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“Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.” Proverbs 31:28
Gladys Woods Walker, age 76, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at the Johnson County Community Hospital. She was born in Mountain City, Tennessee on April 26, 1936 to the late Samuel Solomon ‘Sol’ and Martha ‘Callie’ Bryant Woods. In addition to her parents, Gladys was preceded in death by a sister, Mae Woods Creed and a brother, Archie Woods.
Gladys enjoyed reading and sitting on her porch watching the hummingbirds. She was a 1954 graduate of Johnson County High School.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Robert ‘R.S’ S. Walker; her children: Charles ‘Chuck’ Walker, Diane Walker Hawkins and husband Jody and Linnie F. Walker, all of Mountain City, TN; special heart daughter, Mechelle Brown Arney; brothers: Ed Wood of Bristol, TN and Jim Woods and wife Marie of Baer, DE; grandchildren: David & wife Mary Sue Mosley, Scott Mosley, Andy Stout and Dusty Stout; great grandchildren: Trey Mosley, Christian Mosley, Addison Mosley, Christopher Evans Renae Mosley and Jessica Mosley; mother-in-law, Mattie Walker; two very special cousins: R.C. Woods and wife Carolyn and Wayne Bryant; special niece, Geena Atwood; brothers-in-law: Connie Eggers and John Eggers and wife Glenda; sisters-in-law: Opal Woods, Blanche Settlemyer, Mary Hicks, Delores Walker, Faye Walker, Shirley Michael and husband Bill and Betty Mink; special friends: Linda Brown, Barbara Simcox, Doris Stout, Patsy Eller, Nancy Tester, Betty Hilbert, Novella Reece and her friend and Nurse Practioner, Anna Marie Witmer. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jim Norman officiating.
The family received friends from 1-2:00 p.m. on Sunday, prior to the service.
Graveside service and interment followed from the Walker Cemetery, located on Reece Hill Road. Pallbearers were David Mosley, Scott Mosley, Christian Mosley, Addison Mosley, Joseph Atwood and Jesse Atwood. Honorary Pallbearers were Randy McKinney, Dwayne Arney, Larry Creed, Ronnie Woods and Michael Simcox.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Gladys’ memory to the Johnson County Rescue Squad, 203 Vandilla Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 460 Slimp Branch Road, Mountain City, TN. 37683.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at
The family of Mary Gladys Woods Walker has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church St., Mountain City, TN 37683.