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DWIGHT WALKER
DWIGHT WALKER
Visitation: 10:00 to 10:45 AM Saturday February 16, 2019 Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church
Service: 11:00 AM Saturday February 16, 2019 Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church
Interment: Carolina Memorial Park
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Obituary:
On Feb 10, 2019 Dwight Lee Walker, age 85, died peacefully in his home.

Dwight was born on May 13, 1933 in Kannapolis, N.C. to Luther Cylvester Walker and Mabel Riley Walker. He attended Kannapolis schools and joined the U.S. Air Force in 1951, serving in various locations including French Morocco. He returned home in 1954, served in the Reserves and received an Honorable Discharge in 1959.

Dwight worked for various trucking companies, mostly as a long distance driver, and retired from Consolidated Freightways in November of 1994 after driving millions of miles over the course of his career.

He was a fun loving man, very proud of his Irish heritage and enjoyed times spent with family and the camaraderie with his good friends. He kept all of us laughing with his antics. Dwight was also a long time Duke basketball fan.

He is survived by his daughter, Melissa W. Arroyo (Blas) of Charlotte, son Brian Walker (Judy) of Greensboro, son Eric Walker (Candi) of Harrisburg, grandson Andrew Arroyo (Kristen) of Charlotte, granddaughters Lesley Arroyo (Ben Johnson) of St. Petersburg, FL and Harlie Walker of Harrisburg, and great-grandson Bodhi Arroyo.

Dwight was preceded in death by his parents and brother Luther Howard (Buddy) Walker.
A service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church in Kannapolis.Interment will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends prior from 10:00 to 10:45 AM at church. Whitley’s Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kimball Memorial, 101 Vance Avenue, Kannapolis, NC 28081. The family gratefully acknowledges the support of Pastor Futterer throughout this time.
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From: Peggy Lynch and Gary Pless
"So sorry to hear the passing of a dear friend ChooChoo Walker He was a sweet kind loving man and he will be missed dearly"
 
From: Gale couts
"Love and prayers during this time of grieving. Posh was a loved friend of the whitmore family. We enjoyed his friendship and he brought us much joy."
 
From: Sandra Doster
"I'm so sorry to hear of ChooChoo passing. He was a very kind man to know and he always would make people laugh. He was always giving to others that didn't have much and had a very big heart. He will be missed by all that knew him but I know that he is in another place now and he is free of pain thank you Lord."
 
From: Robert Lomax
"So sorry to hear of cousin Dwight passing. He was such a fun loving and family man. Dedicated to familly, country and church. A great example for younger ones to follow. He will be missed by hundreds."
 
From: Jill McLain
"Fond memories of Melissa's Dad, "Choo". Such a kind soul and always fun to be around. Love and prayers to the family. May your faith, love, and memories sustain you."
 
From: Tracy Peters
"Wishing the family peace to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts"
 
From: Wanda Pataky
"Choo choo will be missed by many, he was such a loving,sweet and funny person.Always so kind and polite. May the lord comfort and be with each of his family members and friends now and in the days to come."
 
From: Karen and Montie Graham
"We loved Posh. He will be missed. Such a kind, warm, loving and fun man. Praying peace for the family. May your memories give you great comfort at this time. Lean on God's promises. Love to you all."