In Loving Memory of
Lee W. Walker, Jr.
Lee Wood Walker, Jr., 91, died Saturday, March 17, 2012. Mr. Walker, a native of Portsmouth, retired in 1978 from the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company after 30 years of service. In 1946 he founded the Portsmouth Diaper Service. He was a Past Commander of the Nansemond River Power Squadron, Past Faithful Navigator of Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Assembly 1166, an Honorary Life Member of Knights of Columbus Council 418, a former volunteer at Maryview Medical Center, and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II and Korea. He was a longtime member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church. He was the widower of Reed Hargroves Walker since her death in 2004 and was also predeceased by a grandson, Petie Journee.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Reed Journee, Quill W. Hodges; four sons, Lee W. Walker III, Willis H. Walker, Thomas L. Walker and John L. Walker; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church. Burial, with U.S.M.C. honors, will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery. A Christian Wake Service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Foster Funeral Home, Portsmouth. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul’s Catholic Church Restoration Fund, 518 High St., Portsmouth, VA. 23704; or Toys For Tots (U.S.M.C.). Condolences may be registered at www.bwfosterfuneralhome.com.
He loved the water and was a well seasoned pilot of the inland waterways.
Lee W. Walker, Jr.
We are deeply sorry for the loss of your father. May your fond memories provide you with comfort during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.
Carl & Kathleen Wimbrough
Lee Walker, was an good man and a good friend to my family for many years. Lee paid special attention to my dad in his infirm later years. He was admired by all who knew him for his sense of humor, his enduring kindness, and empathy for those with troubles. His life was long, productive, and filled with good times. He made the most of his retirment years. He will be missed by many whose lives he touched. My sympathy to his wonderful family and friends, we will not see his like again. I cherish his memory.
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. May you have many memories of him.
Rose Mary K. Rakowski
I will miss Dad Walker. He will be joining the big barn family in heaven. My sympathy to all the family. Willis my prayer and thoughts are with you. all your barn sisters are thinking of you.
I am sorry for the loss of your Dad. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Quill, I'm so sorry to hear about your Father. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
I am sorry to hear about your Dad. He was across the hall from my mother at the Churchland House. I have enjoy talking to him from time to time as I have come to see my mother. I also enjoy his snowman trousers he had for the holidays. They are a classic!!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family
Mary and Quill, I am sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. He is finally at peace and with our Lord. God bless! Kenny and family.
So sorry for the loss of your father. Hope the good memories ease your sorrow.
Nancy james simmons
I am sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of both of your parents from our Port Norfolk days.