HAMPTON, Va. (January 8, 2019) -This past Friday was the Home going service for COL (R) Samuel P. Walker and it was an event he would be proud of. Certainly when you speak about funerals you always learn something about the individual and we will try to highlight what we learned during this quaint ceremony conducted at the Hampton University Chapel. COL(R) Walker served as the PMS from 1988-1990. He was born May 23rd, 1941. He was born in Lawrenceville, VA when "Jim Crow" racism was wide spread. COL (R) Stith, a high school classmate, stated he was very quiet in high school, but he became the President of his senior class. His undergraduate degree was in physics from Virginia State College and he had a degree in psychology. In Vietnam he flew a spotter plane and he was shot down two times. He had a tour of duty at West Point, after the Army discovered a Cadet cheating scandal. In retirement he enjoyed growing things in his garden. He was married to Mrs Juanita Walker for 54 years.
Another unique factor of his funeral was Rev. Dr. Debra Haggins and Rev. Dr. Lillie Faison handled the religious activities while, Michelle Faison-Covington, his niece sang a stirring rendition of "How Great Thou Art". They absolutely gave Colonel Walker a great send off, the men held down the supporting roles for the service; scripture reading and reflections except for his daughters remarks.