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David Lee Walker 1953 ~ 2018

HAYSVILLE - David Lee Walker passed peacefully while in the loving company of family on February 18, 2018 in Wichita, Kansas; after his battle with cancer, age 65. David was born on January 24, 1953 to Merle and Mary Ellen Walker of Waldron, Kansas. David graduated from Chaparral High School in 1971, and attended Coffeyville Community College where he earned his Associate degree. David then went on to Kansas State University to continue his studies. David worked in his early career in sales, research and development of seeds, and as a volunteer firefighter.  Most of his career was spent as a safety consultant in agribusiness, construction, and as an instructor and proctor for those hoping to attain their commercial driver's license.

David married Margo J. Russell on February 14, 1999.  David was a loving and selfless family man who went out of his way to help others, and enjoyed spending his leisure time with his entire family.  He enjoyed the outdoors, being involved in the community, and actively served in the church in a variety of capacities. David also spent time volunteering at the American Legion Post 401, Wichita, Kansas and as an American Legion Rider.  He had a passion for tractors, farming, hard work, mowing, Ariat boots, motorcycles, and family. He also had a passion for traveling and photography, particularly in the southwest and Route 66.  He spent many vacations with Margo, enjoying and photographing adobe and pueblo missions, historical churches and the sites along Route 66.  David retired November 1, 2017.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Ellen Walker and sister, Kathy Scraper.

David is survived by his wife, Margo J. Walker; children - Amanda and Michael Kennedy-Angel, John and Sarah Walker, Joe Walker, Mike Russell; father - Merle and Pat Walker; sister - Susan and Greg Bryant; grandchildren - Luke Walker, John Collin Walker, Casey Walker, Isabella Kennedy-Angel, Harper Kennedy-Angel, Andrew Russell, Jessica Steven and Randy Mohika, Mikayla Russell, Justin Leis; and great-grandchildren – Xavier Mohika, Kaulin Mohika, Mavrik Mohika.

Memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, March 9, at First Presbyterian Church, 324 N. Baltimore, Derby, KS 67037; led by Pastor Ben Ray.  Memorials to: First Presbyterian Church, Derby.