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Delos Wayne Walker, age 75, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at the Bristol Regional Medical Center. A native of Shady Valley, Delos was born on February 25, 1936 to the late Charles Russell and Nye Walker. In addition to his parents, Delos was preceded in death by a sister, Lenna Flora.Delos loved farming and was known locally for his large, beautiful bean fields. He also enjoyed shooting matches and more than anything, he loved spending time with his family.
Delos was a member of Harmon’s Chapel Christian Church and was a United States Army Veteran.
He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Rachel Walker; daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry and Ben Wheeler of Shady Valley, TN and Dawne and Lynn Minks of Mountain City, TN; son, Tommy Walker of Mountain City, TN; step sons, William Bishop and wife Lonna of Nicholasville, KY and David Bishop and wife Tracy of Jonesborough, TN; brother and sister-in-law, N.J. and Joyce Walker of Shady Valley, TN; step grandchildren, Rachel Bishop, Dylan Bishop, Bobby Bishop and Madison Bishop; special nephew, Elijah Haynes; several nieces and nephews and many, many friends.
The family received friends from 6-8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 21, 2011 at Harmon’s Chapel Christian Church with the funeral service following at 8:00 p.m. with ministers Howard Taylor and Jim Hutchinson officiating.
Special music was provided by Narrow Road.
Graveside service and interment was conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 22, 2011 at Shady Valley Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Lonnie Long, Lowell Hutchinson, Huey Long, Tommy Hutchinson, Kody Hutchinson and Mike Averill.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 964 Hwy 133, Shady Valley, TN 37688.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at .
The family of Delos Wayne Walker has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church St., Mountain City, TN 37683.