Don Walker, age 71, of Maryville, died December 2, 2020 in peace while surrounded by love. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Don was born on June 7, 1949 in Knoxville, TN to Earl & Cleo (Nicely) Walker. He received his BS in Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee in 1973. On August 11, 1973, he married Roberta Smith. They raised two sons, Daniel and Jonathan, and a daughter, Rebekah. Don devoted his life to supporting his family and caring for the sick and the poor in his community and across the world. Don and Roberta ran a small pharmacy at Eagleton Village in Maryville, TN for 41 years. The pharmacy they founded continues in operation today as an ongoing service to the community. Over the years, he traveled on medical missions to some of the poorest regions of the world such as Haiti, Venezuela and Guatemala to serve the people there. At home, he enjoyed spending time with his family, studying languages and the Bible, cooking new recipes and sharing a cup of tea with his wife. His family will remember him for his gentleness, kindness, generosity and steadfast love. Don was preceded in death by: father, Earl; mother, Cleo. He is survived by: wife, Roberta; sons, Daniel and Jonathan; daughter, Rebekah and her husband Jonathan Raffini; two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Anna; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Anne; sister, Charlotte Smalley; niece, Katherine, and several cousins. Family and friends will assemble for graveside service and interment at 1:00 PM, Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Grandview Pavilion with Pastor Clay Harrington officiating. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.
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