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William Mickey Walker
  • Millers Cove Cemetery Association
    In care of Rocklan King
    931 E. Millers Cove Road
    Walland, TN 37886-2427

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“Mike & Sherri I only learned of Mickey passing today. I pray for strength and peace for the whole family. Hugs to you all. ”
1 of 34 | Posted by: Mary & Jeff McMillan - Vonore, TN

“Mickey Walker--a Blount County icon and a good man. He will be greatly missed. Warm thoughts to all the family and our sincerest sympathy. ”
2 of 34 | Posted by: Carla and John Hawkinson - TN

“To all of Mickey's family; I was in Alaska and just heard the news of Mickey's passing. I am saddened . He was a wonderful, kind, thoughtful,...Read More »
3 of 34 | Posted by: Mae Owenby - Maryville, TN

“Thank you we have lost a great person that I'm greatful to have called a Friend ”
4 of 34 | Posted by: Doug&Robin Harrill - walland, TN

“Mike, Sherri and family, I was so saddened to hear about the passing of your Dad. Mickey Walker was one of the best men I have ever known. I can...Read More »
5 of 34 | Posted by: Teresa (Teri) Kelley Newman - TN

“dear mike and family I'm so sorry to hear about your dad, he was a great person. he would give you the shirt off of his back. he is with the lord now...Read More »
6 of 34 | Posted by: james prater - walland, TN

“Dear Walker Family,We are very sorry to hear of Mickey's passing. We loved him and Mary Ruth so much. They showed us that they loved us too. They...Read More »
7 of 34 | Posted by: Robin Brown - Lenoir City, TN

“Family: So sorry for your loss! Mickey was an awesome person! Remember the fond memories I have of going to Walker's IGA and him always being there...Read More »
8 of 34 | Posted by: Amy (King) Walker - TN

“Mickey was an awesome person and a great cook! he made me laugh and I loved Walker's IGA milkshakes . May he rest in peace- LOVE ”
9 of 34 | Posted by: Melanie Hutsell - Santa Monica, CA

“Heaven has received an angel. Mickey was one of the greatest men I've ever known. I knew him when I was a lil girl and he was my dad's friend and our...Read More »
10 of 34 | Posted by: Teresa Helton-Gentry - maryville, TN

“Mike & Sherri- so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great man and gave me my first job, pumping gas at Walker's IGA and then working in the store....Read More »
11 of 34 | Posted by: Ernie Ridings - Goodyear, AZ

“Very saddened to hear of Mickey's passing. I will always remember him as a pleasant and optimistic person. Our thoughts and prayers are with his...Read More »
12 of 34 | Posted by: Linda (Hatcher) and Ben McConnell - TN

“Thinking so much of Mike and Sherri, I know how much you loved your Daddy. I'm so thankful and appreciative for all Mickey and your Mom, Mary Ruth,...Read More »
13 of 34 | Posted by: Debbie Gilliam

“Mike and family, Sherri and families . Dennis and I are so very sorry for your loss. They were very thoughtful, helpful and loving people. I hope you...Read More »
14 of 34 | Posted by: Dennis and Berma Walker - Walland, TN

“I'm so sorry to hear of Mickey's passing. He was a great man and very kind to all. The family will be in my prayers! ”
15 of 34 | Posted by: Ginger Whiteheas - Maryville, TN

“Mike, I am so sorry for your loss. My prays are with you and your family. Donna Bolinger Murphy ”
16 of 34 | Posted by: Donna Murphy - Siler City, NC

“Thoughts and prayers are with the family during their time of sorrow. ”
17 of 34 | Posted by: Delores (Campbell) Gilreath - TN

“When I taught at Walland Middle School, Mickey was a great supporter of education. He will be missed by family and friends. ”
18 of 34 | Posted by: James Goodson - Maryville, TN

“Sherri Blair I'm so sorry for the loss of your Dad. I know the emptiness that is felt in the heart when a daughter loses her Dad, my heart breaks...Read More »
19 of 34 | Posted by: Tammy (Dial) Cramer - Maryville, TN

