Ricky Walker

May 9, 1961 - August 8, 2021
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Obituary

Ricky Lee Walker rocked out and raised hell from May 9, 1961 to August 8, 2021.

He coined the phrases “if you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much room”, “bawl baby sh!t a$$”, “Boomer Sooner”, “sh!tter’s full”, “What’s goin’ on, man?”, “jimmy jams” and “let’s seeee…”.

Rick was one hell of a Manufacturing Engineer at Price Industries and was dubbed the name “Metal Man”. He was passionate about many things including restoring old vehicles, classic rock music, cold beer, classic car shows, coins, gems and minerals, his dog, photography, his family, and his friends. His smile was contagious and will be missed dearly.

To keep his legacy alive, Rick leaves behind: His incredible, red headed, crazy, loving, beer drinking best friend of a wife, Kay Cornall-Walker. His 4 beautiful, perfect, flawless daughters who never gave him any trouble at all, Chelsie Rathbone (Nathan), Haley Fox (Adam), Rikki Gates (Anthony) and Rhiannon Cornall-Walker (single and looking). His siblings who fell victim to Rick’s cruel pranks, Frances Wilmes (Wayne), Connie Rae and Steven Meckle (Jodi). His 4 ugly grandchildren who didn’t have nearly enough time with him, Wyatt Rathbone, Kenley Browning, Carter Browning and Addison Fox. His four-legged fur baby whose bark he couldn’t stand, Harley (aka Harles Barkley). Several amazing nieces and nephews and other family members as well as multiple friends who were more like family that he loved dearly.

Rick has been reunited with his father, William (Bill) Kelley, his mother, Ann Kelley, and his brother, Ray Kelley. Rick and Ray are most likely on probation and close to getting kicked out of heaven now that the two jokesters are at it again.

A memorial celebration will be held on Saturday, August 14th, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Marana Mortuary followed by a gathering for the amateur and professional alcoholics at the family’s home.

In lieu of flowers that will most likely die anyway, please send donations in Rick’s memory to the “Alzheimer’s Association” or “Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging” if you feel inclined to do so. Per Rick’s request, his brain has been donated for Alzheimer’s research. He’s making a difference in the lives of others even after he has left his earthly body behind.

We wonder if they will find the part of his brain that contains his secret to living a truly happy and fulfilling life. Instead, they’ll most likely find the arsenal of pranks he pulled over the years.

Although his family is deeply saddened by his loss, we choose to keep his memory alive through humor, great music and good beer. We encourage you to do the same! Party on, Ricky. You are so loved!

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Service Schedule

Service Information

Date: Saturday, August 14, 2021

Time: 11:00 am

Marana Mortuary Cemetery

Address:

12146 W. Barnett Rd
Marana, Arizona 85653

 

Timeline for Ricky Walker

Born: May 9, 1961
Died: August 8, 2021

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Stephanie Fenton posted on 8/15/21

Rick was loved by many and he had a smile that was contagious if you knew him you loved him he was one of Waynesville finest

 

Benjamin Baker posted on 8/14/21

Very sorry for your loss, Kay. Hoping that you will be surrounded by family and friends as you go through this tough time. Take time to reflect on the good times and process where you want to go from here. Let us know if you need anything

 

John Mark Anderson posted on 8/14/21

In loving memory of a cherished friend. Rock on RK.

 

John Anderson posted on 8/14/21

With my greatest sympathy to Kay, all Rick's Flawless Daughters, Frances, Connie and all his family members and friends who are grieving over the loss of a wonderful husband, father, brother and friend. Rick was one of the first people I met in Waynesville, and like so many others, I soon developed an enduring bond with Rick that has withstood the test of time and distance. I was lucky to get to raise a little hell with RK. And oh the memories I have of Rick, many just as clear as if they just happened and they are washing over me now. I can quote verbatim to this day, a poem he pecked out next to me in typing class and subtly handed to me: "There once was a Principal name Ken, who was never able to win, especially in court, against the boys with the tort, who egged the poor MFers den." Classic RK. Here's to my great friend Rick. I miss you dearly but you live on in as large as life in my loving memories. Party on RK.

