Walter Gray Walker, Jr. of Arlington, died at age 78 on Monday, May 17, 2010, of natural causes. He was born on June 6, 1931, son of Walter Gray Walker, Sr. and Verna Haughton Walker. He grew up as an only child in Newport News, Va. where he attended Newport News HS. He graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1954 and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. After graduation, he taught math in Richmond and Newport News. Walker was a statistician for the Federal Government, at the Department of Health Education and Welfare and the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C., and at the Census Bureau in Suitland, Md. After he retired, Walker taught auto mechanics at NOVA Community College. He also traveled on a barge delivering grain to Africa, as the radio operator. He spent most of his life in Arlington and attended the Unitarian Universalist Church in Arlington. He was a long-time ham radio operator (W4NRO) and a Baltimore Orioles baseball enthusiast.
Walter G. Walker Jr. Statistician
Walter G. Walker Jr., 78, a statistician for several federal agencies, including the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, died May 17  at the Emeritus nursing facility in Arlington County.
Mr. Walker taught math at schools in Richmond and Newport News, Va., before settling in the Washington area in the late 1960s. He worked at the Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development before joining HEW.
After leaving the federal workplace about 1980, he taught auto mechanics at Northern Virginia Community College.
Walter Gray Walker Jr. was a Newport News native and a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1954.
He was a ham radio operator and once, in retirement, was a radio operator on a barge delivering grain to Africa.
He attended the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington.
His marriage to Virginia Crute Walker ended in divorce. Survivors include three children, James Walker of Munich, Thomas Walker of Washington and Martha Kwiterovich of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.
Supplied by Fred, N6FY, who desires to compile a more comprehenive obituary for the Peninsula Amateur Radio Club (W4MT) which was cofounded in mid-1930s by Walt Sr, W4AKN. Needed is information about Walt, Jr after his move to Northern VA (about 1955). Please contact Fred at firstname.lastname@example.org.