WALKER, Caleb W. — (d. 1889)
C. W. Walker was borned in Currituck county, N. C., January 29th, 1847, and died at his home in Plymouth, N. C., August 21st, 1889, aged 42 years 6 months and 22 days. In the year 1880 he was happily married to Miss Annie Layton, of Bridgeville, Del, who with one son, still survive their loss. Brother Walker was soundly converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church South, in the year 1874 and lived a devoted christian of the same and the remainder of his days. As a christian he was earnest, meek and sweet spirited as a child, his life was as joyous in the Savior’s love as his translation was triumphant and glorious. For several years he filled the office of stewart faithfully and enerjetically. No man ever lived in this community who was more honored and loved as a christian and citizen than he. He was, indeed, “”a living epistle known and read of all men.” As a member of the church he was true and faithful, a good neighbor, a trusted friend, a loving husband and a kind father. While he quietly lingered on the shores of time, waiting for the call of his Saivour he trusted his promiser to the end for sustaining grace, which was graciously given to him. His last hours were like the beautiful setting sun, without an intervening cloud. The business of the town was almost suspended, and every possible respect was shown by the large concourse of sorrowing friends who followed his remains to their last resting place – the Methodist Cemetery. May the benedictions of heaven rest upon the bereaved wife, and may the Father’s mantle fall upon his son, and may the name left him encourage him to walk in his father’s footsteps. —
C. W. Robinson
Source: Roanoke Beacon, 27 September 1889. Available online at digitalnc.org.