Kenneth C. Walker


Kenneth C. Walker passed away recently following a short illness. He was born 80 years ago and grew up in Detroit, Michigan. He attended Cass Technical High School and graduated from the Detroit Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He earned his MBA from Wayne State University in 1968.


He enlisted in the United States Army in 1966. Ken and his wife, Bette, married in 1967 and spent their first year together at Fort Polk in Louisiana where he taught marksmanship. He was honorably discharged in 1968, at which time they returned to Michigan. Ken resumed his job at Michigan Bell Telephone where he worked as a Telecommunications Manager, and eventually retired after 30 years of service.


Ken and Bette continued to live in the Detroit metro area and raised two wonderful children. During retirement, they discovered the beauty of Drummond Island in northern Michigan and decided to move there. He joined the Lions Club and enjoyed working on many activities and fundraising projects. After 20 years, the Walkers sold their home and moved to North Carolina to be closer to their daughter and her family.


Ken leaves behind his wife Bette; son Michael (Pam); daughter Marin (Fred); two grandchildren; and sister Carol.


A memorial service will be held in the Detroit metro area in 2022.


In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a local Lions Club or a charity of your choice in his name.



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