Richard T. “Dixie” Walker, 67, of 8 High Street, died Saturday, December 25, 2004, at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston.
Sergeant Walker was born in Utica, New York, July 1, 1937, a son of William and Helen (Korber) Walker and has resided in the Ayer area for over 40 years.
He is survived by his longtime companion, Florence S. Price of Ayer; three sons, Richard T. Walker Jr. of Reading, Pennsylvania, Robert T. Walker of St. Paul, Minnesota, and Patrick Walker of Shirley; two daughters, Rebeccah T. Guido of Hollywood, Florida, Dana L. Morey of Deer Isle, Maine; two brothers, William Walker and Robert Walker, both of Utica, New York. He also leaves seven grandchildren.
For 23 years, Sergeant Walker served his country in the Special Forces Division of the United States Army, retiring in 1984 at the rank of Master Sergeant. Following his retirement from the armed services, Sergeant Walker worked at the Digital Equipment Corp. in Bedford.
Sergeant Walker was an avid golfer and a former member of the Fort Devens Golf Course. He was a member and served as president of the Special Forces Association 72. He was also a member of the Gorham, N.H. American Legion Post and a former member of the Ayer Gun & Sportsman's Club.
Burial with full military honors will be held at the Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Virginia, at a later date.
WALKER, RICHARD T
- MSG US ARMY
- DATE OF BIRTH: 07/01/1937
- DATE OF DEATH: 12/25/2004
- BURIED AT: SECTION 69 SITE 3149
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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