OBITUARY

Douglas Doug Lee WALKER

May 28, 1950February 20, 2021

Douglas Lee Walker, age 70, of Marietta, Georgia passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021. Doug was born May 28, 1950 in Rome, Georgia. He graduated from Wheeler High School in Marietta in 1968 and from North Georgia College in 1972. Doug retired after 42 years from Ferguson Enterprises Inc. He most recently was a driver for Capital Courier Services. He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Lee Walker. He is survived by his wife, Karen Scott Walker; daughters, Vicky (Eric) Bache and Cindy (Jimmy) Kelley; mother, Kathryn Walker; sister, Lesley (Al) Loveless; grandchildren, Kaitlyn Bache, Courtney Kelley, Taylor Bache, Ryan Kelley, and Andrew Kelley; and several nieces and nephews. After a noble fight with COVID-19, Doug crossed the finish line and entered Heaven on February 20, 2021. He was an active member of Eastside Baptist Church in Marietta for over 50 years, where he served as a youth volunteer, deacon, bus driver, and sound technician. Those closest to him would describe Doug as a gentle servant with a quiet faith. Though he was content to stay in the background, he was a strong, godly man, who was always willing to help his friends, family, and those in need. An excellent example of God's love, Doug dedicated himself to others through his steadfast faith, supportive nature, and willingness to lend a hand wherever it was needed. His true north was always Jesus, and his family and friends counted on his steady nature even in the most tumultuous of times. He will be greatly missed, but his legacy of faith lives on in the generations to follow him. The funeral service will be held Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Eastside Baptist Church (2450 Lower Roswell Road Marietta, GA 30068) at 2:00 PM. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service in Guest Services. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be followed. The service will be live streamed from a link found on the church website (followeastside.com). Interment will follow the service at Georgia Memorial Park Cemetery, Marietta.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Eastside's youth ministry.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

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Sandra Sagel

February 24, 2021

I worked with Doug for over 30 years. He was a wayshower with his dedication and love for his family, his faith, and his friends. Doug helped me through some troubled times and I came to rely on his calm, quiet strength. He was so proud of his girls and grandchildren and loved sharing stories about them. My prayers and love go out to Karen and his girls and their families.

Brad & Susan Thomas

February 22, 2021

Our family has always respected and admired Doug Walker. He was a gentle giant. He was always willing to serve and faithful to show up and do what was necessary to make things run smoothly. He was a friend to our children and a blessing to be around. He was a wonderful father and grandfather. He supported his children and grandchildren. Brad and I witnessed first hand Karen and Doug at so many sporting events cheering their grandchildren on. I know God has many treasures stored up for him. He will be greatly missed. May the Lord comfort you, Karen, Vicky and Cindy both now and in the days ahead. Love and blessings, Susan & Brad

Jim and Vivian Reed

February 22, 2021

God needed another sound tech and smiling face to help handle the load. Doug will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with you, Karen, and your family.

Carolyn Fayard

February 21, 2021

Karen and Family,
We are So Sorry about Doug. He was So Very
Loved at Eastside and He did So Much for EBC,
As Well as Your Entire Family does. Our Hearts
And Prayers go out to Each and Everyone of You. May God’s Blessings flow into Your Hearts. God Bless and We Love You.
Carolyn and Bob Fayard

David Hood

February 21, 2021

While some may only know Doug as the sound guy at church, his work in this area has had a much bigger impact on me. As a slightly troubled and rebellious teen, I would skip Sunday School to help Doug set up the sound system for the youth services in the CAC. Doug not only taught me what all those knobs and buttons did on the sound board, but he made me feel like I belonged there. As a result of him taking me under his wing, I went on to do sound professionally, touring with major artists like Michael W Smith and Jars of Clay. Without Doug's influence and passion for serving the Lord with his talent, I may have never found my own passion for audio. I am eternally grateful to him for his influence, care, and teachings. My condolences to the Walker family, and my prayers for each of you during this time.

Dave Hood

Lloyd & Clara Blackwell

February 20, 2021

I have known Doug for most of his life so I feel qualified to state he leaves an outstanding Christian legacy worthy of emulation. Thank you Doug for your generous and faithful support and involvement at Eastside Baptist Church. Our love, prayers and blessings to Karen and all the family in this tragic time of grief. Know all of you are loved and appreciated for all your generous time, love and efforts for our Eastside family.

Stay well, stay safe and stay blessed in God's love!

Lloyd & Clara Blackwell

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY