David W. Walker, 75

AUG. 10, 1937-AUG. 8, 2013

August 09, 2013

David Wesley Walker, 75, of Keedysville, Md., passed away peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior, while in the presence of family and friends, on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013.

Born Aug. 10, 1937, in Nanty Glo, Pa., he was the son of the late Walter Emmanuel and Erma Melissa (Boring) Walker. His loving wife of 50 years, Carol Jean (Rish) Walker, preceded him in death on Feb. 7, 2010.

David was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother who was known for cherishing his time with his family. He was a wonderful man known by many, and he will be missed by everyone.

David served in the Pennsylvania National Guard from 1956 until 1964, and was employed with the District of Columbia as an elevator-safety inspector. After his retirement, he continued to work as a consultant.

For most of his life, David was a member of Chestnut Grove Bible Church. He was a dedicated volunteer at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro, Md.

He is survived by his three children, Rodney L. Walker of Baltimore, Md., Stacey R. Russell of Maugansville, Md., and Shelly J. Walker of Hagerstown, Md.; one sister, Nancy Walker; and four brothers, Bill and wife, Sharon, Bob and wife, Wanda, Ken, and Tom and wife, Darlene. He also will be missed by his two grandchildren, Joshua and Jeni Guyer.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Walker; and a sister, Donna Faye Walker.

A funeral ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike in Boonsboro. The Rev. Rodney Doran will officiate. Final resting place ceremonies will be at Fairview Cemetery in Keedysville.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at the funeral home, which will open at noon.

Memorial donations may be made to Chestnut Grove Bible Church, P.O. Box 455, Keedysville, MD 21756.

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