Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Clarence George Walck, Jr.

Pastor Clarence George “Bud” Walck, Jr., 82, of New London, NC, passed away Friday, April 13th, 2018 at Stanly Manor. His memorial service will be Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at 11:00AM at First Lutheran Church with Pastor James Laurence officiating.

Pastor Bud was born on March 3, 1936 in Eckley, PA., and was the son of the late Clarence George Walck, Sr. and Auvilla Fern Whitebread Walck. He served many churches and community groups in Stanly County, NC, Florida, South Carolina and Pennsylvania for fifty years and previously was the Lutheran Home of Albemarle Chaplain and was a member of the First Lutheran Church. He was a veteran of the US Air Force.

He was known for his Christmas House decorations each year for the month of December, celebrating a special Christmas theme in each room, which included a North Pole, Angels, Shepherds, Kings, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Poinsettias, Snowmen, Beasly Christmas themes brought many people to his home for his love of the Christmas season. Pastor Bud also was the Santa for churches, hospital, nursing homes, Partnership, YMCA, schools, daycare centers and special surprise visits to restaurants and in the community and businesses. He shared his love of the birth of Christ with all as they met him.  Pastor Bud loved traveling across the USA and Overseas. He enjoyed working with people and counseling them as well, but most important Pastor Bud loved introducing God to people of all ages.

Pastor Bud is survived by his wife Dorothy Louise Arnold Walck of the home. Survivors include a son Clarence “Buddy” Walck, III and wife Jennifer of Boynton Beach; daughter Charlotte Louise Helms and husband Kenneth of New London, NC; grandchildren Amanda ,(Josh), Andrew (Margaret), Joseph, Kimberly, Rebecca, Autumn; great- grandchildren, Julie, June, Ansleigh and Cullen; brother Clyde Walck of Randlemen; sister-in-laws Joan McMillian of Gainesville, FL and Pam Petry (Richard) of Newberry, SC; brother-in-law Rev. Paul E. Arnold of West Palm Beach, FL; six nieces and nephews. Pastor Bud was also preceded in death by brothers David Walck and Sterling Walck, Sr. and nephew Sterling Walck, Jr.

In Lieu of Flowers the family requests that memorials gifts be made to one of the following churches:  First Lutheran Church, Albemarle, St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, Albemarle, Concordia Lutheran Church, China Grove, St. Philip’s Lutheran Church, Newberry, SC, or to First Lutheran Church, West Palm Beach, FL.

12 Comments

  • Pastor Louise Hilbert Posted April 14, 2018 10:12 am

    Pastor Bud and you, too, Dot, touched many lives over the years and blessed us all by your presence. You welcomed us into your lives and made us a part of them. Much love to you and all the family. Pr. Louise

  • David and Mellanie Morgan Posted April 14, 2018 11:31 am

    We are thankful to God for the like of Bud Walck and thankful to Bud for all he did to make God’s world and Albemarle a better place for all of us. His faith and dedication is a testament to the like he lived.

    With all our sympathy,

    David and Mellanie Morgan

  • Pam Medlin Posted April 14, 2018 1:54 pm

    Bud, you were such a good friend and worker in Concert Association. There is no one like you, and we will dearly miss you. All my love and prayers.

  • Pastor Libby Toler Posted April 15, 2018 12:09 am

    Dot and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. God’s love, grace, and peace be with you and sustain you until you are reunited with Bud around His throne in Heaven. Pastor Libby Toler

  • Terry, Suzanne and Caroline Maness Posted April 15, 2018 9:29 am

    We will always remember Pastor Bud for his love, care, comfort, support, and peace he brought to our family.

  • Judy and James Ritchie Posted April 15, 2018 1:44 pm

    pastor Bud and family were very special to our family Love to you all and many prayers

  • Anne C Whiteside Posted April 15, 2018 2:25 pm

    Dot, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to you! Am so sad for you! My prayers and love are with you “big time” especially, during the upcoming sad/dark days! Hugs, Blessings and Love … anne

  • Carole and Glenn Bolsnd Posted April 15, 2018 5:49 pm

    Although we have lost contact over the years, we have many fond memories of you and Bud in our seminary years. Our prayers are with you and your family in your loss. Peace be with you.

  • Anne Futterer Posted April 15, 2018 7:10 pm

    Dot, Charlotte, Buddy, and family, Pastor Bud is loved by so many in our community. His Calling to spread the good news of the gospel was a true gift and joy for him throughout life. He was such a help to John as he made visits and calls on congregational members at First Lutheran. I am thinking of you and praying God’s comfort be with you as you remember the hope offered to us through Christ’s resurrection.

  • David R Keck Sr Posted April 16, 2018 9:55 am

    Dear Dot and Family, Our prayers of support are with you as you mourn the death of your beloved Bud. Pr. Futterer has kept me informed about Bud’s situation, and now we grieve with you. He was a faithful servant of our Lord Jesus, and now is “forever with the Lord.” May the Comfort and Peace of our Risen Savior be with you. In Christ’s love, David & Diana

  • Barbara Fields Posted April 16, 2018 11:19 am

    Pastor Bud was such a blessing when he came to First Lutheran Church. He was the chaplain at the Lutheran Home when my mother was a resident there and he got to know my dad during that time. Then, when daddy got sick, he make numerous trips to Troy to visit in his home, then later to the VA Hospice House in Salisbury. They were both talkers and I can imagine talked about lots of “old guy stuff”. My dad was not much to talk about his faith but Pastor Bud helped him with that and eventually he would ask Pastor Bud to repeat for him the 23rd Psalm. He also visited the hospital room when my father-in-law was dying and he was a great comfort to us. Because of Pastor Bud, my last words to my father-in-law were from the 23rd Psalm … most certainly, Pastor Bud “will dwell in the house of the Lord forever”. ~ Psalm 23

  • Shawn Oke Posted April 16, 2018 3:26 pm

    Thank you to the entire Walck family for sharing Pastor Bud with us. He loved each of us and his work at the church truly made a difference. We are all blessed that we were able to be touched by his presence. It is time for us to share our prayers and love as Pastor Bud did for us. May God keep each of you in his hands and comfort you as you move forward.

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