James Walker Obituary, Death – The city of Charlotte in North Carolina James Floyd Walker, also known as “Jim,” passed away on November 20, 2022 at the Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was surrounded by his family at the time of his passing. Jim Walker was the son of Emma Cornelia “Connie” Walker and Edgar Harris Walker, Sr., who welcomed their first child into the world on October 7, 1944. His parents and his brother Edgar Harris “Eddie” Walker, Jr. have passed away before him. Jim is survived by his wife of 28 years, Sharon Sitton Walker, who currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina; his daughter, Mary Kathryn Walker, who resides in Asheville, North Carolina; and his sons, James Floyd “Jamie” Walker, Jr., of Pawleys Island, South Carolina, and John Michael Walker (Shelly), who resides in Greenville, South Carolina. In addition, he is survived by his four grandchildren, Elizabeth Blake Walker, Bryson James Walker, Caroline Henderson Walker, and John Michael Walker, Jr., all of Pawleys Island, South Carolina.
Jim Walker was a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, and he was the sixth generation of his family to grow up on the family land that is situated close to the intersection of Providence Road and Walker Road. The Walker family has owned the land since the 1700s, and during that time it served as the location of Walker Stables, a boarding and training facility for horses that was well-known among residents of the Charlotte area. Jim’s family was one of the founding families of Sardis Presbyterian Church, and when he passes away, he will be laid to rest in the graveyard of the church beside his brother, his parents, and five generations of the Walker family.
Jim earned his diploma from East Mecklenburg High School in 1963, where he participated in both baseball and basketball. During his time there, he was on the school’s varsity teams. In 1967, he received his degree in business administration from Erskine College, where he also played baseball for the college’s varsity team. He graduated with honors in that year. Between the years 1967 and 1973, he was a member of the Air National Guard. Jim’s professional career in commercial insurance spanned over thirty years, the majority of which were spent with Cameron M. Harris Insurance Company in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he served as Executive Vice President.
Jim was a member of the Board of Directors at both the Myers Park Country Club in Charlotte, North Carolina and The Surf Club in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Both of these clubs are located in South Carolina. Everyone looked up to Jim because of his exemplary moral fortitude and the fact that he was a dedicated and caring parent and spouse. We will miss his vivacious spirit and the way he loved to joke about with his family and friends. He was known to be kind and dependable to his friends, and he took genuine pleasure in the company of others, making it a top priority for him to maintain relationships with the people he cared about. Jim was an avid golfer who enjoyed spending time on the course with his friends and was a big fan of the 19th hole. In addition to this, Jim and Sharon had a lot of fun traveling to other parts of the world together and discovering new places to visit. “Pops” was a fun-loving and affectionate grandfather who cherished the time he got to spend with his four grandchildren.
On the Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at 2:00 p.m., there will be a Celebration of Life conducted at the Sardis Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. Immediately following the conclusion of the wedding, the family will host a reception for friends. Donations in memory of Mr. Sardis can be made to the Sardis Presbyterian Church, which can be found at 6100 Sardis Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28270. Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements. They can be reached at (704) 641-7606 and are located at 1321 Berkeley Avenue in Charlotte, North Carolina 28204.