Stephen Lawrence Walker

  • Born: November 14, 1945
  • Died: February 10, 2019
  • Location: Johns Island, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr Downtown Chapel

232 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Tel. (843) 723.2524

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Stephen Lawrence Walker Stephen Lawrence Walker, of Johns Island, SC, passed away after a brief illness on the morning of Sunday, February 10, 2019.

Steve was born in Charleston on November 14, 1945 to the late Lawrence and Phyllis Walker. He grew up in Summerville, SC, entering the Pinewood School on the day they opened their doors. He graduated from Taft School (Watertown, CT) and Duke University, and for the rest of his life he remained a fan of Duke men's basketball. After college, he served as a naval officer in the Vietnam War. Upon return to Charleston, he was a founder of Corporate Plan Services (later Pension Systems, Inc.), which he built and managed his entire life, selling the company upon retirement. During his career he also served two terms on the Board of the American Society of Pension Actuaries. Late in life he turned his efforts to growing and showing camellias, eventually helping judge camellia shows in South Carolina and surrounding states. His other passions were art history and European travel. He was a member of the South Carolina Society.

He is survived by Mary, his wife of 43 years, as well as his sister Phyllis Walker Ewing and brother G. Trenholm Walker (Susan Hull Walker), both of Charleston. He is remembered fondly by his tight-knit family and friends as a brilliant, warm, and gentle man who was dearly loved by all who knew him well.

The committal service will be Friday, February 15, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Mepkin Abbey. The family will receive visitors at the home of Trenholm and Susan Walker, 4 Logan Street, Charleston, Friday, February 15, 2019 starting at 5:30 p.m.

Contributions in memory of Steve may be made to Mepkin Abbey.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Mary,
George and I are so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. We didn't get to know him intimately, only at social gatherings. He was always warm and friendly. We enjoyed reading about his profession and interests. We will think of him when we see beautiful camellias. Our hearts go out to you.

Posted by Jane McMackin - Temecula, CA   February 15, 2019

Mary - very sorry to hear about Steve's passing. He was a good man and I'm glad I was able to join in on the trip with Steve to Taos. I'm sure nothing but wonderful memories will live on for you. In sincere sympathy.

Posted by Jim Fantuzzo - Lexington, MA   February 14, 2019

Oh, Mary, how can this have happened? It is too hard. Too painful. Too unbearable. You are encircled with friends and family - both near and far. Feel their love. Feel their arms around you. Your art will help you find a way through. You are loved. Tish

My dear Trenholm...I cannot imagine your pain and loss. Such a gentle man. A quiet and calming soul. He is within you and always will be. Hold close all those you love and who love you. There are so many. Stephen is there. Tish

Posted by Tish Lynn - Charleston, SC   February 14, 2019

Mary, you are in my thoughts & prayers. May your memories be a comfort to you & help to heal your broken heart.

Posted by Glenda Morgan Ashmore - Landrum. SC   February 12, 2019

Mary, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, Steve. So difficult to lose the love of your life. Thinking of you at this time.

Love you

Posted by Sandra Whatley - Hendersonville, NC   February 12, 2019

Posted by Sandra Whatley - Hendersonville, NC   February 12, 2019

Mary, I only knew Steve as your husband at our class reunions. He was so nice and friendly and was a good match for you. My heart aches for you. I know how hard it is to lose the love of your life. I'm here for you. Love you. ♥

Posted by Becky Kennedy - Columbus, NC   February 12, 2019

I was so sad to read that Steve had passed away. He was a wonderful man and will be missed. My thoughts are with you Mary and your family.
Catherine Beaver

Posted by A friend   February 12, 2019

The resonance of that deep voice, your intelligence, the wit and humor, the compassion and care, your stance and presence, charm, and that laugh. These are a few of your gifts that I will cherish and remember all of my days.

Posted by Clarence Brooks - Boca Raton, FL   February 12, 2019

We were so surprised and saddened to hear of Steve's death. He was a good camellia friend in the Coastal Carolina camellia Society and we will miss the good times at the shows. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of loss.

Posted by Bonnie & Geary Serpas - Santee, SC   February 11, 2019

We were greatly saddened to read of Steve's passing. He was a great friend to all of us in the camellia growing society and we will miss him and his sense of humor very much. Our thoughts are with his family in their grief as we share in their loss.

Posted by Wesley and Martha Fisher - Mt Pleasant, SC   February 11, 2019

So sorry to hear of Steve's passing. We enjoyed many hours with him at various camellia society events when we lived in Charleston. Please know you are in our prayers.
John and Barbara Blanton

Posted by John and Barbara Blanton - Greer, SC   February 11, 2019

My condolences to the family . May you find comfort in your treasured memories and Gods promise to return your loved ones who passed away in death . 1 Thessalonians 4 : 13 , 14

Posted by Earnie Ray - Wylie, TX   February 11, 2019

My sincere heartfelt sympathy for the passing of Steve. Prayers of healing in the fondest memories throughout your years of time spent together and may these memories lessen the hurt your heart is feeling.
Leslie Melton Elder

Posted by Leslie Melton Elder - John's Island, SC   February 11, 2019

Dear Mary, I am so sorry.

Posted by Phil Garrett - Santa Fe, NM   February 11, 2019

Mary, I am so saddened to hear of Steve's passing. A wonderful, kind hearted man. He enriched my life for the more than 20 years we worked together. I am praying that God will wrap His arms around you and provide you with strength and comfort.

Posted by Audrey Kirkland Groover - Charleston, SC   February 11, 2019

We thought the world of Steve. He was such fun to know in the camellia society. He will be dearly missed. This is a sad day. We are so sorry for your loss. Tony & Christine Smith

Posted by Christine Smith - Charleston, SC   February 11, 2019

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