Rev. David Allen Walker

February 26, 1942 - June 19, 2013
Rev. David Allen Walker


Rev. David Allen Walker, 71,of Lake Waccamaw, died on Wednesday, June 9,2013 at his residence.

He was the son of Arno and Mildred Walker of Indiana. He moved to Lake Waccamaw from Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1994. He earned an undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University, a Masters of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministries in Pastoral Counseling from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

He pastored two churches and operated a Family Counseling Center in Pennsylvania. Since coming to North Carolina, he pastored six churches, in Lake Waccamaw, Wrightsville Beach, Jacksonville, Clinton, Atkinson, and Clarkton. He served as General Presbyter, Stated Clerk of the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina prior to his retirement in January of 2012. His wife, Diana, is a psychologist and instructor at Bladen Community College.

The family will receive friends at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22 at Little Chapel on the Boardwalk in Wrightsville Beach followed by a memorial service at 3:30 p.m. officiated by Ernie Thompson and Hazel Wyatt-Wilson. In accordance with his wishes his ashes will be dispersed at Lake Waccamaw Presbyterian church in a brief service for the family officiated by Reverend Sommer Bower.

He is survived by, in addition to his wife, six children, Jon Douglas Walker of Chicago, Mariabeth Walker-Lyons of Lexington Ky., Wendell Scott Walker of Portland, Ore., Julie Lynn Mull of Pittsburgh, Pa., Haylea Jo Newcity of Fort Smith Ark. and Alissa Beth Westrick of Springfield, Va.; two sisters, Faith Smith of Lynn Haven Fla. and Candy Ann Boyer of Seminole, Texas; two brothers, Stan Walker of Tuscumbia, Ala. and Edward Walker of Houston, Texas; and 10 grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lake Waccamaw Hunger Fund c/o Lake Waccamaw Presbyterian Church, 301 Church Street, Lake Waccamaw, N.C. 28450.

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  • June 21, 2013
    Donna Milliner says:
    News of your loss has shocked and saddened me. You have my thoughts and prayers. Dr. Walker was a gifted man; surely his influence will ripple on for time to come. I was privileged to know him when he pastored First Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville. May the strength of our Lord be perfected in your time of weakness as you lean heavily upon His everlasting arms.

  • June 23, 2013
    Nate and Jan Cantrell says:
    Our sympathy to the family and David's many friends. He was our pastor at Little Chapel and was a "breath of fresh air". We loved him.

  • June 20, 2013
    Jean Cross Burney says:
    Dear Family, David was a splendid man, a wonderful teacher and excellent minister. We join in your sorrow and hope that your friends comfort you and bless you with their presence, and that God gives you strength and peace during this difficult time. Sincerely, Jean Cross (wife of Walt Burney)