Chester T. Walker

Mar 26,1944---Feb 02,2020


CHESTER “TERRY” WALKER, age 75 passed peacefully into glory on Sunday, February 2, 2020, at his home after a courageous, eight-month fight against pancreatic cancer.

 

“Terry" was born on March 26, 1944, in Topeka, Kansas, to the late Carleton T. and Marjorie Jean Walker. He is survived by his son, Eric, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, two younger brothers, Edward "Earl" J. (Debra) Walker and James "Jim" Elvon (Carol) Walker, all residing in Wheatland, Missouri, aunt Sue Harvey (age 76), two nieces (Stacey Coons and Renee Standiford), one nephew, Cory (Jennifer) Walker, and grand nephews and nieces. In addition to his parents, Carleton T. and Marjorie Jean Wilson Walker, he was preceded in death by Aunt Hazel (Ken) Morris.

 

“Terry” was a proud Vietnam veteran who served in the U.S. Navy for four years as a Field Medical Technician from October 14, 1963 to October 13, 1967. His professional career was X-Ray Technology, and he worked in Tucson, Arizona, and the Albuquerque Veterans Hospital.

 

“Terry" is remembered first for his faith in his Lord Jesus Christ, his faithfulness as a servant leader, and his loyalty to family and friends. He lived and loved the outdoors and some of his favorite activities included mountain biking, hiking, camping, swimming, cross-country skiing, and fishing. He enjoyed capturing the beauty of nature and friends on camera. His greatest joy was helping and serving friends, loved ones, and those in need of practical assistance. He is best known for putting others’ needs ahead of his own and always being ready to serve regardless of the hour. He enjoyed photography, travel, and his many pet dogs.

 

A memorial celebration service was held at 1 PM MST on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at Calvary Albuquerque, 4001 Osuna Road Northeast, Albuquerque, NM. It was followed immediately by a potluck reception. Navy military honors ceremonies will take place on Friday, February 14, 2020, at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 North Guadalupe Street.

 

 

The family and close friends express sincere gratitude to the Rust MD Anderson Center sixth floor medical unit for compassionate care during frequent hospitalizations, the Oncology medical team at Anna Kasemen Hospital where he underwent chemo and infusion treatments, Compassus Hospice, and Riverside Funeral Home for cremation and other services. 

 

 

Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque

225 San Mateo Blvd NE

(505) 764-9663



Condolences

Mary Feb 13 ,2020

To the family, my heartfelt condolences for your loss. Please find comfort in the knowledge that God promises to end all suffering. Before long, God will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and “death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things (will) have passed away.”(Rev. 21:3,4). May this promise from God give you comfort now and a real hope for the future. My deepest sympathy.