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Originally published: 2014-03-25 08:25:58
Last modified: 2014-03-25 08:26:43

Kenneth Kimball Walker

Mr. Kenneth Kimball Walker, 90, of Blowing Rock, N.C., and long time resident of  Grosse Ile, Mich., passed away Sunday morning, March 23, 2014, at his Blowing Rock, N.C. home.  
Born July 29, 1923, in South Lyon, Mich., he was the son of Wells and Pauline Dupree Walker.  
Mr. Walker attended Michigan State University and was a WWII veteran, having served as an aircraft carrier fighter pilot.  He was retired from the concrete and trucking industries, and was an active member of the Grosse Ile Rotary Club. An avid golfer and boater, he was a life member of Grosse Ile Golf and Country Club and a member of the Grosse Ile Yacht Club.  
He is survived by his former wife Phoebe Nelson and their three children, Christopher Walker of Baldwin, Mich., Geoffry Walker and wife, Cinda, of Atlanta, Ga., Laurie Orgass and Tony Spencer of Blowing Rock, N.C.; four grandchildren, Melissa and Wells Walker, Drew Orgass and Lucas Orgass and wife, Natasha; step-grandchild, Kinsey Spencer; two great-grandchildren, Robby and Avery Orgass; and a number of beloved nieces and nephews.
Immediate services for Mr. Kenneth Kimball Walker were held at 4 p.m. March 25, 2014, at St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church. A summer memorial event is being planned and will be held on Grosse Ile, Mich., at a time to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions may be made to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund/NICoE Satellite Mission "Make it Visible," online at
Online condolences may be shared with the Walker family online at
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Walker family. 

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