David Leroy Walker, 57, of the Staffordsville Community near Pearisburg, died Friday morning April 8, 2005 at Giles Memorial Hospital in Pearisburg. Born on November 12, 1947 at Americus, Georgia, he was a son of the late Lee Roy and Loris Wise Walker. He was a self-employed mechanical engineer with his own firm, Walker Engineering and loved the fellowship of his wife, children , grandchildren and family most of all. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Laverne Walker Gallman.
He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of over thirty-five years Maureen Conlon Walker; two sons and daughters-in-law Lee Francis Walker and Emily of Christiansburg, Steven Patrick Walker and Mary of Summersvillle, SC; a daughter and son-in-law Marykathryn “Katie” Walker Tharaldson and Derek of Dayton, OH; a brother John Wise Walker and wife Harue of Japan; a sister Rhoda Walker Coleman and husband Pat of Edinboro, PA; three grandchildren Abigail Walker, Grant Walker, Reagan Walker; and his mother-in-law Rita Conlon.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2:00 PM in the Kendall Funeral Home Chapel at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke. Burial will follow in Westview Cemetery at Blacksburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday evening from 6 to 8 PM. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Giles County Rescue Squad or to Holy Family Catholic Church in Pearisburg.