Lester L. Walker

Graveside service for Lester L. Walker, 84 Lawrence will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 26, 2020 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. He died June 19, 2020 in Lawrence, Kansas.

Lester was born May 8, 1936 in Lawrence, KS the son of Charles and Helen (Logan) Walker.

He worked for the University of Kansas in the maintenance department for many years. He also worked at Days Inn in Lawrence.

He married Deborah Jane Walker on March 1, 1962 in Lawrence, KS.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Deborah “Deb” Jane Walker on July 7, 2016 and his son, Steven Walker on October 17, 2016.

Survivors include his son, Kevin Walker, Lawrence; grandson, Brandon Walker, Lawrence; two great grandchildren, Jazlynn and Elijah; three sisters, Rita Bradley, Marjarie Walker; Janie Hansard (Sherman), Topeka, two brothers, Charles Walker, Lawrence, Clarence Walker (Theresa), Lenexa and numerous cousins.

The family will greet friends from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Lester L. Walker Memorial fund and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

Please by mindful of social distancing due to Covid-19 if you are planning to attend services.

7 Condolences

  1. Kelly Jenkins on June 21, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    So very sorry to hear of Lester’s passing. He was a kind, gentle soul. I had the pleasure of working with him at first student. He will be greatly missed by everyone. Lots of love & prayers to his family ????????????

  2. Luanne Hess on June 21, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    So sorry to hear this.He was a sweet man to wotk with i worked at Days Inn with him as well as at First Student. God give this family peace and comfort in this time.Much prayers and love to his family.

  3. Sheri Birch on June 21, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    Praying for God’s great comfort for Kevin and the rest of the family. Lester will be greatly missed by his fellow employees (family as he would say) at First Student in Lawrence, especially his driver Jim. His smile was infectious and his dry humor was unmatched. He could drop a line without a hint of a smile then grin ear to ear as the realization of meaning became apparent. Makes me chuckle thinking of all the times he got me! I came to care deeply for Lester as a brother in the faith. We will miss him this Fall but know that he is reunited with his loving wife and son.

  4. David Stewart on June 24, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    Bye Lester you taught me a lot through work meaintence, plumbing, electrical work etc and Most of all a friendship. You are greatly be missed

  5. Joan Fowler on June 24, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Lester was a Wonderful kind man.

  6. Aurelia Thomas-Ray on June 25, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    Praying for Peace and Comfort during this difficult time. Lester was a very kind sweet man. He always took time to say hello.

  7. Mattie L. Tubbs-Adelaja on June 26, 2020 at 7:04 am

    We are saddened by the death of Mr. Lester Walker. May his soul rest in heaven. Our prayers and thoughts are with the entire family during this time of loss.

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