William Columbus Walker
William Columbus Walker
  • December 21, 1931 - May 6, 2016
  • Ridgeway, Virginia

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Bill W.C. Walker, 84, of Stanleytown Health Care, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 6, 2016. He was born on December 21, 1931 in Bassett, Va. to the late Barnie B. Walker and Macie Elizabeth Tuggle Walker.

Bill worked for Bob White Chevrolet and Riddle Olds Cadillac as a body repair man. He also ran his own business, Bills Body Shop of Horsepasture for over 50 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby Ann Black; second wife, Katherine Fields Hancock; and his sister, Margie W. (Noel) Wright.

Bill accepted Christ as his Savior in 1953 at The Church of God of Prophecy in Martinsville, Va. He was a member of The Church of God in Bassett, Va. He taught Sunday school for over 50 years.

Bill is survived by one daughter, Joy Elaine Walker Turner of Galax, Va.; son, Tony Lee Walker of Roanoke, Va.; grandson, William Edward Hiatt; great granddaughter, Naomi Vivian Hiatt; sisters, Marie Hodges of Rocky Mount Va., Ellin Cobler of Collinsville, Jeanette (Johnny) Adams of Martinsville, Sue (Billy) Mason of Leitchfield, KY, Betty (Zeke) Whisnant of Preston, Va.; brother, James (Jane) Walker of Martinsville.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. at Living Waters Church of God of Prophecy in Ridgeway, Va. with Pastor Josie Foley officiating. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Roselawn Burial Park.