John C. Walker

The Southern Democrat,
20 Mar 1919

In Memory of John C. Walker

John C. Walker died at his old home, on Warnock's Peak, Blount county, on January 18th, 1919. He was a Confederate soldier, serving through the Civil war. Was a member of the Missionary Baptist church for the past fifty-two years, being a deacon for several years. He loved the church and enjoyed the meetings. He attended church as long as he was able. He joined the Masonic order in 1893 and was true to its principles and teachings. He was a kind husband, a loving father and good neighbor. His delight was reading the Bible. I often sat by father's side and listened to his reading the Bible from my childhood on up to womanhood. It was a great pleasure to me to listen to father read. I am forty odd years old and I do not remember ever having heard father swear on oath or seeing him drunk. What a pleasure it is to me to be able to say these words. Father often said all that he regretted leaving earth was parting with mother, my husband, little girl and myself. He said he couldn't take us with him and he was ready and willing to go—only waiting for the summons. Dear father had been confined to his chair for four long months when the angels visited our home and wafted the sweet spirit of father to that happy land on high, where there will be no more sickness, sorrow nor death. Father's request was for us to live right so that when our time was spent upon earth we could meet him and brother in heaven, where there will be no more good bye's. Dear father is gone but not forgotten. Oh, how we miss him. He always had a sweet smile for every one, especially for the writer. Oh, how lonely it is without him. Peace to his memory!
Written by his only daughter, Mrs. L.J. Warnock.