Macon County Chronicle

Richard "Dick" Walker, 69

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000183 EndHTML:0000002834 StartFragment:0000002442 EndFragment:0000002798 SourceURL:file://localhost/Volumes/SERVER/EDITORIAL/9-27-11/obits/walker.doc Richard "Dick" Walker, age 69 of Castalian Springs, passed away September 16, 2011. His proudest accomplishment was his involvement in the Peace Corps, where he served as a volunteer in El Salvador and as a director in Brazil. Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000183 EndHTML:0000003622 StartFragment:0000002444 EndFragment:0000003586 SourceURL:file://localhost/Volumes/SERVER/EDITORIAL/9-27-11/obits/walker.doc

He was a graduate of Randolph-Macon College and received his MBA from Vanderbilt University.  He began his professional career with the State of Tennessee in the Office of Economic Development. Dick later served as Assistance Commissioner in this department, where he worked developing the Three Star Community Award program. He eventually started a consultant business, Walker Associates, and was hired as director of the Four Lakes Regional Development Authority, where he worked until his retirement in 2008. He is survived by his parents, William D. Walker and Mary Frances Helsley Walker of Springfield, VA, sons, Kevin Walker of Norris, TN, Craig (Dawn) Walker of Nashville, TN, granddaughter, Savannah Walker, ex-wives, but still friends, Mary Tom Walker of Castalian Springs, TN and Helen W. Gore of Apalachicola, FL, a host of Peace Corps volunteer friends and professional colleagues, special friend, Teresa Carman of Hartsville, TN and his dog, Sadie. Memorial contributions may be made to an animal shelter or humane association of your choice.