Wallace James Walker, Sr., 68, of Manteo, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013 in a Norfolk hospital. Mr. Walker was born in Passaic, NJ, the son of the late Joseph Earl and Dorothy Jane Santifort Walker. Mr. Walker was a retired CPO Hospital Corpsman with the U.S. Navy. Mr. Walker served in Vietnam during the TET Offensive, served two years aboard the USS Midway in Yokosuka, Japan and loved serving alongside the U. S. Marines. He was a member of the Roanoke Island Baptist Church, VFW Post and was formerly employed with Roanoke Island Festival Park and worked part time with various local motels. He loved his family, his country, the Navy and his family pets.
He is survived by his wife Nancy Midgett Walker of the home; two sons, Wallace James Walker, Jr. and wife, Stacey of Manteo and Leonard Earl Walker and wife, Joyce of Virginia Beach, VA; three sisters, Dorothy Pierce and husband, Joe, Lynn Rood and husband, Bill and Mary Sprague and husband, Rennie and sister in law, Sadie Walker; grandchildren, Charlotte Doherty and husband, Brian and Charles Cox; great grandchildren, Sean, Sam and Jon. Mr. Walker is also survived by many treasured relatives and friends.
A celebration of life will be in Twiford Colony Chapel, Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Scott Baxley, with Military Honors by the U.S. Navy. Burial will be in Manteo Cemetery. Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home on Friday from 7:00 pm. to 8: 30 pm. Memorials may be made to the Roanoke Island Baptist Church, 1234 U.S. Highway 64/264 Manteo, NC 27954 or to the American Cancer Society, 930 B Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834.
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