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Francis Walker  

Francis Walker
“Franny”

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.

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  1. William L. Derrickson, Jr., October 8, 2014

    After reading his obituary, Franny lived the best life a man could. Well done, well done indeed.

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  2. catherine vaughn, October 8, 2014

    My thoughts and prayers to the family. He will surely be missed. My condolonces to all. Gone but never forgotten.

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  3. Wally Poppe, October 8, 2014

    Very sad times for our Fire Company and a lot of us personally. This man was loved by so many. Never had a bad thing to say about anything or anyone. Went about things the right way and was a valued asset to our Fire Company. I always enjoyed talking with him and especially when it was windy out…… Franny always said when it was windy out, it was time for a good marsh fire. You could always see Franny walking around the station outside picking up trash, cleaning up after others and would always take care of our flags out front. If it was going to rain, Franny would take them down and put them back up when it was time. There is no doubt he loved being a fire policeman.and the fire company showed the respect and commitment to Franny as he was appointed as one of our Fire Policeman by 10 different Fire Chiefs for close to 50 years. We lost another Pioneer at the Delaware City Fire Company, but his legacy will last forever. Go Rest in Peace Francis, it was my pleasure to know you and to serve with you. I will miss you my friend…………………

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  4. Dianna Chisenhall Allen, October 9, 2014

    So sorry to hear of Franny’s passing! My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time!

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  5. Margie Mackrell, October 9, 2014

    Sherry,
    You and your family are in my thoughts during this time.
    Margie

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  6. Elizabeth Hallett, October 9, 2014

    I will miss you it was a pleasure to know you for all these years RIP

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  7. Marlene Wix Druschel, October 10, 2014

    To the friends and family of Francis Walker. I was so sorry to hear about your loss. Franny was a good
    caring loving man an he loved his family and daughter immensely. We spent Thanksgivings together and it was good to see him again when his daughter got married. I know he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Marlene Wix Druschel

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  8. Ellen Turner, October 11, 2014

    It was with sadness to hear of Franny’s passing; St.15 and Delaware City lost a good man and friend.
    Condolences and prayers are with everyone Franny touched during his time with us.

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  9. Barbara and bill Leyden, October 11, 2014

    RIP Franny , you were the sweetest man and will be missed by all.

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