J. Harrison Walker
June 29, 1913 ~ September 19, 2014
Mr. J. Harrison Walker, age 101, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on September 19, 2014, at his residence in Wilmington.
Mr. Harrison was born in Wilmington, DE, the son of the late Grover C. Walker and Laura Price Bullen Walker, on June 29, 1913.
Mr. Walker had attended Wilmington High School and then went on to proudly serve his country in the U.S. Army during WWII as an assistant chaplain. He retired at the age of 65 after 43 years of dedicated service as a choirmaster and organist, spending 38 of those years at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, now the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his life partner, Carl Fletcher Gordy. Mr. Walker is survived by his good dear friends and caregivers, Cindy F. Reed and Cynthia Wray.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 am, on Friday, September 26, 2014 at the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew & Matthew, 719 N. Shipley Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. Interment will follow at Silverbrook Cemetery, 3300 Lancaster Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19805.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heartland Hospice Services, 256 Chapman Road, The Oxford Building, Suite 102, Newark, DE 19702.