Daryl P. Walker (Pokey to his
family and friends) went to be with his Lord on December 18, 2014. He
was born on January 21, 1932 in Templeton, PA to Edward A. and Hazel M.
In 1961 he and family moved to
Chesterton, IN., where he worked at Midwest Steel, retiring in 1993. He
enjoyed life, especially the outdoors. In his spare time, he enjoyed
hunting, fishing, camping and gardening, growing his special prized
tomatoes. He loved telling his stories to anyone would listen; and
amazingly, the stories were true. One of his favorite things was
watching the sunsets at the Dunes State Park with his wife of 61 years.
Daryl was a life-long member of
Templeton, PA Methodist Church, as well as a member of Pinecrest
Sportsman Club. He enjoyed baseball and even played third base for the
U.S. Army team from 1952-1954 in Japan.
Daryl served his God, his country
and his family. His legacy lives on in those who knew him. He was one
of the Good Guys and our hero.
He is survived by his wife, Lois
(Atherton) Walker; one son, Dr. Steven and wife Carol of Jackson
Township; his granddaughter, Shawna and husband Michael Hallinan of
Alexandria, VA and grandsons: Christopher and wife Jennifer of Jackson
Township, Cameron of Jackson Township and Seth of Chesterton. His
great-granddaughters: Hailey and Destani, as well as his brothers: Leroy
and wife Peggy of Templeton, PA, Grover (Bo) of Kittanning, PA and his
sister, Vivian Wyant of Kittanning, PA are also surviving.
The family will receive friends on
Monday, December 22, 2014 from 2 until 8 p.m. at White-Love Funeral
Home, 525 South 2nd St., Chesterton.
The funeral will be held at Snyder-Crissman
Funeral Home, 200 S. McKean St., Kittanning, PA at a later next week.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks
that memorial contributions be made to Templeton United Methodist
Church, PO Box 177, Templeton, PA 16259 or to the Cochran Cemetery
Association, Box 172 C/O Etta Fox, Templeton, PA 16259.