May 20, 1952- October 4, 2018
Freddie Gheesling Walker of Greensboro, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 at his residence at the age of 66.
Funeral Service were held Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 at the First Baptist Church, 206 Thornton Street, Union Point, with Rev. Farrett Boswell officiating. Interment followed in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Rhodes Street, Union Point. Serving as pallbearers were Danny Ingram, Jason Mosely, J C. McDaniels, Robbie Chapman, Bobby Morris and Rick Ward. Honorary pallbearers were Herbert Rhodes, Don Ellis, Mallory Granitz, Bubba Blayton and the Monday night G-Men.
Freddie was a lifelong resident of Greensboro, and was born on May 20, 1952 to the late Herbert Franklin Walker and Myrtle Lee Gheesling Walker. He graduated from Greene County High School in 1971. On Sept. 21, 1981 he married the former Susan Webb of Greensboro, GA. Freddie’s career was in sales and sharing his infectious smile. Freddie enjoyed being with friends talking and laughing. Over the years he was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed dirt bikes, enduros, basketball, golf, hunting, softball, fishing and motor cycles. He also played football and had the most punt backs for touchdowns in the state of Georgia in 1971. During his spare time he stayed busy with his friends, and spending time with his family, and grandchildren. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Union Point where he attended most of his life and for a while he attended the Woodville Baptist Church and served as a deacon.
In addition to his wife, Susan Walker of Greensboro, GA, he is survived by three sons, Abraham Hutchins (Erin), Jeremy Walker (Melissa) and Justin Yearwood (Leah); brother, Barry Walker and his wife Iris; grandchildren, Hailee, Madison and Mason Hutchins, Lilly, Marley and Jack Yearwood and Lucas Walker; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his brother, Edward Walker..
At the requests of the family, in lieu of flowers, please spend some time with someone you know with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. It can have a powerful impact on them and help them feel that they are still connected with others.
McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, 706-453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online register.