Greg N. Walker, age 70, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at his home.
Greg was born July 28, 1948, in Clarksville, TN, to the late Robert "Butch" Walker and Mildred Darnell Walker. He was a member of the APSU Hall of Fame Committee, past Vice President of the Clarksville American Little League at 19 years of age, and past President of the Clarksville Softball League and USSSA Commissioner. Greg managed the 13 year-old Babe Ruth Southeast Regional Championship Team. He was the winner of the 2013-14 OVC Media Award.
Greg was the Color Analyst and later the proud Voice of Austin Peay Men's Basketball from 1982 until 2016. He was the host of his SportsTalk radio show for 38 years; it was the nation's longest-running local sports talk show. He also hosted his One on One television show since 1988. Greg was a former owner and partner of 1400 AM, 105.1 FM, and 1030 AM radio stations.
Greg was full of life until his last couple of years. He never met a stranger and would say anything to anyone. His passions were his family, his dear friends, and his work.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, August 10, at 1:30 PM, at the Chapel of Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, with Dennis Weiland officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, August 9, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, and Friday, August 10, from 12:00 PM until the time of service, at the funeral home.
Greg is survived by his wife of nearly 35 years, Pat Minniehan Walker; son, Clete Walker; brother, Barry Walker; and a host of cousins and dear friends that he loved immensely.
Pallbearers will be Patrick Miller, Horace Heggie, Norris Heggie, Gary Shoemaker, Phillip Albright, Gary Wallace, Randall Matthews, and Paul Powers. Honorary pallbearers will be Ross Bagwell, Danny Ray Perry, Jim Watts, Jack Blackard, Wayne Norfleet, Mike Meador, Steve Sawyer, Louis Wilson, Bob "Bobcat" Manning, Buff Albright, Wally Cross, Joe Mills, Dave Loos, Sr., Dave Loos, Jr., Charles Long, his radio and TV sponsors, former players, his predeceased loved ones, Mickey Darnell, Mickey Fisher, BoBo Elliott, and David Cummings.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Urban Ministries, 217 S. Third Street, Clarksville, TN 37040.
Arrangements are entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040. Online condolences may be made at www.nealtarpleyparchman.com.