Donald Lloyd Walker Jr.
May 2, 1950 – Sept. 22, 2021
Donald Lloyd Walker, Jr., loving father, grandfather and friend departed this life as we know it on Sept. 22. Don was a Master Union Electrician. During his 40-year career as an electrician, he apprenticed in Kansas City, and furthered his career in Denver with IBEW Local 68. As an electrician he enjoyed working both near and far, from Cape Cod to California and everything in between. He worked on large projects like Denver International Airport and nuclear power plants. During his tenure with Local 68 he took jobs in that jurisdiction. He eventually transferred his book to IBEW Local 113 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and enjoyed steady work there, before taking a position as a contractor with Brown & Root in Iraq. He felt that this was a way to serve his country against the threat of terrorism. His final years as an electrician were spent at Comanche Generating Station in Pueblo, Colorado.
All who knew Don knew that he was a man of few words. He was quiet and an observer of life. When he spoke it was with wisdom and depth. He had a wicked sense of humor when he chose to use it. His family and friends have many good memories of his antics.
During retirement he was committed to his daughter and grandchildren. Their lives have been forever changed due to his love and devotion to them. He was always there to greet the children off the bus, take them to appointments, and especially to back the boat down the ramp, as grandpas can only do.
Don’s two sons have been gifted with his technical abilities. They are both tenacious with their talents as craftsmen. He critiqued and guided them both to be skilled tradesmen. They often commented on how Don could be caught staring at a job, analytically processing what needed to be accomplished, before speaking. You could not interfere in this process.
Don, you will be deeply missed by your family, friends and Harley. We know that you are in a place with those who went before you and your reunion must have been wonderful. Let your presence shine down on those you left and your memory will be the strength that heals their hearts.
He was preceded in death by his father Donald Walker and mother Ruth Walker. Don is survived by a sister Janet Jelly; daughter Nicolette Walker; sons, Ian Walker and Jared Walker, daughter-in-law Dr. Brittany Sheagley; and grandchildren, Tristan Mandery and Maia Mandery.
The family will meet this spring in Buffalo for burial in Willow Grove Cemetery.