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David Augustus Walker

May 12, 1938 — June 16, 2022

South Haven

David Augustus Walker of South Haven, Michigan passed away June 16th, 2022, in Centerville Texas after he was involved in motor vehicle accident and did not survive, he was 84 years young. David was born May 12 1938 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, son to Fred Elias Walker and Charlotte Frances Walker (Miller), it was an extra special day because it was also Fred's birthday! David attended Paw Paw High School and received a scholarship to continue his education at Kalamazoo College. He joined the Michigan Air National Guard in February, while still in high school and was later called to active duty in the Air Force and was excepted to Officer Candidate School at Lackland Air Base in San Antonio, Texas. He then transitioned into Fighter Jet School and attained the rank of 2nd  Lieutenant. He served his country for 3 years before moving back to Michigan and joining the Kalamazoo Police Department where he served in many different capacities. He owned several different aircraft during that time and continued to have a passion for flying and being in the air.

David moved to Texas in 1981 and worked in the corporate security field, and then acquired a class "A" mechanical license for the state of Texas. He transitioned to Facilities Maintenance and had another successful career working for several different national drug and food chains. He married Linda Faye in 1987 and they lived outside of Houston before packing up and moving in 2010 to the great outdoors of Trinidad Colorado where David built a home on top of the foothills on the Santa Fe Trail Ranch, it was a sight to behold, looking over the "Twin Peaks". He wasn't satisfied in retirement, so he took a job at Trinidad State Junior College as the manager of the "Tool Crib" in the Gunsmithing dept. He truly had a passion for this work and became a student of the trade, starting his own business rebuilding and refurbishing all types of firearms. He had many other passions as well including being in the outdoors, hunting and fishing whenever the opportunity arose. He was very active in supporting veterans! and he was instrumental in getting Fort Wootton returned to the veteran groups mainly the American Legion Post 11 where David was Post Commander for several years.

David's wife Linda of 32 years passed away in 2019 after a long battle with cancer. He then decided to move back to South Haven, Michigan, to be with his 7 children in 2021. He is survived by his fiancé Ms. Sandra Kroll, his seven children April (Mike) Sheeran, Scott (Linda) Walker, Jeff  Walker (Susan), Todd (Yolanda) Walker, Tim Walker (Enedina), Greg Walker, and Debbie O'Leary. 15 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

David was preceded in death by his sister, June and his brother, Geary.

Family and friends are invited to gather at the Adams Funeral Home, 502 West Michigan Ave, Paw Paw, on Saturday, September 10, 2022 for a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. Following services, there will be a gathering of family and friends for a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. the American Legion, McGowan - Johnson Post 68, 115 N. Niles Street, Paw Paw.

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