Obituary

BETTY F. WALKER

Betty F. Walker, 87, Knoxville, a great loving mother passed away at her home Oct. 1, 2020, after a courageous battle with vascular dementia. Betty was a member of South Clinton Baptist Church and the Red Hats society. She retired from Martin Marietta/Y-12 as a group leader after 29 years of service. She was a pianist for two different church’s in the Solway community, one in Anderson County, played in the Dulcimer Group at Grace Baptist Church in Knoxville, and played the piano for several quartets. Betty also sang and played in a trio with her sisters, Loetta Fraker Hopson and Francis Foust Householder, at the Anderson County Singing Convention and other churches. She was preceded in death by: Loving husband of 61 years, William A. “Bill” Walker; parents, Claude and Beatrice Fraker; sister, Jewel Dean Ault. She is survived by: Son, William “Chuck” Walker of Knoxville; sister, Loetta Fraker Hopson of Athens; special friend, Peggy Loy of South Clinton Baptist Church, who sent her courageous cards and was always calling Betty during her illness. The family would like to thank the University of Tennessee Hospice; outstanding nurse, Patrick Moore; home health aides, Amanda Throckmorton and Stephanie Parrish; Chaplain, Bill Scott; social worker, Helen Wilkens; and the nurses her son, Chuck, called in the middle of the night and weekends. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home. Her funeral service will follow in the chapel with the Rev. Roger Pugh officiating. Betty’s graveside will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, at Woodhaven Memorial Garden. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com