August 16, 1943 ~ October 13, 2021

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Candler, NC

Anthony “Tony” LeRoy Walker, 78, passed away Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at the CarePartners Solace Center.

A native of Buncombe Co., Tony was the son of the late Roy Lee and Viola Alexander Walker.

Tony was a graduate of Enka High School, class of 1961. He owned and ran a florist business in Charlotte, NC, for 32 years and then retired and moved back home to Candler. He studied and loved horticulture all his life. Tony was a huge fan of entertainment genres ranging from science fiction to classic westerns and had a knowledgeable appreciation of fine art and literature.

Surviving are his sister, Deanna Walker Davis and her husband Kevin; nephew, Jeff Rice (Amber); niece, Robin Rice (Keith); other great nieces and nephews, and close friend, Robert Smith.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Buncombe County Humane Society, 16 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville, NC 28806

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Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

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  1. Oh, Deanna I am so sorry to read of Tony’ passing. We have lost several from our class this year and still have time to go until the end of 2021. God speed, Tony.

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  2. Dear Deanna, It saddens me greatly to learn of Tony’s passing. We had reconnected last year and had a good, long conversation at his home one day. He’s the person who inspired me to attend college and I’ll never forget that. Please let me know when the service will occur, as I hope to attend. Blessings for you during this time of loss.
    Fred

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  3. Deanna Although we don’t see each other very often just wanted you to know that I am so sorry to learn of Tony’s passing. If you need anything please don’t hesitate to let me know. There’s not many of the original “Reeves Cove Neighborhood” left! Prayers & love, Loretta Stewart Higdon

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  4. Deanna, I’m sorry to learn of Tony’s loss. He was always such a good friend when we were in high school. Thinking of you and your family during this time.

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