|The Methodist Church and parsonage were the total life of Charles S. Walker, Jr. Born the son of a Methodist minister and his wife in the parsonage at Holdenville, Oklahoma on April 1, 1909, he knew no other home on earth but the parsonage, and went to his heavenly home on August 13, 1973.
Charles was graduated from high school in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1927. He received the B.A. Degree in 1931 from New Mexico University at Las Cruces and earned the Masters Degree from Southern Methodist University in 1933. For three years he pursued the teaching profession teaching in New Mexico. On August 1, 1936, he was married to Sunny Winifred Bethel and to this union five children were born. Two sons, Charles Robert and Richard Edward, and three daughters , Winifred Ann Bryant, Patricia Lucille Parker and Celia Sue Newton.
For three years Reverend Walker taught Bible at Eastern University, Portales, where he was director of the Wesley Foundation. The rest of his ministry was as pastor of churches. He served churches in Hope, Tatum, Clovis, Marathon, Texico Farwell, Truth or Conjseqauences, Kermit, Marfa and Silver City in the New Mexico Conference. Transferring to Louisiana in 1959, he served Gretna, Oak Grolve, St. Paul’s (Harahan), and Jefferson Church in New Orleans for little more than a year when his Master called him to his final appointment.
He loved his family, he loved his church and he loved his Heavenly Father. Charles Walker was a dedicated servant of his Master, indeed a Christian gentleman and scholar.
Life is short, sometimes
Much shorter than we wish.
It is measured not by length of days
But by Quality of Character.
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1974; p. 151 By Mrs. Sunny Walker|