David H Walker
Dublin, NH — The Yankee Goodbye...
An inquisitive man of integrity and calm strength, Dave passed away quietly on Wednesday September 22, 2021.
Dave was part of the big Walker Clan, generational residents of Dublin, a real genuine Yankee. Growing up on the Walker Farm surrounded by the love of strong and knowledgeable aunts and uncles, and many cousins who were 'partners in crime'.
Born in 1937, Dave always said he wouldn't trade his childhood for anything. Those days were filled with chores, freedom and adventure, such as riding his horse Chubby to school, skipping school to go fishing when season opened, and spending summers camped out at county fairs taking care of the horses and hanging out with the carnies until race day.
Being the state's youngest driver in harness racing was just the beginning of a life that continued to seek adventure, knowledge and thrills. Just a few of his adrenaline junkie adventures included his service as an 82nd Airborne paratrooper, car racing, getting his scuba diving certification and his private pilot's license after the age of 50.
Did you think he stopped there?
A spirit of individualism, he never stopped learning and looking for the next adventure. Just this summer, he visited the flight park in Charles Town because he wanted to learn to fly hang gliders. Beneath all the thrill seeking was a deep love for friends and family, especially his wife and lifelong best friend, Candy.
Respected and beloved, someone recently summed up that "Dave was the King of Cool". Many in the community would stop by Dave's auto body shop, not just for honest and quality vehicle repairs, but also for some 'shop therapy'. All this is true; however, his biggest contribution to current generations was generously sharing knowledge and life's wisdom with them in his quiet, humble way.
In honor of Dave's wishes, there will be no formal services. Those who wish to pay respect to his adventurous spirit are instead encouraged to go learn something new and continue to challenge yourself. These are true ways to remember Dave, and honor his courage which continues to be contagious to all who love him.
Published by Monadnock Ledger-Transcript on Sep. 30, 2021.