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Updated: 12/11/2013 08:00:00AM

Charles James Walker, Jr.

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Charles James Walker, Jr.

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Charles James Walker, Jr. of Frostproof, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at the Auburndale Oaks in Auburndale under the care of Good Shepherd Hospice.

He was 78.

He was born May 24, 1935, in Louisville, Miss., to Charles and Lillie Mae Walker; and he came here from Kankakee, Ill.

He was a retired roofer and a parishioner at Holy Grace Catholic Church in Avon Park. He was a devoted caregiver for the last 16 years to his wife of 54 years until her death in 2012.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Barbara Jean Walker; sons, Eddie Curwick and Dave Walker; brother, Perry Walker.

Survivors include his daughter, Theresa M. Martin of Frostproof; son, Joshua Martin of Avon Park, Bob Walker and wife, Sandy, of Kankakee, Ill., Rick Walker of Frostproof and James Curwick and wife, Sharon, of Port St. Lucie; many sisters, many grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

No services have been scheduled at this time.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave., Auburndale, FL. 33823.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Marion Nelson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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