Charles E. (Tom) Walker, age 86, July 27th, 1934-December 31st 2020
Tom was a traveling school photographer for over 40 years with McEachern Photography of Loudon. Tom took thousands of school photos of kids all over Tennessee and Kentucky. His favorite phrase to get a good shot was “Smile Curley.” Tom was an avid woodworker and had many skills in all forms of construction. Tom always had a smile and handshake for everyone he met and never knew a stranger. He was loved by all who knew him. His was truly, a life well lived.
Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Faye Walker, father James E. (Dunk) Walker, mother Ruth Delaney Walker, sister Elizabeth Davidson, her husband Jake and their daughter, Jeannie Davidson, beloved brother James R. (Jimmy) Walker and his wife Bonnie Pruitt Walker.
Tom is survived by his son, Robert M. (Mike) Beach, Edgewater, Florida, grandson Michael Ray Beach of Clinton, TN, his granddaughter Michaela Beach and grandson Brady Beach, both of Oliver Springs, TN. Tom was particularly fond of his constant canine companion “Kuddles" and feline supporter “Tomcat". The family would like to thank his caregiver of several years, Janice Fine and his many friends for being beside him and sharing his very full and happy life. Special thanks to Helen Gore and daughters DeAnn and Stacy for all their invaluable help and support. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Loudon County Humane Society in Tom’s name.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, January 6, 2021 from 4pm-8pm at Loudon Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 11am at Loudon County Memorial Gardens with Rev. Michael Beach officiating.