Robert Walker

Obituary of Robert Murdoch Walker

Robert Murdoch Walker, Jr., 72, husband of the late Lou Ann Player Walker, died Tuesday, August 18, 2015, at his residence after a long battle with (ALS) Lou Gehrigs disease. Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Robert Murdoch Walker, Sr. Mr. Walker was a member of the Church of the Holy Comforter where his grandfather served as the Rector for 32 years. He was a past President of the Sumter Rotary Club and a life member and past President of the Gamecock Club as well as many other clubs and organizations including the Epicurean, Assembly, Thalian, Millwood, and Cains Mill Clubs. He also served on the University of South Carolina Athletic Board. He graduated from Edmunds High School in 1961, attended The Citadel and later graduated from the University of South Carolina. Survivors include his son, Robert Murdoch Walker III (Keli); his daughter, Dana Walker Terry (Max) all of Sumter; his sisters, Sue Griffin of Sumter and Cathy (Claude) Dinkins of Beaufort; his brother, Johnny Walker (Hazel) of Sumter; three grandchildren, Mary Margaret Terry, Maxwell Walker Terry and Robert Murdoch Walker IV. The family would like to extend special thanks to Tuomey Hospice, his caregivers, Diana Washington, Gloria Martin and Carrie Peterson and to his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Monty and Carey Player. Throughout his life, Murdoch showed great strength, humility, kindness and grace. Memorial services will be held at 11 A.M. Friday at the Church of the Holy Comforter with the Rev. Marcus Kaiser officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the church Parish Hall and other times at the home, 460 Mallard Drive. Memorials may be made to the ALS Foundation, Parklane Centre, 7499 Parklane Road, Suite #144, Columbia, SC 29223. On-line condolences may be sent to Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.