Wyndham Patteson "Pat" Walke Jr.

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Wyndham Patteson
"Pat" Walke, Jr.
AIKEN, SC - Wyndham Patteson "Pat" Walke, JR., 84, beloved husband of Sue Ann Lynch Walke, died July 5th at his residence.
A native of Centralia, VA, Pat was born on October 26, 1929 to the late Wyndham Patteson, Sr. and Niora DuVal Walke. He studied at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, where he graduated in 1950 with dual degrees in English and chemistry. He was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Nevada.
After his discharge from the Army in 1953, Pat moved to Aiken to work for DuPont at the Savannah River Site. He was on the startup team of the first reactor and worked in radiation protection. In 1985 he retired from DuPont's Human Resources Department in Wilmington, DE.
Pat took full advantage of his retirement, passing time with his children and grandchildren. Some of his happiest hours were spent playing golf, fishing, crabbing and hunting, and he continued to be an avid reader. Pat was a member of Southern Cross Sertoma, Aiken Businessmen's Club, St. John's United Methodist Church and Palmetto Golf Club. He also was a longtime umpire for Aiken Youth Baseball and was an active member of the Aiken Chamber of Commerce.
Survivors, in addition to his wife of 49 years, Sue Ann, include two daughters, Beth (Woody) Matthews, Hartwell, GA, and Susan (Yohn Medina Vivanco) Walke, Kathmandu, Nepal; three sons, Wyn Walke, Johnstown, CO, John (Enu Mainigi) Walke, Washington, DC, and David (Rieko) Walke, Peachtree City, GA; and eight grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Pat was preceded in death by his first wife, Florence Davis Walke, and a sister, Nancy Walke.
A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, July 8th at 2:00 in St. John's United Methodist Church with The Reverends Dr. Timothy McClendon and Dr. Ray Litz officiating. Private interment will be in Bethany Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Ben Bundens, Marshall Cain, John Epps, Kim Hauer, Pat Hauer, Marcus Huff, Jim McCutchen, Hank Moorman, Joe Spencer, Spooky Weeks, Tom Weeks, and the members of the Aiken Businessmen's Club.
The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service in St. John's Ward Hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be directed to Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation, 8330 Boone Blvd. Suite 450, Vienna, VA 22182 (chris4life.org) or the , P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 (cancer.org).
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on July 6, 2014
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