Allen Russell Walkingstick, 49, of the Paintown Community passed away
Monday, August 2, 2010 in a Buncombe County Hospital. A native and lifelong resident of Cherokee, he was the son of Annie Arch and the late Russell Walkingstick. He was a craftsman and also was an avid Nascar Fan and of Jimmy Johnson #48 and would never miss a race.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Christine Ledford Walkingstick; three daughters, Sheena Walkingstick of Tuckaseegee, Sonya Ledford of Tuckaseegee, Sandra Ledford of Bryson City; one son, Stanley Ledford of Cherokee; six grandchildren; two brothers, Mike Walkingstick of Cherokee, Wilson Walkingstick of Whittier; four sisters, Martha Sampson of Whittier, Margaret Walkingstick of Cherokee, Melinda Walkingstick of Whittier, Juanita Hornbuckle of Cherokee; one uncle and two aunts.
Funeral services are to be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Rock Springs Baptist Church with the Revs. Greg Morgan and James (Bo) Parris officiating. Burial will be in the Birdtown Cemetery.
Crisp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.