Dwight Walkingstick, 67, of the Big Cove Community in Cherokee, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 at his residence.
Dwight enjoyed fishing, hunting, four-wheeling, camping, spending time with his family and friends by the fire, and picking his guitar. He was loved by many and will be missed by all.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Smith Walkingstick; two daughters, Frances Luther and Melissa Walkingstick Fryer and her husband Dillon and their mother Rosemary Walkingstick; his furry son, Lorenzo Lucky Walkingstick; step sons, Gary Wallin (wife Denise), and Bryan Wallin; grandchildren, Tara Walkingstick, Alex Luther, Ozzy Luther, Cherokee Fryer, Lakota Fryer, Chloe Wallin, and Chase Wallin; 10 great grandchildren; brothers, William Walkingstick (wife Wanda), Donnie Walkingstick, Jerry Walkingstick, and Tony Walkingstick; sisters, Linda Sue Walkingstick and special friend Daniel Boone, Lois Mabe and her husband Ray; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Dwight was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin Walkingstick and Esther Swayney Walkingstick; one great grandson, Dillon Fryer Schweppe; and two sisters, Fay Locust and Teresa Riviera.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 2pm at the Straight Fork Baptist Church. Pastor Charles Ray Ball will officiate with burial following the service at the Kate Hill Cemetery in the Big Cove Community. Pallbearers will be Alex Luther, Ozzy Luther, Andrew Locust, Denver Shepherd, Danny Walkingstick, and Kevin Watty.
Long House Funeral home is serving the Walkingstick family.