Walker, George Anderson
George Anderson Walker, 89, of Fairlawn, VA, passed away Monday, April 20, 2020 at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center. He was born March 30, 1931 at Crandon, VA, the son of the late Floyd A. & Bertie Sarver Walker.
He proudly served his country for 24 years in the United States Navy, fueling airplanes on air craft carriers. He also worked at the Radford Army Ammunition Arsenal. He enjoyed collecting coins and travelling. He enjoyed playing slots at the casino. He loved watching the deer and birds that frequented his yard.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Odell Phillips Walker; his brothers, William (“Blackie”), Samuel (“Gratt”) and Claude; his sisters, Louise, Shirley, and Diane; his half-brothers, Gene and Edward; and his half-sisters, Dorothy, Ola and Annie.
Left to cherish his memory are his sons & daughters-in-law, Brad & Jody Walker and Randy & Cathy Walker; his daughter & son-in-law, Donna & Michael Johnston; 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; his sister, Linda McPeak; and his pet companion, “Big Bird”.
Strictly following the mandated assembly restrictions, there will be no public services at this time. The family plans to have a memorial service with full military rites at a later date. He will be laid to rest at Morning Star Cemetery.
The Walker family is in the care of A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home, White Gate, avestandsons.com, (540) 921-2985.