Theresia, know that our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. I was taken back when I received the news that Richard had gone home to be with the Lord. I do understand your loss and all I can say is the Lord will keep you and give you His peace and knowing that Richard is there waiting for us to join him is a blessing for all of us. If there is anything I can do for you please let me know. Cheryl and Chuck Turman
This past Sunday was a reminder of me that Richard had gone home to be with the Lord. As I passed by his Sunday School room I saw a vacant chair that used to be occupied by him. Troy Allen drove the van instead of Richard. We watched a video segment of our Sunday School ministry that was filmed prior to his passing. In this video he appeared twice – once standing in the classroom taking the prayer requests as he did each Sunday - and then secondly as he sat to hear and participant in the lesson on the Sundays that he wasn't the teacher. Richard was the example of the Christian that lived his life knowing that death was inevitable but the time of death was unknown. It was for this reason he lived every moment for the glory of His God that he might be pleasing unto Him unto his last breath…and this I believe he was! Immediately upon the notification that Richard had passed, our church family was taken back with an unexpectant sorrow for the loss of a brother in Christ, who at the same time was suddenly overwhelmed with happiness, as he was carried into the presence of God by the angels. Many people do not know what they have until its gone – not so with Richard. We knew what we had and now miss him tremendously as he is gone. He is gone temporarily from our presence, but not for a moment from our hearts. He has left an indelible fingerprint upon every life he came in contact with. Brother Richard, as we pray and care for the beloved you left behind, we envy you as you've exchanged the pothole filled roads of Homosassa for the street that is paved with gold.
Richard was always a pleasure to see in the post office. He always had a great smile on his face and was happy to help everyone. I am sure he brought joy to all the family and friends in his community. Crystal River
My deepest sympathy to the Walker family and most especially to Theresia. Richard was a man of God and he was a blessing to anyone fortunate enough to have known him. I met him at church and he was always smiling and so kind to all. God has his reasons for everything and we have to accept that He had a special need for Richard at this time. We can only hope to be as good as Richard in our daily walk through life. Be strong, Theresia, because you will find that Richard will always be with you. You will feel his presence and he will take care of you as he always did. I will pray for strength for you.