Richard A. “Dick” Walker
September 24, 1944 ‒ January 30, 2019
Richard A. “Dick” Walker, 74 of Delaware passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, January 30th, 2019.
He was born September 24, 1944 in Oak Hill, Ohio to the late Arthur & Dorothy (Angles) Walker. Dick graduated from Central High School in Columbus and then went on to serve as an aircraft mechanic in the United State Air Force during Vietnam. Returning home, Dick found his calling with the Columbus Police Department, retiring as a Sergeant in June 2008 after 41 ½ years of service. Dick was also a proud member of the Fraternal Order of Police, as well as the Loyal Order of the Moose and the American Legion in Delaware. However, Dick was particularly partial to his Executive membership with Costco.
Dick met and married fellow police officer Brenda (Reeves). They were married for nearly 30 years. He is also survived by 4 brothers and 2 sisters, his children Tamara (James) Wilkins, Richard “Jet” (Edna) Walker, Bradley (Kim) Walker, Lori Lacy, Christina (Timothy) Orr, Gregory (Lara) LaFontaine, David (Erin) Hatcher, and Memorie (Shawn) Walker as well as numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Dick was the leader of the pack to his beloved K-9 companions. He was preceded in death by Sylvester, Shad, Woody, Skip and Wilson. He is survived by GiGi and Bella.
Dick was a collector, especially of Craftsmen tools, dogs, and a good joke or pun. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends on beach vacations & cruises, and served as “grill supervisor” during family pool parties. He was mechanically inclined and could frequently be found “tinkering” in his garage while listening to Elvis Presley music and fixing things. Dick was one of a kind, and always up for a good laugh.
Pastor Jeff Slider will officiate a celebration of Dick’s life on Monday, February 11, 2019 at Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive, Delaware, Ohio 43015. Family and friends will be received from 2-4pm with the memorial service beginning at 4pm. Military honors will be provided by the Delaware County Veterans Association and FOP service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Delaware County Humane Society, 4920 OH-37, Delaware, Ohio 43015 or Pilot Dogs, 625 West Town Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.
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The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is honored to serve this Veteran and his family.