Richard Lloyd Walker

Born: Sat., Jul. 30, 1949
Died: Sun., May 3, 2020

Family to do services at later date

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Richard L. "Rickie" Walker


Rickie was born 7/30/49 in Louisville, KY.  He passed through heaven's gate of 5/3/20 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.  


He married Midge Clark and they had two children, Justin and Jaime.  He worked in the heavy gear business, partnered in a motorcycle shop as well as various other jobs.  After his divorce he took up life at Jackson Lake.  


In 2002 he met Joan Van Dyke while she was working for an airline in Atlanta.  They married two years later.  Rickie loved adventure and people often joked that he married Joan for her travel, and the two traveled nearly everywhere.  He loved music and discovered a way to cruise with his favorite bands.  For five years they sailed the Sandy Beaches Cruise until his health no longer allowed it.


Most of all Rickie loved his family and friends deeply.  Conversations always ended in "I Love You".


Rickie is survived by his wife Joan Walker, son Justin Walker, daughter Jaime Lynn (Chris), grandchildren Dylan Altman, Kaitlin Lynn, Madison Walker and Jackson Walker.  He also leaves behind a brother Charles Sonny Walker (Candy), ex-wife Midge Walker and numerous, numerous friends, too many to mention. He was preceded in death by a sister Judy Brooks.


We ask all his dear friends to find and listen to the song by the late Kenny Rogers and Dolly Pardon titled You Can't Make Old Friends.


Celebrations of his life will take place at later dates both in Georgia and Oregon.  In lieu of flowers, please give to your favorite cancer charity to knock out this horrible disease.


Rest in Peace Sweet Sweet

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gina parker
   Posted Mon May 04, 2020
RIP Rickie we will miss you you always made me laugh and you were such a caring person and had a heart of gold

Wanda Stenkamp
   Posted Mon May 04, 2020
My heart goes out to you Joan. I loved you both! Thank you for letting me be a part of your wedding and friendship all these years! Rest In Peace Ricki! You will not be forgotten!

Candy Walker
   Posted Tue May 05, 2020
My sweet brother in law you were such a blessing. I always knew you were there if I ever needed anything, no questions asked. I have enjoyed being a part of your family. You taught me alot, you showed us all what dignity and grace looks like. You were a true warrior, lived life to the fullest and knew how to have fun. You loved us all and made sure we knew it. You were a good example of true partnership with Joan. I'll never forget our OR trip, that was one of the best months of my life. Thank you for being you, I love you, until we meet again. P.S. I'm hanging close to your sweet sweet, thank you for bringing her into my life. See you!

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