Richard Albert Walker
August 6, 1942 ~ November 17, 2020
Dickie, the youngest cast member of She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, is coming home.
Richard Albert Walker was born August 6, 1942 in Blanding. He passed on from this life on Tuesday, November 17.
Residing in Las Vegas, NV for 53 years, Richard, “Dick,” is survived by his wife Mary of 57 years; daughters Maria and Sara; and his sons Jesse, Edwin, Glen, and Joe (Riley).
Not to be forgotten are his 20 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren as well as his extended family and all of his friends.
Richard spent his early days in St. George, UT impressing Mary by racing cars and cooking at the local favorite, Dick’s Café.
As a classic car enthusiast, he was well-known for his mechanical abilities within the car industry.
Richard was a dedicated and active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He valued his faith and was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He would often be the head chef during Boy Scout and youth camping trips.
Richard was an experienced mechanic, woodworker, cook, and overall handyman. When he wasn’t tinkering, he would enjoy outdoor trips especially to Panguitch Lake to fish and camp.
He served in the Army National Guard until December 1962. Richard was the youngest cast member in “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon.” He was a little boy with big dreams and a big heart, “Dickey, me boy, until we meet again.”
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 28 in the Blanding City Cemetery at 11 a.m. and a celebration of his life will be held at a later time in Las Vegas, NV.