Donald Wayne Walker, 87, of Troutdale, Oregon, died March 9th at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Oregon.
Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Mr. Walker lived in Troutdale for the last 44 years, having moved to Oregon in 1966 after serving in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. He then settled in the Portland area and enjoyed a career as an insurance agent while also serving in the Air National Guard with the 116th Tactical Fighter Wing.
Mr. Walker loved country music, Western movies, and his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Cora; his daughter, Debra, and sons Don Jr. and Clint; grandchildren Ian, Conner, and Sarah; and three great-grandchildren.
Mr. Walker was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil A. Walker and Linda Walker, and his 4 older brothers, William, Clarence, Ernest and James.
MSgt John Peterson saysApril 7, 2023 at 1:25 pm
Don Walker. I will miss you! Though we didn’t directly work with together, I do remember an exercise where we were supposed to be casualties so we had to crawl into this attic space so no one would find us. We had to stay there for about an hour and half so we exchanged stories. He was a fun guy! He was one of the good ones. We’ll miss you with the operations crew but we’ll always remember you. RIP