October 6, 1952 – April 18, 2020
Charles “Chuck” Walker, age 67, passed peacefully on the 18th of April, 2020, after a brave battle with cancer.
Chuck as he was affectionately known, received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Lawrence Institute of Technology and became licensed as a Professional Engineer in North Carolina.
After a twenty-year career as a Fire Protection Engineer in the insurance industry, Chuck assumed a new role as a Commercial Building Plans Examiner with Mecklenburg County. During his tenure, he earned North Carolina Inspector’s licenses for Building and Fire and was promoted to Code Enforcement Manager.
He retired in January 2020 having completed 23 years of service. Chuck held all officer positions in the Charlotte chapters of the Professional Engineers of North Carolina and the Society of Fire Protection Engineers and was a lifetime member of the National Fire Protection Association.
Chuck served on the advisory boards of the Fire Protection programs at Central Piedmont Community College and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he was also a guest lecturer.
As devoted as Chuck was to his professional career, his greatest pleasure came from spending time with his family. From traveling to sporting events with the kids to family vacations at the beach, Chuck was always game for an adventure. He had a smile for everyone he met and was embraced by all who knew him. He touched all our lives with his kind and gentle nature.
Chuck was predeceased in death by his parents and his sister, Kathleen.
Chuck is survived by his wife, Rosemary, step-sons Brian and Ian, daughter-in-law Christiana, granddaughter Juliana Rose, siblings Colleen, Bill, and Maureen, as well as his beloved nieces, nephews, and brothers and sisters-in-law.
A memorial service will be held at a later date due to COVID-19 concerns. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Novant Health Hospice and Palliative Care.
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