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Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We have more sad news to report today. Greg Walker, son of Vicki Edgerton Turner ('66) of VA, passed away in Newport News on Friday, September 11, 2009 just eight days after his 38th birthday.
NEWPORT NEWS - Greg Walker, otherwise known to his friends as "Bam-Bam,"
passed quietly on Friday morning Sept. 11, 2009. His legacy will live on in
the hearts of many whom he touched with his giving spirit and enthusiasm for
life. Even after death, his legacy continues as he will touch many lives
with his choice of being an organ donor. As he ventured living life to the
fullest and not knowing a stranger, he experienced sky diving, scuba diving,
repelling, mountain biking and much more, he found his greatest love to be
motorcycling on and off the track. He worked in the paddock as a mechanic
for Scott Jensen and Halof Racing under Rodney Rayborne. He also did a brief
stint with KWS last season in the AMA and with Chris Cooke in the ASRA and
has wrenched on numerous bikes throughout the club racing paddocks. Greg
also raced as an Amateur in CCS for a few years.
He was born Sept. 3, 1971 in Newport News, Va.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ralph Edgerton.
He is survived by his loving
wife, Tara Zidek Walker; and two children from his first marriage,
Kaitylynne and Matthew Lawson; his parents, Vicki Turner of Yorktown, and
Rex and Patti Walker (stepmother) of Williamsburg; grandmothers, Marjorie
Edgerton and Hazel Liverman; sister, Juli Fields; brother, Justin and
Melissa (sister-in-law) Edgerton; nieces and nephews, Brandon and Krista
Fields, Kayla and Maddox Edgerton; as well as aunts, uncles and numerous
extended family members.
The family wishes to especially thank his friends for their support and carrying on his legacy.
Visitation will be held from noon to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 15, 2009, followed by a celebration of Greg's life at 3 p.m. Services to be conducted by Pastor John Pouchot, at Peninsula Funeral Home, followed by a reception at Poquoson Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at http://www.dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Published in the Daily Press from September 14 to September 15, 2009.
September 14, 2009
Will always remember your smile. Your family will be in my prayers.
I am so sorry to hear of Greg's passing. Please let me know if there is anything that you may need.
I worked with Greg at Chanellos way back in the day. He always had a smile on his face and he never met a stranger. He had a zest for life and wanted others around him to feel that same energy. I'm truly sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts are with his family.
I'm sorry to hear about Bam Bam's passing. He was a good person. I enjoyed hanging out at the parking lot in the middle of the night with him years ago. Always had a smile on his face.
You worked as hard as anyone I ever knew. You always had a smile or a joke no matter what the odds. Your demeanor and kindness were the reasons why my family welcomed you in like a brother. I could not have accomplished all I did as quickly as I did without your involvement. You will be forever missed. Ride on #47, ride on......
I am so sorry to hear about Greg. It has got to be the hardest thing you have ever experienced. My heart goes out to you and Margie and the rest of the family. Austin and I will pray for peace for all of you.
You were one of the greatest souls I have ever known. I will miss your late night texts and your weekly calls to vent. The track will not be the same w/o you but I have a feeling you will be there.
All my love,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in my prayers for peace in the days to come.
Thinking of you,
Linda May Bond Crayton
Vicki, I am so sorry to hear of your son's untimely passing! My thoughts and prayers will be with you. May you find peace and comfort in knowing that you still have so many friends and classmates from NNHS thinking of you!! I wish you all the best. He is definitely in a better place now!! Your friend from home room, Class of '66! God Bless in the coming days!! Take care of yourself!!
I am so sorry to learn about your loss of Greg. You and your family have my deepest sympathy. I remember fondly Greg, Julie, and Justin "growing up" while we worked together at MIH. I know you and your children were very close and this will be a difficult time for all of you. My thoughts are with you.
I am so sorry to hear about Greg. He was a great guy and a good friend who always kept my spirits up! He will be sorely missed. Angie
Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Vicki and to Greg's entire family and their friends at this difficult time.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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This Is My Father's World
Words by Maltbie D. Babcock, 1901
Traditional English Melody (Terra Beata), arranged by Franklin L. Sheppard, 1915
This is my Fatherís world, and to
my listening ears
All nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres.
This is my Fatherís world: I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas;
His hand the wonders wrought.
This is my Fatherís world, the birds their carols raise,
The morning light, the lily white, declare their Makerís praise.
This is my Fatherís world: He shines in all thatís fair;
In the rustling grass I hear Him pass;
He speaks to me everywhere.
This is my Fatherís world. O let me neíer forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.
This is my Fatherís world: the battle is not done:
Jesus Who died shall be satisfied,
And earth and Heavín be one.
This is my Fatherís world, dreaming, I see His face.
I ope my eyes, and in glad surprise cry, ďThe Lord is in this place.Ē
This is my Fatherís world, from the shining courts above,
The Beloved One, His Only Son,
Cameóa pledge of deathless love.
This is my Fatherís world, should my heart be ever sad?
The lord is Kingólet the heavens ring. God reignsólet the earth be glad.
This is my Fatherís world. Now closer to Heaven bound,
For dear to God is the earth Christ trod.
No place but is holy ground.
This is my Fatherís world. I walk a desert lone.
In a bush ablaze to my wondering gaze God makes His glory known.
This is my Fatherís world, a wanderer I may roam
Whateíer my lot, it matters not,
My heart is still at home.
"This Is My Father's World" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/t/i/tismyfw.htm - 06/19/07
Greg Olsen Painting courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com Ė 02/10/05
Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04
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