Wayne Allen Walker

Services for Wayne Allen Walker, 59, Lawrence, will be held at 1:00 pm Tuesday at River City Church with the Rev. William A. Dulin officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Walker died Wednesday, January 11, 2023.

He was born July 28, 1963, in Lawrence, the youngest son of Glen Howard Walker and June Wilma Wilhoite-Walker.

He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1982. He worked for Harris Construction and went on to work for other construction companies. He was a member of the Local Laborers Union #1290. Mr. Walker was a member of River City Church. 

 He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Delores E. Walker, and his brothers, Michael Lewis and Perry Walker.

Survivors include his wife, Lynn, Lawrence; his son, Scott, Lawrence; two brothers, Glen H. Walker, Jr. (Kristen), Lawrence and John W. Walker (Karen), Indiana; and two sisters, Wilma J. Walker, Lawrence, and Alice Walker-Flemming (Cedric), Texas, mother-in-law, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, uncles and aunts, nephews and nieces, and a host of cousins. 

 Mr. Walker loved the KU Jayhawks, Kansas City Chiefs, and was lovingly-called the “mayor of the block”. He was also a member of the McDonald’s tea social club at 6th and Michigan.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will meet with friends.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Diabetes Education Center at LMH Health or the American Diabetes Association, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Wendi Georgie...

Wayne was such a kind spirit and I know he will be missed by many. Prayers for the Walker family.

From Verner Newman...

My Condolences to the family.
Damm I just seen Wayne at the quick shop.
Rest easy my brother prayers sent 🙏

From Lucy Walker...

To my uncle Wayne. I will never forget the memories. God’s got you! Rest in peace, love Lucy

From Pamela Vann-Lawson...

My sincerest condolences. I was deeply saddened to hear of Wayne’s passing. Love, hugs and prayers to you all.

From Shannon Channel...

Lynn I’m so sorry to hear about Wayne. My prayers go out to you an Scott. Hugs .

From Reece E. Wiley...

I didn’t know Wayne, but clearly, he was a good man, a good friend, and a good brother to Wilma.

From LaVonne Grooters...

We continue to bring you to God’s throne of Grace, asking him to pour out his mercy on all of Wayne’s loved ones. May you feel sheltered in his loving arms. Rod and LaVonne

From Travis Mason...

Very sorry to hear about Wayne’s passing. Praying for you Lynn and Scott.

From Earl Reineman...

Lynn, I was so sad to hear about Wayne, and about your tremendous loss. I’m keeping you and Scott, and the entire family, in my thoughts.

From Michael and Marie Wilhoite...

Though beyond our complete understanding, we are comforted by the strong love Wayne held for his family and friends, evidenced by the kind comments made on the Rumsey-Yost website and the ache in all of our hearts. We are also reassured of God’s promise to each of us who would trust Him for our eternal salvation that we will see Wayne again, along with others from our family long gone home. “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart…” Proverbs 3:5

From Charlene Galloway...

My condolences to the walker family Wayne was a nice person my he rest in the savior arm

From Tracy Dethloff...

Wilma, sorry for your loss.

From Gary Freeman, Principal, Pinckney School...

Hearing of Wayne’s passing brought back many memories. The Walker family was pillar in the Pinckney Neighborhood. I send my heartfelt condolences to the entire family. I enjoyed the many years that I had Wayne and his many family members at Pinckney, while I was Principal. Wayne, you will missed, but never forgotten. May you rest in heavenly peace.

From Mel and Cathy Wishman...

Our deepest sympathy to the Walker family. We have fond memories of Wayne when we lived at the Lake. Love and prayers.

From Joyce L. Eoannou...

Prayers too lynn and Scott beautiful family . wayne very fortune .amen

From Doug and Cindi Carter...

To Lynn and family: we are so very sorry for your loss. I simply cannot imagine but I know that He is with you through this time, and Wayne is whole and praising Jesus in His Holy presence right now!

