WASHINGTONVILLE - David Merle Walker 57, of Washingtonville, died in his sleep early Thursday morning at home.
Born in 1957 in East Palestine, he was the son of the late Lucinda and Merle Walker. He was a 1974 graduate of East Palestine High School.
Mr. Walker was very well known in the area by his work with the American Red Cross. He served as first response on area disasters. He also worked with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, was a nursing aide, ran taxis in Salem and was a tow truck operator.
Survivors include his wife, Diana Kay Shasteen-Walker; children, Sarah (Adam) Crawford of Proctorville, Philip (Sarah Morris) Bertram and James Shasteen of Washingtonville, Sherrie (Rob King) Bertram of Massillon, Samantha (Diane) Bertram of Kensington, Sam (Noako) Shasteen Jr., of San Diego, Calif., Christopher (Autumn) Shasteen of Hammondsville and David Whipkee of Minerva; 25 grandchildren; and five great-grand children.
Services will be held at 8 p.m. Monday at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services in Salem. The Rev. R. Jim Smith, chaplain, will officiate. The burial will be private for the family only.
There will be a time of visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
The family has asked that those wanting to make donations, send or give them directly to the funeral home to help with the funeral expenses for Mr. Walker at P.O. Box 113, Salem, Ohio 44460-0113.
To view the complete obituary or sign the guestbook visit apgreenisenfh.com.