Ronald Eugene Walker

James HowellStaff

February 11, 2013

Ronald “Ronnie” Eugene Walker of Jefferson passed away Wednesday Feb. 6, 2013, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was 48.

Ronnie was born Feb. 10, 1964, the son of Frank and Shirley Staley Walker.

Ronnie enjoyed more than 20 years with special friends at Watauga Opportunities.

He also enjoyed traveling with family and making new friends everywhere he went. Ronnie never met a stranger.

He is survived by his loving and devoted parents, Frank and Shirley Staley Walker, and his extended family of loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services were held Sunday Feb. 10, 2013, at Bristol Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Joe Blevins and Rev. Benny Roten. Burial followed at Ashe Lawn Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends on Saturday Feb. 9, 2013, at Badger Funeral Home.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Bristol Baptist Church Youth Fund C/O Jennifer Walters 2377 Nettle Knob Road West Jefferson, NC 28694.

Badger Funeral Home was entrusted with Mr. Walker’s arrangements. Words of comfort and remembrance may be viewed or sent to the family through their website at