HAMPTON - Samuel E. Walker, 68, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at home surrounded by love ones.
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Samuel received his education from Hampton City Schools and was a graduate of Phenix High School, class of 1963. After being drafted into the U.S. Army, Samuel served his country nearly three years during the Vietnam War. He transitioned out of the U.S. Army and began work at the Newport News Shipbuilding and DryDock Company, as a member of the Painter's Department. Samuel worked a total of 40 years at Newport News Shipbuilding and DryDock Company and was ultimately promoted to supervisor. Samuel was a member of Cary's Chapel Church in York County, Va. He also attended church services at Bethel AME.
Samuel was proceeded in death by his brother, Ernest Walker; his father, Luther Jones; and his son-in-law, Lloyd Robinson.
Samuel leaves to cherish fond memories, his loving wife, Dorlissa Walker; mother, Lucy Campbell; daughter, LaTera Robinson; son, Samuel E. Walker Jr.; daughter, Keeyaira Murray; son, Keenan Murray; son, Kenaz Murray; sisters, Christine Gregory and Christine Robinson; eight grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Chapel of Nickelson-Cummings Funeral Home Inc., 4304 Victoria Blvd., Hampton, VA 23669.
The Walker family is receiving services of comfort from the staff of Nickeslon-Cummings Funeral Home Inc. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Published in Daily Press from Nov. 22 to Nov. 23, 2012