Larry Lee Walker

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Larry Allen Lee, 76, of Columbus, peacefully finished his earthly journey on Saturday May 4, 2024 at the Meadows of Scioto Rehabilitation Center. Born in Columbus, Ohio on March 12, 1948, to the late Mary Alice Lee and the late Edward C. Walker. Larry is also preceded in death by his bonus mom Constance (Connie) Walker Scruggs, sisters Melva Johnson, and LaVerne F. Walker Palmore, brother Edward M. Walker, one uncle Chalmers Lee and one aunt Dorothy L. Dismuke.

A product of the Columbus Public School system, Larry followed his then passion for automobiles and loud trucks into the field of auto mechanics. He would later become a Transportation Specialist most of his career, traveling all over the United States. Larry loved driving. Later in his career Larry suffered a stroke while driving, and God’s mercy and protection directed him to safety. He always believed in God’s protection and power. Larry also worked at Godman Guild as a Community Health Worker, helping needy clients in the community. To that end, Larry would be very instrumental in helping to start one of the first “free health clinics” in Columbus, Ohio. It was called The Center for Family Relations and Health interventions. Larry’s involvement in that massive project was phenomenal.

As a youngster Larry grow up in the then Caldwell Temple, now First AME Zion Church where he sang in the choir and served on the usher board. In 1989 Larry was baptized at the Central Seventh-Day Adventist Church. He served in the Community Service department, served as a deacon and was the Head deacon at one point. Larry also sang in the church choir and enjoyed delivering sermons on special occasions. One of his most recent accomplishments that he was so proud of was conducting church service on Saturday’s (His Sabbath) at the Meadows of Scioto.

Larry, a lover of family and friends was always the fun guy in the room. He loved family gatherings and parties, and was known for his wonderful ability to dance so smoothly on his feet and light up the room. From his marriages Larry was the proud dad of 6 children. He loved creating fond memories with all of them.

Larry loved music and dressing up. He loved eating good food but most of all Larry’s love for family was infectious! He was the kind of person you couldn’t help but love! His spirit will always be alive in us! Larry leaves to cherish fond memories, three sons LaShawn Walker, William Canty, and Allamar Young, three daughters Latasha Canty, Kayonna Walker and Tishona Young; all of Columbus, Ohio; two brothers Robert A. Walker Sr., and DuJuan R. (Diahana) Walker, four sisters Trina Chapman, Judith Walker (Lawrence)Murray, both of Columbus Ohio, Alyce R Walker (Timothy K) Johnson, Rockville, Maryland and Kellee B. Walker, Riverview, Florida. One aunt, Audrey Boone, best friend/sister Linda Walker, best friend/brother Ronald Carreker, much loved grand and great grandchildren too many to name as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation 12:00 PM and Funeral Service 1:00 PM Monday, May 20, 2024 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd.). Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.

Condolence Messages

  1. Tonoah Hookfin

    I was saddened to hear of Larry’s passing. To the family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love to you.

  2. Trina Chapman

    To my only brother, I will miss you deeply. All the memories of disco dancing, birthday parties, church services, long talks and even you sitting down my children telling them all my business LOL! I love you always. Blessings and Peace.

  3. Larry will always be cherished and remembered for his kind and loving way of treating people. Larry never knew a stranger and always wanted to draw a laugh or smile from someone.
    “Be peaceful as you travel Larry, you are never alone, you will always find peace on your journey back home! Enjoy the peaceful place! Love Kim.

  4. Angela Tolliver

    Larry didn’t know any strangers. He had a zeal for life. He loved his family and friends. Great dancer and host. Rest now. You gave me a good life.

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