Eric Ross Walker

July 17, 1970 ~ December 26, 2021 (age 51)

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Eric Ross Walker, age 51, of Athens, passed away Sunday, December 26, 2021, at his residence.

Eric was born in Frankfurt, Germany and was a resident of Athens for over 37 years.

Eric was a former operations manager with Whirlpool.  He was also a former teacher at McMinn County High School where he taught biology and chemistry.  He was also a special teams coach for the Cherokees.  He served as an assistant coach for both Coach John Mullinax and Coach Tony Daugherty.

Eric is survived by his loving wife Denise Goodman Walker of Athens;

Son Benjamin “Ben” Ross Walker of Athens;

Parents James Ross Walker and Beverly Ann Hicks Walker of Athens;

Sister Lisa Walker Dalton and husband Bryan of Athens;

Brother James Kevin Walker of Athens;

Nieces Danyell Wilson and husband Branden, Christine Waite and Stefanie Waite;

Nephews Jimmy Walker and Bryce Dalton.

The family will have a Gathering of Friends from 5 – 7 PM Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Ziegler Funeral Home.

If you are unable to attend the gathering, you can sign the online guest registry at:

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Eric Ross Walker.

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January 6, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
ATHENS, TN 37303-3490

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