Roy Lee Walker

Published 12:41 pm Monday, January 25, 2016

Mr. Roy Lee Walker, 76, of Advance, died on Jan. 24, 2016 at Forsyth Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

He was the first son of Richard and Virginia Walker, born on Oct. 15, 1939. He worked for and then co-owned Davie Oil Co. He had a peach orchard by his home for years.  He enjoyed gardening and his mountain house in Hillsville, Va.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances York Walker and a brother, Gurney Walker.

Surviving: 2 sons, Gene (Margaret) and Stephen (Cammie); 3 grandchildren, Lauren (Adam) Pilcher, Weston and Luke Walker; 2 brothers, Lewis and Frank Walker.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27 at Green Meadows Baptist Church with Marty Carter officiating. The family received friends Tuesday at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel.

Memorials: Smith Grove or Farmington fire department.