James Walker

James Pinkney Walker

May 7, 1936 - July 6, 2020
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Pink Walker

James Pinkney "Pink" Walker, 84 of Casar, passed away on Monday, July 6, 2020 at Atrium Health - Cleveland .

Born in Rutherford County, on May 7, 1936, he was the son of the late Joseph Cletus Walker and Minnie Geanette Davis Walker. He was owner and operator of James P. Walker Mill Work and Custom Cabinets. Mr. Walker was a member of Olive Grove Baptist Church where he served as chairman of the deacons and a former Sunday school teacher. He was a member of the Casar Masonic Lodge #579.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Worth and Paul Walker and a sister, Ruth Walker Cook.

Survivors include his wife of 60 1/2 years, Betty Alexander Walker; a son, Chris Walker and wife, Renea of Cherryville; a daughter, Freda W. Chapman and husband, Michael of Crouse; two brothers, Wayne Walker and JC Walker both of Casar; three sisters, Katherine Sansing of Shelby, Edith Brackett of Polkville and Dean Toney of Maryland; three grandchildren, Nathan Chapman and wife, LeeAnna, Chelsea Chapman and fiancé, Brandon Todd and Bethany Chapman and fiancé, Seth Smith and one great-granddaughter, Maelyn Chapman.

Mr. Walker will lie in state from 1:30pm to 2:00pm on Thursday at Olive Grove Baptist Church.

A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Olive Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Terrill Crump officiating.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing and masks will be required.

The burial will follow the service in the Olive Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to to Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby NC 28150 or to the American Heart Association,128 S Tryon, Ste 1588, Charlotte, NC 28202..

A guest register is available at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., Fallston, NC.
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Service Details

  • Interment

    July 9, 2020 | 2:00pm
    July 9, 2020 2:00pm
    Olive Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Casar, North Carolina 28020
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  • Service

    July 9, 2020 | 2:00pm
    July 9, 2020 2:00pm
    Olive Grove Baptist Church
    Address Not Available
    Rev. Terrill Crump


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Don and Brenda Sweezy

Posted at 12:45pm
Edith, so sorry for the loss of your brother. Praying for the family during this time of loss.

Kristal Reagan

Posted at 10:07am
So sorry for your loss Freda and family. Sending hugs, kisses and many prayers. Love Kristal, Rich, Zack, Connor, Gracie, Ellie, Brady and Jesse
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Tina Martin

Posted at 09:03pm
So sorry to hear about your father. Praying for you and your family during this difficult time.
Love , Tina Martin

Linda and Louie Hull

Posted at 09:03pm
Betty and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Pink was a good man, and was always smiling. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God Bless.

Mark and Judy Searcy - Fallston

Posted at 02:59pm
Betty, Chris, Freda and family,
You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. May God lift you all up and give you grace during this time.

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