In Loving Memory of

Gordon Lee Walker II

04/11/1949 - 08/11/2016

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Gordon Lee Walker II, 67, went to be with the Lord on August 11, 2016

Gordon lived in Gainesville from 1974 to 1978 then returned in 1983 until the present. Gordon was born April 11, 1949 in Newark, NJ, to John Thornton Walker and Annette Frances Zuckerman.

He was raised in Pompton Plains, NJ. He graduated from Pequannock Township High School and subsequently moved to Ormond Beach, FL. He graduated from Stetson University in Deland, FL with a degree in Education. He continued his education at Santa Fe College where he earned a degree in Respiratory Therapy. He then worked at Shands hospital until 2004. His passion was working with families of children with Cystic Fibrosis. He befriended many of his patients and extended his personal phone number to them if they needed him.

He was an avid collector, and Gator memorabilia was at the top of his list. He loved his Gators and constant furry Pomeranian companions, Max Jr. and Sandy Paws.

He was proud to be an American and loved his country which was evident in his display of American flags.

Gordon is survived by loving wife of 42 years, Leslie; his daughter, Leanne Alexandra; sisters, Claudia Forrester and Christine Walker; nieces, Christy, Corinne and Carrah and nephews, Andrew and Travis.

He will be profoundly missed by all of his family and friends

Funeral Services will be at 12:30 PM Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 725 NW 23rd Avenue, Gainesville with visitation beginning at 11:00.  Flowers are welcome or contributions may be made in his memory to Cystic Fibrosis.  Casual clothing is requested and Gordon would approve of Gator attire!  A reception will be held at Napolitano’s at 2:30 after the service.  Please feel free to come to this even if you can’t attend the service.

Arrangements are in the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home (352) 378-2528. An online guestbook is at www.forestmeadowsfh.com.


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6 Responses

  1. Bill Hull at · Reply

    To the family of Gordon, please accept my condolences. To Gordon, may you rest in peace in the arms of the Lord.

    Bill Hull PTHS ’67

    1. Leslie Walker at · Reply

      dear bill, I just saw your message today. there must be more than one place that forest meadows posts them. I will check with them because I don’t want to miss any. I am so lost without Gordon. we were married for 42 years. we have one adopted daughter Leanne who is 21 years old.
      I will have to look for Gordon’s yearbook to see your picture. I know Gordon loved his high school years and all of his friends. Thankyou for your thoughts. Leslie Walker

  2. Carol Farrell at · Reply

    My sincere condolences to the Walker family. Gordon was a classmate at PTHS. I am sorry to hear of his passing. Prayers for comfort, Carol Farrell

  3. William Arnold at · Reply

    RIP Gordo. Remembering all of the great times we had during our years at PTHS, including our baritone horn section in Band, and our road trip to Florida in the summer of ’67.

  4. Gail Robertson Trappe at · Reply

    I think of Gordon ( and Claudia) every time I drive past their house, that used to be red, on Jackson Ave. God bless his family and Gordon in heaven.

  5. Leslie Walker at · Reply

    Dearest Gordon, I miss you so much and am struggling to go on without you. I hope you will be able to see this message from your vantage point. I still am having a difficult time accepting this. We had so many fun things planned for retirement. I feel cheated somehow . Nothing is fun anymore. Even our favorite foods don’t taste good. I truly do not know what to do. I am grateful that you no longer have to suffer with your terrible pain. I am proud to have been your wife for 42 years. I am just feeling sorry for myself. I know you are happy now and of all the people I know you deserve that. Farewell my sweet husband. Wait for me.

    Love always,
    Leslie

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