Clemson University mourns the death of Marlyne R. Walker, a senior extension agent for Fairfield County. Walker died November 29, 2022. She had 21 years of service at Clemson and was a student enrolled in the Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences doctoral program.
“Marlyne was a selfless public servant, and will be truly missed by her colleagues and communities that she served,” said George Dickert, Cooperative Extension’s district extension director for the Upstate. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Marlyne’s family, friends, students and colleagues as they grieve during this extremely difficult time.”
Walker’s celebration of life will be held on Saturday December 3, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Chester, S.C. Burial will follow in Benson Cemetery. A public viewing will be held 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 2022, and family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at King’s Funeral, 135 Cemetery Street, Chester, SC., during the AKA Memorial and drop-in everyone is welcome.
Memorial donations may be made to Marlyne Rembert Walker C/O P.O. Box 552 Chester, SC 29706, attention Walker Scholarship Fund.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is providing grief counseling to students. Any student who wants to speak to a counselor should contact CAPS at 864-656-2451. An after-hours CAPS counselor can be reached by calling 864-656-2451 and selecting option 2 to speak to a counselor.
Counseling services are also available to faculty and staff through Deer Oaks, the University’s Employee Assistance Program provider, at 866-327-2400.
Clemson University Obituaries
Obituaries for active employees, retirees and current students are issued by University Relations once we are able to confirm the information. Since faculty and staff live and work throughout the state, we depend on university departments, colleagues or friends to notify us of the deaths of active employees and retirees.