Everything for Your Home's
Beauty, Comfort & Convenience 384-2123
704 Jamestown St, Columbia
Dr. Ronald P. Rogers
Support for your body's natural healing capabilities
Click here for details
Click here for information
Real Estate & Auction Co.
Duo County Telecom
Now Available Through
Your Cable Service!
GUN & PAWN
What's Going On
Info about the
Janice Holt Giles
and Henry Giles Society
Columbia Gas Dept.
GAS LEAK or GAS SMELL
24 hrs/ 365 days
270-384-2006 or 9-1-1
Call before you dig
Directory of Churches
phone numbers and more
for churches in Adair County
Find Great Stuff in
Antiques, Help Wanted,
Autos, Real Estate,
Legal Notices, More...
Peter Stewart Walker, Adair Co., KY native (d. Jan. 23, 2013)
Peter Stewart Walker grew up in Columbia, KY and attended Adair County public schools through the 12th grade. He was a member of a distinguished Adair County family. He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky, completed a 20 year career in Army aviation, and continued his military career in the Army reserves and earned the United States Reserve Officer of the Year. When recalled to active duty in the U.S. Army, he rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. At the time of his death he was Deputy Director of Aviation for the United States Department of Interior at its headquarters in Boise, Idaho.
Click on headline for full tribute to the life of Peter Stewart Walker
Peter Stewart Walker passed away unexpectedly in Boise, Idaho on January 23, 2013. He was the son of the late Ralph Russell "Pete" and Edith H. Cundiff Walker of Columbia, KY and a graduate of Adair County schools and of the University of Kentucky.
Stewart made a career in the Army for over 20 years. While in the Army, he was Commander of the Aviation Unit at West Point, two tours to Korea, and was stationed in Haiti and Somalia. After transferring from the regular army to the Army reserve, he was stationed at Joint Base Lewis McCord where his work garnered him the award for Reserve Officer of the Year for the United States and mention in Congressional testimony by the then Commanding General of the Army Reserves.
While living in Seattle, Washington, he became a pilot for Horizon, a subsidiary of Alaska Airlines, and then later became a first officer for American Airlines. Following 9/11, he was recalled to duty and was assigned to Army Headquarters in Seattle for three years coordinating aviation operations. He retired from the Army with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
As a civilian, Stewart took a job as Director of Aviation for the U.S. Department of the Interior in the southeast region working out of Atlanta, Georgia. After several years in that position, he became Deputy Director of Aviation for the United States Department of Interior stationed at its headquarters in Boise, Idaho.
Stewart is survived by
Funeral arrangements are to scatter his ashes at Puget Sound, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean in the state of Washington, at a date to be announced.
This story was posted on 2013-01-25 16:31:19
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.
Are made possible in part through the support ofGrissom-Martin Funeral Home
Established in 1926
Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.
Searching obituaries? Here is a useful tool!
To sponsor news and features on ColumbiaMagazine, please use our contact form.
More articles from topic Obituaries:
Marvin Price, Green County, KY (1947-2013)
Sad word of the passing of Tim Best
Vernon Eugene Bagby, Green County, KY (1940-2013)
James E. Abell, Casey Co. KY (1983-2013)
Beverly Dee Merritt, Adair County, KY (1950-2013)
Sarah (Tensie) Moran, Green Co. KY (d. Jan. 23, 2013)
Myra Ellen Smith, 67, Dunnville, KY (1945-2013)
Inas Winifred Barger, Dunnville, KY (1920-2013)
Edwin Earl Pierce, 68, Green County, KY (d. Jan. 21, 2013)
Jennifer Annette Talley, formerly of Burkesville, KY (1961-2013)
View even more articles in topic Obituaries
Bank of Columbia
If You're Thinking of Selling,
Let Us Do the Yelling
Principal Broker & Auctioneer
Burton Real Estate
& Auction Service
Call Us For Appraisals
Click for Listings
On This Site
or Click Here
The Best of
Local Stories of
The Greatest Generation
Order Book or e-Book
See who's celebrating
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Special Events List
ColumbiaMagazine.com content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.