“Our thoughts & prayers are with the Walker family. ”
20 of 34 | Posted by: Jack Vaughn - Maryville, TN

“While shopping one early morning at the Walker's IGA, Mickey & ! had a short conversation about the day. Cars were whizzing in and out... and he...Read More »
21 of 34 | Posted by: Nancy K Arp - Walland, TN

“All of my memories was when my aunt Jean worked for Mikey at the store. Every time we would stop by to see her or get me a hamburger, He always had a...Read More »
22 of 34 | Posted by: Gerald Lee Ivey - Maryville, TN

“I have known Mickey most of my life, and I can't remember ever seeing him without him stopping to say a few words. Sending prayers to his family. He...Read More »
23 of 34 | Posted by: Rick Tipton - Maryville, TN

“great friend sure will miss him ”
24 of 34 | Posted by: lenville powell - walland, TN

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in the loss of Mr. Nickie When he first let Will fish in the pond he couldn't say Mickey so from then on...Read More »
25 of 34 | Posted by: Buster & Sandy King - Maryville, TN

“My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family !! ”
26 of 34 | Posted by: RobinFarris - maryville, TN

“My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. ”
27 of 34 | Posted by: Robin Hicks - Louisville, TN

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. May God grant peace and comfort as you remember your dad's / granddad's love for you all, and...Read More »
28 of 34 | Posted by: Elder Bill Taylor - Maryville, TN

“I worked for Mickey,& I knew his sweet wife Mary Ruth, I am Blessed to have known them both, praying for the Walker family ”
29 of 34 | Posted by: Louise Davis - Walland, TN

“Walker children and grandchildren. Mickey was one of the finest men that I have ever known. He was a true friend and if you needed anything, he was...Read More »
30 of 34 | Posted by: Jane Weimer - Conyers, GA

“We will miss you very much dear friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.U ”
31 of 34 | Posted by: Ollie & Nancy Boring - Walland, TN

“Sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers. ”
32 of 34 | Posted by: parsley family - Maryville, TN

“My Thoughts & prayers are with the Walker family, I have know Mickey for a long time, a great man Blessed to have know him. God Bless you all ...Read More »
33 of 34 | Posted by: Karen Davis Buckner - Walland, TN

“Mickey will be missed by many people. He was a good neighbor and friend, always checking in on us to make sure we didn't need anything during bad...Read More »
34 of 34 | Posted by: Scarlet Kelley - TN


William Mickey Walker was born on December 19, 1941 and left this world on July 27, 2015. He was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church. He owned and operated Walker's – Sterling's IGA for more than 20 years and served on the Blount County Commission from 1990 – 1998. He loved working on his farm and spending time at the project with his friends, but most of all he loved spending time with his family or as he would say, "his babies and grand-babies." Preceded in death by: Wife, Mary Ruth Walker; Father, John G. Walker; Mother, Bernice Walker; Brothers, Bud Walker & John R. Walker; Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Hoyle & Mayme Taylor. Survivors include: Son & Daughter-in-law, Mike & Sherri Walker; Daughter & Son-in-law, Sherri & Jason Blair; Grandchildren, Taylor Walker, Whitney & Scott Bachman, Jessica & Chris Rop, and Hunter Blair; Special friends & neighbors, Lynn & Lenville Powell, Virgil Everett, Buster King, & Wayne Lowe plus many more relatives and friends to mention. He will be sadly missed by everyone that knew and loved him. The family would like to thank the caregivers at Williamsburg Villas for all their kindness shown during Mickey's stay. Family and friends will assemble for graveside service "only" at 2:00 PM, Saturday, August 1, 2015 at West Millers Cove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jason Blair, Elder Mike Walker, and Elder Taylor Walker officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Millers Cove Cemetery Association, 931 E. Millers Cove Road, Walland, TN 37886-2427, in care of Rocklan King. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.