 

Kailey posted on 8/12/21

In memory of Ricky Walker, Kailey lit a candle

 

Tia McKay posted on 8/12/21

Forever in my heart you will be the radiient smile awesome hugs and soccer down the hall. Even through Alzheimer disease your true personality showed through I am honored to have had the privilege to care for you. ROCKSTAR HOT HIS WINGS

 

Suzi (Hill) Cook posted on 8/11/21

With our deepest sympathies to his family Ron and I loved him and love you all prayers to all Ricky was a precious friend to me always sweet and caring always smiling His sisters were also special to me and his niece Aubrey

 

Suzi (Hill) Cook posted on 8/11/21

With our deepest sympathies to his family Ron and I loved him and love you all prayers to all Ricky was a precious friend to me always sweet and caring always smiling His sisters were also special to me and his niece Aubrey

 

Suzi (Hill) Cook posted on 8/11/21

With our deepest sympathies to his family Ron and I loved him and love you all prayers to all Ricky was a precious friend to me always sweet and caring always smiling His sisters were also special to me and his niece Aubrey

 

Suzi (Hill) Cook posted on 8/11/21

With our deepest sympathies to his family Ron and I loved him and love you all prayers to all Ricky was a precious friend to me always sweet and caring always smiling His sisters were also special to me and his niece Aubrey

 

Suzi (Hill) Cook posted on 8/11/21

With our deepest sympathies to his family Ron and I loved him and love you all prayers to all Ricky was a precious friend to me always sweet and caring always smiling His sisters were also special to me and his niece Aubrey

 

Cindy Morgan posted on 8/11/21

So sorry for your loss. Ricky sounded like an amazing person! Prayers 🙏

 

LORI MUISE posted on 8/11/21

I have had the pleasure of meeting Rick, Kay, and Rhia as they would frequent the Native New Yorker as far back as 2008. They continued to visit after it changed to Native Grill And Wings. Every time I served them, they were the most polite, welcoming, fun loving patrons. I've been blessed to have met them and share good times with them. I believe Rick is with Jesus in heaven, and that heaven is only a place that we mortals can only contemplate, but Rick is smiling down from the heavens saying, this place is paradise, we will meet again. My prayers and love are with you. GOD BLESS!

 

Judy White posted on 8/11/21

Kay and all 4 girls, I’m so incredibly sorry for your loss. Rick was a good friend of mine and Bud’s I feel like I’d lost a brother. I’ll always hold all of our fun times close to my heart. I love you all dearly, Judy White

 

Brian ALandry posted on 8/11/21

Blessing to Rick’s Family and children’s. I only knew him thru parties at their home for few of Rhia’s birthdays. Rest with Christ Rick!

 

Brian ALandry posted on 8/11/21

Blessing to Rick’s Family and children’s. I only knew him thru parties at their home for few of Rhia’s birthdays. Rest with Christ Rick!

 

Bob Perry posted on 8/11/21

Kay and family So very sorry for your loss, I only met Rick a couple of times while living in Tucson but I do know what a good man he was..gone way to early. I think the world of you Kay and I know how strong you are so you will get through this..Pam and I are thinking of you Your Raytheon friend Bob

 

Monica Christofferson posted on 8/11/21

Enjoyed every time all of the family would be around and visit... Miss those days... Love and miss you all

 

Frank Lacombe posted on 8/11/21

Now that you've left behind the corporeal baggage, Rick--and can therefore waltz into any sold-out show sans ticket--Cathy and I would be delighted if you'd join us to see a couple of iconic singer-songwriters from back in the day, tonight in Roanoke. In other news: I don't know who wrote your obit, but they did you proud, mister! <3

 

Charlene Kazaglis posted on 8/11/21

We are sending so much love to Ricky's wonderful family. We will listen to some rock and roll and have a beer in his honor. Love always, Charlene and Anthony Kazaglis

 

Robin Elliott posted on 8/11/21

I’m so sorry for your loss and prayers to the family. Rick had a beautiful smile and his kindness will be missed.

 

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