Robert Walker, Jr.

Obituary of Robert Franklin (Bob) Walker, Jr.

Robert Franklin (Bob) Walker, Jr., age 92, of Asheboro passed away on Friday, December 27, 2019 at Cross Road Retirement Community. Mr. Walker was born in Asheboro on July 6, 1927 to Robert and Myrtle R. Walker. He was a 1944 graduate of Asheboro High School. Bob served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII and the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Bob was a 1953 graduate of Catawba College in Salisbury and a 1963 graduate of Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana with a Master's degree in Psychology. He received his Clinical Psychologist License and School Psychological Certification from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. Bob was employed as a Counselor and School Psychologist in the Cincinnati/Dayton area. He taught evening classes at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. He maintained a small private practice. He did much volunteer work for special needs children, particularly Special Olympics. Bob retired in 1985. In 1986, he returned to Asheboro. He spent most of his retirement years gardening on his small acreage home in rural Randolph County. He enjoyed the beach when at his North Myrtle Beach condominium. In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his sister, Sandra Simmonds. Bob had no immediate survivors however he was Godfather to Mary Hartz Paulman and her two sons, Noah and Eli Paulman, whom he loved dearly. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel, 437 Sunset Avenue in Asheboro with Chaplain Bernie Raymond officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Burial will be held at Randolph Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph County, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204-0009 or to the charity of the donor's choice. Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro is serving the Walker family.
Sunday
29
December

Visitation

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Sunday, December 29, 2019
Pugh Funeral Home Asheboro
437 Sunset Ave.
Asheboro, North Carolina, United States
(336) 625-2171
Sunday
29
December

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Sunday, December 29, 2019
Pugh Funeral Home Chapel
437 Sunset Avenue
Asheboro, North Carolina, United States
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