- 20 years old
- Date of birth: Nov 11, 1991
- Date of passing: Jul 31, 2012
|Let the memory of David be with us forever|
Airman David Maxwell Walker II, age 20, and a resident of Spring Hill, Tennessee passed away July 31, 2012 at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
David's remains will be transferred to the care of Heritage Funeral Home on Monday afternoon at the Nashville International Airport. His family will gather for the dignified transfer. The escorted procession will arrive at Heritage Funeral Home at approximately 5:30 PM on Monday, immediately followed by the official receiving ceremony. Airman Walker will lie in state in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Home until the funeral services on Wednesday.
Additional honors and respect will be provided by the Patriot Guard.
Services honoring his life will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, August 8 from the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Home. With full military honors provided by the United States Air Force, Airman Walker will be laid to rest in the Garden of Unity at Maury Memorial Gardens, next to the funeral home. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 7 from 4:00 until 8:00 PM.
David was born November 11, 1991 in Greenville, MS to David Maxwell Walker and Sarah Lyles Walker. He was a 2010 graduate of Spring Hill High School, and a member of the Spring Hill First Baptist Church.
"It is well known that Max was a 'momma's baby,'" his mother recalls. "He would always tell me he was never too big to sit in my lap." He was always kind-hearted and loving toward others. His respect for those around him was evident in his life.
In his free time, Max enjoyed riding motorcycles and getting as muddy as he could, off-road. If there was something to tear up, Max would. He played paintball and computer games as well. In school, he was a member of the Spring Hill JROTC program. His JROTC Commanding Officer recounted his time with Walker when they began working together in 2008. "Cadet Walker was part of the program from its inception. During those years, I had the opportunity to observe numerous aspects of his leadership, teamwork, and mission accomplishments," recounted CSM Stephen Williams. "He soon rose through the ranks to Staff Sergeant in the program and was recognized for his outstanding performance by receiving numerous awards and ribbons."
David is survived by his mother: Sarah Lyles Walker of Columbia; his father: David Maxwell Walker of Spring Hill; a sister: Temperance Jones of Spring Hill; and a brother: Aaron Walker, serving at Pope Air Force Base in Fayetteville, NC. Additionally, he is survived by his paternal grandmother: Betty Walker of Phillips, MS; maternal grandparents: William and Helen Lyles of Greenville, MS; and nieces and nephews: Austin and Charleigh Jones, and Ariellyn, Allora Walker.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather: Bob Walker.
"Three years today and it is still so hard to not hear your voice. I love you and miss you son."
"Happy Birthday son. I miss you so much."
"Thank you for your service! God Bless you and your family! Forever in our hearts and never forgotten. Fly as high as you can sweet angel!"
"I love you son, and miss you so much. Not a day goes by that I dont wish I could hear your voice!"
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