The memorial service with fire department honors for Firefighter Henry Walker will be at 11 am on Saturday, August 26th at St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7757 Chippenham Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23225. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions in memory of Henry Walker be made to:

Chesterfield Innovative Academy for Girls
4836 Cascade St
Chesterfield, VA 23234


Prince George Fire and EMS
P.O. Box 68
Prince George, VA 23875

Henry Kaiser Walker, the youngest child of the late George Nelson Walker and Edna Mae Hall, was born January 17, 1949 in La Crosse, Mecklenburg County, Virginia. He passed away suddenly on the morning of August 21, 2017 on the Outer Banks of North Carolina at the age of 68.

In 1981, Henry married Deloris Gholson. After the conclusion of this marriage, Henry was introduced to Elizabeth (‘Betty’) Ann Pope by her mother, Virgie Pope. In 1992, Henry married Betty with one daughter, Dana, and one son, Craig, whom he loved as his own.

Henry worked most of his life as an auto and heavy machinery mechanic, working for the majority of his career at Vulcan Materials. Henry worked in South Hill, Virginia; East Orange, New Jersey; Henderson, North Carolina; Richmond, Virginia; and Rockville, Virginia.

In 2013 he ‘retired’ while living in Prince George, Virginia, where he joined Prince George Fire and Emergency Medical Services. He completed the 2015 basic fire academy at the age of 66, and in 2016 he was named Jefferson Park Volunteer Fire Department ‘Firefighter of the Year.’ He was a dedicated church member – first at Trinity Episcopal Church in South Hill, Virginia (where he served as a member of Trinity Episcopal Men’s Organization and as a visitation minister), and then at St Luke’s Lutheran Church in Richmond, Virginia (through which he served as a Stephen minister).

Henry loved to meet new people, and took to travel very easily. In their 25 years of marriage, Henry and Betty traveled to Africa, Europe, and South America. Henry never went anywhere where he didn’t manage to start a conversation with someone, and those lucky enough to meet him were better for having done so.

Henry is survived by his wife Elizabeth Walker; his stepson Craig; his stepdaughter Dana; his brothers, Ben Walker and George Walker, Jr.; his nephews, George III, Tony, Jeffrey, Timothy, and Kevin; his nieces, Sharon, Vanessa, and Kim; and a host of other family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, George Walker and Edna Mae Walker; his sister Ruth Esther Oliver; and his first wife, Deloris Gholson.