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St. John's Lutheran Church
Saturday April 2nd, 2022
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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St. John's Lutheran Church
Saturday April 2nd, 2022
2:00pm

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Morgan Lester Walker

Morgan Lester Walker was born February 1, 1937 to Sidney Franklin Walker and Deltha Alma Fisher Walker in Mount Pleasant, NC.   Mr. Walker died unexpectedly at Atrium Hospital in Concord, NC on March 6th, 2022 at age 85.

A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, Mr. Walker is survived by his loving wife, of 61 years, Sue Foil Walker and a dear brother-in-law, Horace Elwood Foil, Jr. of Mount Pleasant, NC.  Also surviving is his son Mark Walker and wife Cammie of Fuquay-Varina, NC, his son John Walker and wife Tonya of Cumming, GA and three precious grandchildren, Rachel Walker, Lindsay Walker and Brady Walker.

Morgan was born and raised in Mount Pleasant, NC and resided there until 1967.  His family moved to Charlotte, NC and lived there until Sue and Morgan returned to their childhood community of Mount Pleasant, NC in 2008.

Mr. Walker was a 1956 graduate of Mount Pleasant High School and Pfeiffer College in 1959, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics Education. An educator for 41 years, he taught math, along with being a football and basketball coach. He taught math and physical education at Mount Pleasant High School from 1959 to 1966 and also taught Geometry at West Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte from 1966 to 1994. He later retired in 2001 after teaching part-time at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC.   When Morgan was out and about, he would always hear “Hey Coach Walker” from former students and athletes.

Mr. Walker loved his family. He enjoyed watching his two sons play baseball. They also worked on projects together, solved engineering and math problems, and built things together. He also spent time with his three grandchildren and made a lasting and loving impression on the children.  Each one had a special relationship with their Grandpa that they will treasure. What a tremendous gift!  He was always jovial and had a way of telling stories that engaged his audience from the first word.  He was a pleasure to be around, and made a smile come to the faces of those that he met along this life’s journey.

Morgan and Sue were members of Saint Mark’s Lutheran Church in Charlotte, but rejoined Saint John’s Lutheran Church in Concord in 2008 after moving back to Mount Pleasant.  Morgan’s Sunday School Class was unique as cows were the favorite topic of discussion before the lesson.

Being an avid gardener for over 50 years, each summer many in the community enjoyed the fruits of Mr. Walker’s labor.  He delivered fresh vegetables to neighbor’s doorsteps during plentiful “green thumb” seasons. He always kept his mind sharp by enjoying crossword puzzles, Sudoku, and brain teasers.  He also enjoyed studying genealogy, as well as learning and sharing the history of the Mount Pleasant community.

He was kind, humble, generous, gracious, faithful, and one of the best men you’d ever have the pleasure of meeting. Those that knew him had a friend in Morgan Walker. We are thankful to have known him, and grateful to him for his love and memories. The world was a better place with him being in it. He will be sorely missed by those that knew and loved him.

On April 2nd, 2022, Mr. Walker’s visitation will begin at 1pm with services following at 2pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Concord, NC. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Hope by Design, 250 Atlanta Rd. Suite 200 Cumming GA 30040, (hopebydesignga.org), a non-profit furniture ministry founded by Mr. Walker’s daughter-in-law, Tonya Walker, Saint John’s Lutheran Church, 100 St. John’s Ch. Rd. Concord NC 28025 or Hospice & Palliative Care 5003 Hospice Ln., Kannapolis NC 28081, in his honor and memory.


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Guestbook

Coach was a true mentor to me. He showed confidence in me before I had any in myself. Without doubt one of the finest people I’ve ever known.

Ronald Ridout Apr 2 2022 1:23 PM

Mr. Walker was truly one of my favorite teachers at West Mecklenburg. When I first learned that he would be my Geometry teacher for 10th grade, my parents shared with me that when I was a baby, he and his wife lived in the same apartment complex as them. I had no idea what to expect from him as I entered that classroom for the first time, but I was so mesmerized by his engagement with the students and his clear love of teaching. I loved his class so much and he made everyone feel seen and included. He was so kind and considerate. I feel so fortunate to have been able to experience the beautiful light he brought to this world.

Julie McNeill Apr 1 2022 1:36 AM

I was so saddened to hear about Mr. Walker's passing. I taught with Mr. Walker at West Mecklenburg HS. Not only was he the consummate professional, but the consummate gentleman as well. He served as a role model not only to his students, but to his peers. His kind and respectful nature brought out the best in us. I am so sorry for your loss, but hope that your fond memories of Mr. Walker bring you peace and comfort in the coming days.

Sandy Brenner Mar 28 2022 12:06 PM

Thinking of Mr. Walker makes me smile. I was lucky enough to have him as my Geometry and Algebra ll teacher at West Meck. He always encouraged his students and tried to make learning fun. I know he will be missed by many.

Lisa King Butler- West Meck Class of 1981 Mar 13 2022 12:22 PM

I learned a lot from Mr. Walker at West Mecklenburg back in the late 80s/early 90s. He cared about his students and our education. He was a great man and I am certain he will be missed by his family and friends.

Debbie Allison DeLoach Mar 11 2022 1:20 PM

I was a graduate of class of 1981. Coach Walker was an incredible coach and teacher. His kindness and compassion helped me through school. As an introvert I never felt pushed to be something I was not, just encouraged to do my best. I was never good at math but loved geometry. Math I needed for my career as a nurse, but geometry I love using in my retirement in quilting! I am grateful he taught me to love geometry. You have left a legacy!

Amy Hunter Mar 10 2022 10:50 PM

So much enjoyed playing basketball for Coach Walker at Mt. Pleasant. He led us to the northern division championship of the Rocky River conference in 1964. It was Mt. Pleasant's first boys basketball championship since the 1930's according to the Concord Tribune.

Dennis Swygert Mar 10 2022 2:30 PM

So sorry to hear of Mt. Morgan's passing. A great Coach and teacher he was always ready to help and always with a smile. Praying for your family. West Meck c/o 1995

Heather Edmisten Mar 10 2022 6:12 AM

My deepest condolences to Mr. Walker's family. I was blessed to be one of his students at West Meck in '85 He was a very kind man with a wonderful sense of humor and a contagious smile. I looked forward to his Geometry class because, not only was he a great teacher, he made learning fun.
Sending prayers for God to provide you with peace and comfort during this difficult time. 🙏

Kimberli Seymour Case Mar 9 2022 11:39 PM

Class of 1984. Math was hard for me and he was the only math teacher that made it click for me. Such a sweet sweet man (funny too).

Marsh Ginger Mar 9 2022 10:53 PM

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