William "Ben" Walker
Jan 15, 2014
William \"Ben\" Walker
Jan. 15, 2014
William \"Ben\" Walker, 90, of Sweetwater, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014.
He was a member of True Gospel Baptist Church, a veteran of the U.S. Army and a well-known home builder.
He was preceded in death by his parents, T.T. and Mary E. Walker; his first wife, Gladys Walker; and several brothers and sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine Emerson Walker of Sweetwater; stepsons and wives, Jim and Jane Shepherd, Herbert and Frankie Shepherd, and Kelly and Connie Shepherd, all of Athens, and Mark and Karen Emerson, of Knoxville; brother, Carl Walker of Sweetwater; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, Jan. 16, at Kyker Funeral Homes of Sweetwater from 6 until 8 p.m. with the funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. in Kyker\'s Chapel with the Rev. Sam Loy and the Rev. Jim Henry officiating.
Interment will be 3 p.m. on Friday in Edgemon Cemetery with full military honors provided by Sweetwater V.F.W. Gold Star Post 5156 and members of the Monroe County Disabled American Veterans Chapter 93.
Send online condolences to www.kykerfuneralhomes.com
Kyker Funeral Homes of Sweetwater is in charge of arrangements.