Monday, March 4, 2013

Felix Calhoun Walker II's Obituary

My best friend Felix Calhoun Walker II, 77, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2013. He is preceded in death by his parents, Felix Calhoun Walker and Neil Parker Walker, and his daughter Stephane Frances Walker. He is survived by his sisters, Mary Claire Johnson and Virginia Anne Bolles; his three children, Kimberly Walker King, Felix Calhoun Walker III, and Marian Walker Kemp; his 10 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and his dearest friend Ron Chapiesky "Uncle Ron". (the children added this)
Felix Calhoun Walker affectionately known to his family as DAP was a modest man who lived to see his grandchildren grow and become loving and caring members of society. He never bragged on himself though he was a very accomplished writer and cartoonist. During the years he worked for the S. C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, he helped design the first significant brochure used by that state. It is still talked about to this day. An avid reader of the New Yorker Magazine he loved combing the
daily newspaper when he was not cooking up some tasty low country stews, chicken per-loos, or fried rainbow trout for his family. He loved animals but especially cats and they loved him. He saw to it that his grandchildren knew their lessons and he bragged on their accomplishments in school or on the playing field. He loved to laugh and tell jokes and he never met a stranger. He will be missed but never forgotten.
There will not be a wake or funeral, for his wishes were to be cremated and his ashes will be spread in South Carolina. Those wishing to send flowers should instead send donations to a charity of their choice in his name.