Richard S. Walker (1951 - 2014)

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Richard S. Walker, 62, of Homosassa, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014, at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center. A native of Jasper, Ala., he was born May 5, 1951, to Ernest and Cora (Mai) Walker, one of four children. Mr. Walker was a 27 year veteran of the U.S. Postal Service, serving at the Crystal River Post Office his entire career. Richard moved to Citrus County in 1981 and served his country in the U.S. Navy for 8 years and was stationed aboard the U.S.S. Saratoga. Mr. Walker held a bachelor's degree from Florida State University. He was a faithful and active member of the First Baptist Church of Homosassa, serving as a deacon, bus driver, Sunday school teacher, and in especially any capacity where the children of the church were involved. Richard loved the Lord, his family, his "bus kids", the mountains, camping, and taking walks with his dog, Mojo. He touched lives in quiet, simple ways and will be truly missed by all.
Mr. Walker is survived by his wife of nearly 18 years, Theresia A. Walker, Homosassa; three children, Preston "David" Hall (wife Krystal), Ocala, Chrissa LaFleur (significant other Jammie Jones), Ocala, Ivan "Burt" Hall (wife Kerry), Charlotte, N.C.; brothers, Ernie Walker, Crossville, Tenn., David Walker, Yankeetown and Jeffrey Walker Sr., Homosassa; grandchildren, Jeremiah, Emily, Klara, Josiah, Amber (husband Nate), Ali (husband Richard), Ashley (husband Ryan), Stephen, Jessica (husband Therman), Kylee, Kenzie and Ivan III; and great-grandchildren, Jayson, Trinity, Gabriel, Novalynn and William; nephew, Jeffrey Walker Jr.; and nieces, Monika and Linsey Walker. Richard was preceded in death by a son, Jason Hall, in 2008.
Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, March 20, 2014, at First Baptist Church of Homosassa, where a funeral service will commence at 11 a.m., with Pastor Alan Ritter officiating, preceded by military honors rendered by American Legion Post 155 and the U.S. Navy. Interment will follow at Fountains Memorial Park, Homosassa. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa, www.wilderfuneral.com.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Mar. 19, 2014
Richard S. Walker
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