for mechanics. Charlie was also great at singing the jolliest of tunes, playing instruments despite not being able to read music, and loving anything with a heartbeat completely and unconditionally. He never met a person (or animal) unworthy of his kindness and respect. He was witty and enthusiastic–the very best at telling a good story.

When Charlie was reunited with his beloved parents and wife, he left behind a whole slew of family and friends who will dearly miss his big bear hugs and wise advice. Truly one-of-a-kind.

Funeral mass was held on Sunday, February 18, 2024, at St. Clare Catholic Church in Berea and was officiated by Rev. Dr. Alfredo Basualdo. A happy little get-together will proceed after mass. Burial and a memorial will occur at a later date, for family and friends.

Davis & Powell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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