MEXICO FARMS – Wallace “Wally” M. Walker, 90 died March 5, 2017 peacefully at his home in Mexico Farms after a two month stay at Allegany Health. He was born in the same room on October 21, 1926 to Lenwood and Irene Walker. He is preceded in death by his parents; siblings Roland Walker, Raymond Walker, Stanley Walker, and Dale Walker.
In his youth, he was a member of the Davis Memorial Methodist Church. He attended Fort Hill High School, and received the graduate equivalency exam after returning from WWII. He was very proud of his military service in the 8th photographic technical squadron of the Army Air Force.
After being discharged, he taught machinery at the Allegany County Vocational Technical Center. He received the professional vocational-industrial certificate from the University of Maryland, and taught Industrial Arts at Allegany High School for 15 years. His education continued at the University of Delaware, and in 1970, he established and became the Director and associate professor of Automotive Technology at Allegany Community College where he retired in 1984.
He was a member of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers, the Maryland State Teachers Association, the Board of the Allegany County Transit Authority, the VFW Post 9451 Oldtown, MD, and the National Rifle Association.
He cherished his childhood community, and neighbors often referred to him as the “mayor of Mexico Farms”. He received his pilot’s license, and enjoyed restoring piper cub airplanes and flying them at the Mexico Farms Airport. He spent many hours restoring and showing his Model A Ford cars, collecting antique tractors, and working with his farm equipment.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 71 years, Leona Louise Thompson Walker; one daughter, Donna Walker Hunt; son-in-law Alva Francis Hunt; sisters-in-law Virginia Walker and Alena “Bootsie” Walker, Reathard, and Odie Moreland; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Wallace put his faith in God and always felt that there’s no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.
Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 15205 McMullen Highway SW, Cresaptown, on Friday, March 10, 2017, from 4-7 P.M.
Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Chris Gobrecht officiating.
Interment will be at Hillcrest Burial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be sent by mail to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or via phone at 800-805-5856, or given to the Western Maryland Health System, Schwab Family Cancer Center Attn: Julie Hardy, 12500 Willowbrook Road, Cumberland, MD 21502.
The family would like to extend their sincerest appreciation to all of the wonderful people at Allegany Health and Hospice. He loved the attention, your thoughtfulness and prayers.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.ScarpelliFH.com