John Walker III
June 27, 1941 – October 3, 2021
John Walker, 80, of Windsor, CO passed away Sunday, October 3, 2021 at his home. He was born on June 27, 1941 in Chicago, IL to John and Carole (Ebert) Walker.
His love of the mountains brought him to Colorado Springs in 1971. John was an avid outdoorsman and huge sports fan but always put his faith, family and friends first. He worked hard and had a successful 40 year career in the telecom industry. John was extremely generous with his free time, he was quick to step-up to coach youth football, baseball and soccer and had a long-lasting positive impact on hundreds of kids in Colorado Springs and beyond.
John loved animals, particularly dogs and more specifically Labradors. He was kind and compassionate, and like his favorite dog breed he had a wonderful ability to make people feel special, smile and laugh. John was also loyal - he loved his country and spent 7 years in the Air National Guard, worked for the same company for his entire career, was a near-constant at every event his kids and grandkids participated in, and was forever a huge fan of the Chicago Cubs, Bears, Blackhawks… His family and friends will miss him deeply and are eternally grateful for the ‘85 Bears and the 2016 Cubs!
He is survived by his wife Sandee, his stepsons Michael (Krista) Griffin and Brian (Karen) Griffin and grandchildren Cole and Courtney. He is also survived by his former wife Joan and their sons John (René) Walker and Michael (Allyson) Walker, daughter Michelle (Chance) Isaac, and grandchildren Sarah, Samuel, Payton, Giana, and Celia.
John used to joke that he wanted ‘to go’ while hunting, fishing or watching the Bears. He did just that on October 3rd while watching his Bears, and they won!
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in care of Allnutt Funeral Home in Loveland, Colorado.
Memorial Service will be held Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Allnutt Funeral Service, Hunter Chapel, 2100 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO.
Saturday, October 9, 2021
John Walker III
October 9, 2021
I've known John for thirty years. And although we worked together for only a few of those years, he has always been a true friend. Whenever and wherever we met, we picked up where we left off as if there had been no time or distance between us. I know I will miss that, but I will remember him fondly as long as I'm around.
May God let perpetual light shine on John because he brought light and kindness to all he met.
May Sandee and his family be comforted in their grief with the peace and strength that John showed us all.
October 6, 2021
I am was so sorry to hear about John’s passing. What a kind, special man he was and he will be remembered in our hearts forever. John was so easy to be around and so easy to talk to. I will always remember the love he had for his family, especially for Sandee.