Autrye Jean Smith Walker, age 87 of Riceville went to be with the Lord Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at her residence. A native of Memphis and a resident of Cleveland and McMinn County, she was the daughter of the late C.C. and Gertie Rice Smith. She was a lifelong minister's wife, and loving mother, and was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. William M. Walker
Daughter and son in law; Glenda and Phil Prichard of Riceville
Son , William Martin Walker III and wife Ashley Willis Walker of Athens.
Grandchildren and spouses; Dave and Sarah, Dusty and Bridgett, Adam, Will, and Bailey. Great grandchildren Brody, Beckett, Grant, Carlee, Morgan, Norah and Ella. Four sisters and one brother. The family would like to give a special thank you to Hospice of Chattanooga Athens office.
Graveside service will be 2:00 pm Thursday, October 22, 2020 at Lower Spring Creek Cemetery with the Rev. Dave Prichard officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to: The North American Mission Board 4200 North Point Parkway, Alpharetta, Ga. 30022. Those unable to attend may send condolences to www.laycockhobbs.com/notices/Autrye-WalkerLaycock-Hobbs Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements