James Floyd Walker

November 20. 2022

James Floyd Walker, “Jim” passed away on November 20, 2022 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, surrounded by family. Jim was born on October 7, 1944 to Edgar Harris Walker, Sr. and Emma Cornelia “Connie” Walker. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Edgar Harris “Eddie” Walker, Jr. Jim is survived by his wife of 28 years, Sharon Sitton Walker of Charlotte, NC; his daughter Mary Kathryn Walker of Asheville, NC; sons James Floyd “Jamie” Walker, Jr. of Pawleys Island, SC and John Michael Walker (Shelly) of Greenville SC. He is also survived by four grandchildren; Elizabeth Blake Walker and Bryson James Walker of Pawleys Island, SC; Caroline Henderson Walker and John Michael Walker, Jr. of Greenville, SC.

Jim was a native of Charlotte, NC and one of six generations of Walkers to grow up on family land located near Providence Road and Walker Road. The property, owned by the Walker family since the 1700s, was also home to Walker Stables which was a boarding and training facility for horses known to many in the Charlotte area.

One of the founding families of Sardis Presbyterian Church, Jim will join his brother, parents and five generations of the Walker family to lay in rest in the church’s cemetery.

Jim graduated from East Mecklenburg High School in 1963 where he played on both the baseball and basketball teams. He was a 1967 graduate of Erskine College where he earned a degree in business administration and was a member of the baseball team.   He served in the Air National Guard from 1967 until 1973.  Jim spent over thirty years of his professional career in commercial insurance at Cameron M. Harris Insurance Co. in Charlotte, NC where he served as Executive Vice President.

Jim was a member of Myers Park Country Club in Charlotte, NC and The Surf Club in North Myrtle Beach, SC where he served on the Board of Directors for both clubs.

Jim was a devoted and caring father and husband whose strength of character was admired by all. His vibrant energy and love for joking with his friends and family will be missed. Known as a generous and loyal friend, he truly enjoyed the company of others and made it a priority to stay connected with those he loved. An avid golfer, Jim loved playing with his buddies and was always a fan of the 19th hole. Jim also enjoyed traveling with his wife Sharon and exploring new destinations across the globe. “Pops” was a loving and playful grandfather who treasured spending time with his four grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Sardis Presbyterian Church at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 in Charlotte NC. The family will receive friends immediately following the ceremony.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Sardis Presbyterian Church, 6100 Sardis Rd., Charlotte, NC 28270.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC; 28204 (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.

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  • Vann Simpson

    Jimmy was a true friend. You had know doubt how he felt about an issue. Could tell a good joke too! I will miss having dinner with he and Sharon and other friends at Surf Golf and Country Club at the beach. He loved golf but was unable to play recently, but would ride along and watch me, Bob Lee and Jack Ford play. Will miss him! Rest in peace my friend!

  • Stephen smith

    Jimmy was one of a "good "kind. Smiles, jokes and a friend forever! The thought of missing you, is a sad moment!

  • Blair Plyler

    I will miss Jimmy's smile and his kindness - he always seemed pleasant and upbeat and Sharon and the entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • DuBose Griffin

    Jim Walker was a kind and generous man. I am close friends with his daughter Mary. Whenever I visited Mr. Walker he always treated me like his other daughter and made me laugh. I was invited several times to join the family on fun travel adventures. I will always remember his positive energy, his sense of humor, and how much he took care of his family. He will be missed.