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Stephen Lawrence Walker

Stephen Lawrence Walker
  • November 14, 1945 - February 10, 2019
  • Johns Island, South Carolina
  • Contributions in memory of Steve may be made to:
  • Mepkin Abbey
    1098 Mepkin Abbey Road
    Moncks Corner, SC 29461

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“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...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Jane McMackin - Temecula, CA

“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...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Jim Fantuzzo - Lexington, MA

“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. ...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Tish Lynn - Charleston, SC

“Mary, you are in my thoughts & prayers. May your memories be a comfort to you & help to heal your broken heart. ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Glenda Morgan Ashmore Landrum. SC

“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...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Sandra Whatley - Hendersonville, NC

6 of 17 | Posted by: Sandra Whatley - Hendersonville, NC

“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...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Becky Kennedy - Columbus, NC

“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...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“The resonance of that deep voice, your intelligence, the wit and humor, the compassion and care, your stance and presence, charm, and that laugh....Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Clarence Brooks - Boca Raton, FL

“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...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Bonnie & Geary Serpas - Santee, SC

“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...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Wesley and Martha Fisher - SC

“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...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: John and Barbara Blanton - Greer, SC

“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 ....Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Earnie Ray - Wylie, TX

“My sincere heartfelt sympathy for the passing of Steve. Prayers of healing in the fondest memories throughout your years of time spent together and...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Leslie Melton Elder - SC

“Dear Mary, I am so sorry. ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Phil Garrett - Santa Fe, NM

“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....Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Audrey Kirkland Groover - SC

“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...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Christine Smith - Charleston, SC

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.

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