From SONIA COLLINS...

Sympathy and Condolences to the Walker Family , from the Collins Family.

From Megan and Jeff McGlinn...

We will miss Wayne and think of him at election times. “Mr. Democrat” got us involved at the Kansas Caucasus in 2007.

From Julie Fountain (Pisani)...

Sending condolences and warm thoughts to Wayne’s family. I remember him while growing up on Illinois Street with my friend, Alice. May peace be with you.

-Julie Fountain (Pisani) and family

From Martha Conlin...

Will miss Wayne and his funny humor at the McDonald’s group. Comfort and God’s love surround Lynn and Scott during this time . Martha

From marilyn taylor zwirek...

Healing thoughts to the Walker family… Rest in peace Wayne…

From Gregory Galloway (USAF, Ret)...

Condolences to friends and family. May the grace of God comfort and strengthen you all during and after this time of bereavement.

From Stephanie Walker...

So many memories from our childhood growing up with the Walkers. Condolences from the Aldridge’s to the Walker’s on the loss of Wayne.

From Blake Bowers...

My condolences on the passing of Wayne.

From Clenece Hills...

Happy memories of the childhood of my children Shane and Anne and their friend Wayne. I am sad to learn of Wayne’s death. I send my love and concern to his family.

From George Pisani...

A sad loss of a good person. Our most heartfelt condolences to the Walker family; wishing you peace and good memories. Prayers for Wayne, and for all.
George Pisani and family

From Joyce Helsel...

Lynn, Scott and the Walker family, I am so sad to hear of Wayne’s passing, you are all in my prayers. I have a lot of fond memories of Wayne when we lived in Lawrence that I will hold dear to my heart!!

From Bryan Wyatt...

Sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. The Walker Family were like brothers and sisters to the Wyatt Family. Fond memories of our days at Pinckney and the Walker household. RIP my friend…

From Mathilde (Wooding) Born...

My prayers go out to Lynn and the Walker family.

From Marcia Gale Riley...

I am so sorry to read about Wayne’s passing. I remember him as a student at Pinckney Grade School, and then ran into him again years later. My heart goes out to you, Lynn. I know he will be missed.

From Dan Klinknett...

Growing up a few blocks from Wayne’s house gave me a front row seat to the Wayne Show! Though 4 years older than me, Wayne was always nice to me and my friends and he was always doing something exciting or wild. Here in the last few years, I was able to hang out with him at the 6th Street McDonald’s and am happy that I got the chance to hang out with him a little. Though I knew he had some health concerns, I had no idea that the last time I kidded around with him would be my last opportunity to do so. RIP, Mr. Walker and my condolences to your family.

From Anthony Chavez...

My condolences to the Walker Family. God Bless you all.

From Stacey Smiley...

Sending my Heartfelt condolences to the Walker family on the passing of Cuz. May the Most Highest wrap you all in his loving arms and give you strength at this time. Much love to you all!

From Reggie Shields...

My condolence to the Walker family

From Trent...

Condolences to the Walker family. There was never dull moment growing up with Wayne. Good times were had but never be forgotten. RIP Wayne.

From Chevelle Howard...

To the Walker family sending prayers and condolences. Wayne may God rest your soul. R.i.p crazy Wayne!!

From Brenda and Laryl De Wild...

Lynn, You have our deepest sympathy. Will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

From Steven Pope...

My condolences to the Walker family. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

From Delmar and Carmen White...

Our Condolences go out to the Walker Family. Rest well my Friend and Brother.

From Linda K Tolbert...

My heart goes out to the Wayne Walker Family. I have known the family forever. Wilma, Glen and Johnny we are thinking and praying for you at this time. Love and Prayers.

From Marlon and LaNelle Southard...

Our condolences go to the Walker Family, you will missed my brother and friend but will last in our memories.

From Gloria Johnson...

My condolence to the walker family on the passing of Wayne. May he Rest In Peace.

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