William Paul Walker Sr.

February 26, 1922February 18, 2021

William Paul Walker, age 98, peacefully entered into His Savior’s arms on February 18, 2021 at his home in Roswell, Georgia, surrounded by his family. He was born on February 26, 1922 to Reverend Simon Peter Walker and Lou Virginia Gentry and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Commercial High School and specialized in accounting at Central Night School. Paul worked for the City of Atlanta Police Department as a records clerk.

During World War II, Paul was assigned to the U.S. Naval Air Force where he was stationed in Pensacola, Florida, as an airplane mechanic. After the war, he returned to the Police Department and began working in the Municipal Court as a court clerk. During this time, he met Charlotte Bailey, the love of his life and they were married in 1950 for 45 years. In 1952, he received his LLB degree at Woodrow Wilson College of Law and was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia. His total service of 42 years also included positions as director of Traffic Violations Bureau, assistant prosecutor and prosecutor before retiring from the City of Atlanta Traffic Court in 1982.

Paul and Charlotte were longtime residents of southwest Atlanta until 1979 when they moved to Roswell. They were actively involved in several Baptist churches including West Manor, Ben Hill and Johnson Ferry. Paul also served as Chairman of the Deacons and was Vice-President of Baptist Towers during the 1970’s.

Paul loved spending his days on the golf course, bowling, and cheering for Georgia Tech football. He was the cornerstone of his family, leading in love and generosity. Paul will be greatly missed by family and friends, and always remembered for his smile and funny jokes.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Clarence (Turk), and loving wife, Charlotte. He is survived by his children William Paul Walker, Jr., Bonnie Walker Baskett (Bill), granddaughters, Elise and Heather, sister Louise Burton (James), nephew Scott Burton (Julie), and niece, Lauri Burton.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., February 23, 2021, in the chapel at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church. Interment will be at Green Lawn Cemetery, Roswell, Georgia. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home, Roswell, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Johnson Ferry Baptist Church (Global Ministries), Right From The Heart Ministries or Georgia Baptist Children's Homes.


  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021


William Paul Walker Sr.

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Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery

February 23, 2021

The staff of Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the Walker Family. We would like to thank you for entrusting the care of your love one into our hands. Please remember you are not alone and we will always be here for you.

Lorna Weiss

February 23, 2021

Paul ,my dad and I all bowled together for several years. I looked forward to Thursdays and seeing my sweet friend. While bowling together we won 3 championships. Paul was a beautiful soul and I will miss him so much. He was funny, kind and so very proud of his family. He loved his beach trips and he was liked by all the bowlers on our league.
Prayers of love and light to all of you!
Lorna Weiss

Bill Gower

February 22, 2021

So sorry for your loss. He was an extremely competent attorney and was a pleasure to talk with while attending Traffic Court with my Father and contemporary attorney William L “Bill”Gower”. Billy Gower

Ron & Myra Sherman

February 20, 2021

Myra and I send our condolences to the Paul Walker Family. Paul has been our good neighbor for over 30 years and a nicer person we have never met. We would chat with him whether in his yard or meeting him at a store. He was always of good cheer and shared interesting stories. It was not until 2018 that I became aware that three veterans from three different wars lived just homes apart. May he rest in peace.