Ronald W. (Ron) Walker


Ronald died August 14, 2020. He was born March 8, 1942 in the rural community of Arbuckle, West Virginia to the late Arnold & Vida Williams Walker who precede him in death as well as his son Bradley and maternal grandparents Walter & Hattie (Hunt) Williams who reared him due to the death of mother during child birth in 1943.
Ron was a 1960 graduate of Buffalo High School. After graduation he went to Columbus, Ohio. He began a 40-year career in the trucking industry, having worked in Memphis, Tennessee, Charleston, West Virginia, Southaven, Mississippi, Phoenix, Arizona, Barstow, California and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He then retired from the former Yellow Fright System moved to Gold Canyon, Arizona.
Survived by his wife Linda (Bonsel) Walker and special cousins Priscilla Kell of Gahanna, Ohio and Dianna Campbell of Charleston, West Virginia and Jan Whitley of Las Vegas, Nevada and a host of cherished friends.
He was Central District Lay Leader with the Phoenix, Arizona United Methodist Church. His love was the church and planning and enjoying events.
Being very involved in his community he was a board member of the Gold Canyon Business Association and many other community organizations. He always joked and said he was the community beggar as he had connections and found a home for anything you did not want. He was instrumental in beginning the Genesis Project - a feeding program for the Homeless in Apache Junction, Arizona.
Services will be grave side with Pastor Dave Abbatacola. Ron requested no flowers. You can donate to your favorite charity or Gold Canyon Community Church Youth program 5810 S. Alameda Rd., Gold Canyon, Arizona 85118.