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Thomas Nelson (Tom) Walker

June 14, 1953 ~ October 10, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Thomas Nelson (Tom) Walker Obituary

Thomas Nelson (Tom) Walker, 70, of Knoxville went to be with the Lord on October 10, 2023.  Tom grew up in Scott County and is the son of Charlie Kline Sr and Luverna Blevins Walker who predeceased him.  He was a member of First Baptist Church of Robbins in Robbins, TN.

He was also preceded in death by brothers Charlie Kline Walker Jr and Michael Timothy (Tim) Walker and grandparents Thomas N and Zida Kline Walker and Charlie and Theora Blevins and his son’s mother, Shirley Riddle Walker.  Additional relatives who predeceased him include aunts and uncles Mary Helen and Ralph Moser, Stanley and Mary Walker, Leon and Dillis Walker, Lawrence Walker, William Alfred and Flonnie Blevins, Columbus and Arie Blevins, and cousins, David Blevins, Janet Brooks, Ralph Moser, Jr and David Moser.  

Tom is survived by his sister Rebecca (Becky) Walker, son Christopher O. Walker, sister-in-law Gloria M. Walker and his uncle and aunts, James and Joann Walker and Beverly Walker.  He also leaves behind his English Bulldog fur baby, Winston.

Tom is survived by many close cousins, including:  Marjorie Sue Wisner, Charles and Sue Blevins, Phillip and Judy Blevins, Nancy and Jim Hutson, Ronald and Joyce Moser, Larry and Gina Moser, Martha Walker, George and Betty Walker, Leshia and Craig Martin, Michelle and Ralph Trieschmann, Linda Moser, and Ginnie Gray.  

Tom was a member of the first graduating class of Scott High School.  He graduated in 1972 and was the salutatorian of his class.  After graduation, he attended Tennessee Technological University where he received his bachelor’s degree and majored in Industrial Technology.  During college, Tom worked as an intern at Y12 in Oak Ridge to help pay for his education.  After college graduation, he was employed by Y12 as a Cost Estimating Engineer, enjoying a successful career there for 45+ years.  He retired in February of 2022.  

Tom was loving, kind, generous, and had an infectious, and joyful personality.  He always had a smile on his face and loved to gently tease his family and friends.  Tom was an attentive father and was very proud of Chris’ recent accomplishments.  Not only was he a loving and caring father, but also, he was the best brother a sister could have.  Tom was always willing to help other people.  He had a mechanical talent and could fix anything.  He loved the outdoors and liked nothing better than looking with satisfaction at a field of baled hay after working all day at the family farm.  He so appreciated his dear friend, Lloyd King, who helped him on the farm.  A ray of sunshine in Tom’s life was his young cousin, Job Kline, who as a toddler started to follow Tom at the farm and wanted to learn about everything related to farming.  Even though Job is now a teen, he and Tom maintained their connection and love of the outdoors and farming.  

Our heartfelt thanks to the entire Walker and Kline families who has walked with Tom through the happy and sad times of life.  He loved and appreciated each of you. 

Tom was a wonderful son, brother, father, nephew, cousin, and friend.  We grieve losing him, but we are comforted that he is reunited in Heaven with his beloved parents and brothers.

Friends may visit with the Walker family on Saturday, October 14, 2023, at the First Baptist Church of Robbins in Robbins, TN from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  

Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, October 15 at the First Baptist Church of Robbins at 1:00 PM with Dr. Jack Kline and Bro. Jeff Davis officiating.  Music will be provided by the Brimstone Boys.  

Committal service will follow at Carson Memorial Park in Oneida, TN.  Pallbearers will be:  Job Kline, Mark Kline, Lloyd King, Ronnie Hughett, Randy Burnette, and Mark Young.

In Lieu of Flowers, the family requests donations be made in Tom’s memory to:  First Baptist Church of Robbins, 6547 Scott Highway, Robbins, TN  37852.

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