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Obituary for Howard Thurston Walker

DURHAM: Howard Thurston Walker, 86, passed away at Duke University Hospital on Tuesday, June 5, 2017. He was born in Durham to the late William Rainey Walker. In addition to his parents, he was also recently predeceased by his wife, Shirley Marie Shepherd Walker.

Mr. Walker is survived by his sons, Michael Scott Walker, Howard “Tony” Walker, Jr., David Mark Walker (Sharon); and grandchildren, Daniel Walker, Paul Walker, Leigh Ann Walker, Lauren Bordeaux, Hollie Fritz.

A funeral service will be held at 2pm on Saturday, June 10 at Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham. The family will receive friends prior to the service at the funeral home from 12 pm to 1:45pm. Burial will follow the services at Maplewood Cemetery.

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Visitation Prior to the Service




12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham

1105 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705

Funeral Service Following Visitation




2:00 PM
Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham

1105 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705

Cemetery Details


Maplewood Cemetery

1621 Duke University Road
Durham, NC 27701


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