Wilma Lee Gross Walker

May 23, 1952October 19, 2018

Wilma Lee Gross Walker, age 66, passed away on Friday, October 19, 2018, at Carolina Caring in Newton, NC, after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Born May 23, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Carl Edward Gross and Bertie Killian Gross.

In addition to her parents, Wilma was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Walker.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Byron Engle of Hickory, Timmy Engle and wife, April of Granite Falls, Tommy Engle of Hickory, and Jason Engle of Hickory; sisters, Judy Buff of Hickory, Pauline Godshall and husband, Rev. Ed Godshall of Newton, Rachel Powell and husband, Charles of Hickory, and Mary Sue Hillard of Newton; grandchild, Alex Engle; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 25, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Mt. View Mennonite Church, 5252 W NC 10, Hickory, NC.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, October 26, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at Mt. View Mennonite Church Cemetery, 1691 Mennonite Rd., Hickory, NC. Condolences may be sent to the Walker family at

The Walker family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.


  • Receiving of Friends Thursday, October 25, 2018
  • Graveside Service Friday, October 26, 2018

Wilma Lee Gross Walker

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Jim & Rachel Walker

October 23, 2018

With gratitude for the sweet gift of Wilma Walker in our lives and prayers for peace and comfort for her family. Until we meet again, sweet sister, we will keep you loved and treasured in our hearts and minds. Thank you for loving us and blessing us with your gentle spirit.