July 6, 1928 – October 7, 2014
Francis “Franny” Walker, age 86, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family on Tuesday, October 7, 2014.
Born in Wilmington, Delaware on July 6, 1928, Franny was a son of the late George Walker and Eva L. Bendler Walker. After his honorable discharge from the US Army, he worked as a mechanic at the local service station in Delaware City. Franny then changed career paths and became a police officer for the town. He later retired after working as a security guard for the Governor Bacon Health Center.
Franny was a life member of the Delaware City Fire Company and most recently served with the fire police. During his 60 years with the fire company, he held many positions and received numerous awards.
He gave of his time and talents often and greatly enjoyed volunteering. Franny was an avid outdoorsman and liked gardening. He was a devoted fan of NASCAR and adored animals, especially dogs. Franny loved spending time with his family and looked forward to attending sporting events with his dear friend Angie’s children. He will be remembered as a loving and devoted father, brother, uncle and friend and will be dearly missed.
In addition to his parents, Franny was preceded in death by his brother, Harvey Walker and sister, Beatrice Hastings. He is survived by his daughter, Sharon Hohmeyer (Bill); brothers, Earl Walker, Edgar Saxton, Jr. and Ellis Saxton; dear friend, Angie Berry and her 3 children, Kaitlyn, Joshua and Justin; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 12 Noon on Monday, October 13, 2014, at the Delaware City Fire Company, 815 5th Street, Delaware City, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 12 Noon. Interment will follow in Delaware City Cemetery, Clinton Street, Delaware City.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Franny’s name may be made to the Delaware City Fire Company, P.O. Box 251, Delaware City, DE 19706.