Eric Nathaniel “Kid” Walker – Erwin’s Record

Eric Nathaniel “Kid” Walker, 38, of Erwin, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, at Johnson City Medical Center after a sudden illness. Originally from Blackshear, Georgia, Eric is the son of Julian Nathaniel “Buddy” Walker and Diane Alma (Nesmith) Tidwell. He was a member of Evergreen Freewill Baptist Church and was employed by the Jonesborough Water Department and formerly by Arden Waste Management, North Carolina. Eric loved cars, drag racing and music. Above all, Eric enjoyed spending time with his family grilling outdoors, hunting, fishing and of course Georgia bulldogs. Eric is predeceased by his stepfather, friend and mentor: Jack “Cooter” Campbell; grandfathers: Olin Aldridge and Grover Coolidge Boyett and his stepfather Richard Anthony Tidwell.

Eric Nathaniel “Kid” Walker left behind to cherish his memory: Wife of 18: Lindsey Dawn (Campbell) Walker; daughters: Jersey Walker, Mackenzie Walker, Natalie Walker; son: Bradley Walker; father and stepmother Buddy and Ann Walker of Blackshear, GA; grandmother: Doris Aldridge of Blackshear, GA; mother: Dianne Tidwell of Hoboken, Georgia; maternal grandmother: Annie Lou Hannah of Blackshear, GA; sisters: Sarah (Doug) Hoaglin of Blackshear, GA, Amanda (Austin) Allday of Blackshear, GA; brother: Cyler Tidwell of Hoboken, GA; friend and mentor, mother-in-law Pat Campbell of Erwin, TN; sisters Renee (Bryan) Clark of Blackshear, GA, Jessica (Philip) Long of Blackshear, GA; also much loved by several nieces and nephews.

The family respectfully request the honor of your presence as we pay our respects and remember the life of Eric Nathaniel “Kid” Walker during a funeral service to be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 7, 2022 at Evergreen Freewill Baptist Church. . Pastor Noah Taylor and Pastor Jonathan Lewis will officiate. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 10:00 a.m. and continue until service time on Monday. A burial service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Monday. February 7, 2022 at Evergreen Cemetery. Those attending the Commitment Service must meet at Evergreen Freewill Baptist by 11:00 a.m. for the service. The active holders will be Philip Long, Bryan Clark, Dakota Long, Danny Joe Taylor, Timothy Murray, Jeremy Murray, Cyler Tidwell, Bobby Sims, Kevin Sims and Josh Johnson. Honorary bearers will be members of the Unicoi County JROTC.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Asheville Comprehensive Treatment Center 2 McDowell St. Asheville, NC 28801 or to a veterans organization of your choice.

Condolences and memories can be shared with the family and viewed at or on our Facebook page at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Eric Nathaniel “Kid” Walker via Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.

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