Walter Coker of Dover died Thursday September 13, 2012 at the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford. He was 78.
Mr. Coker was born June 27, 1934 in Dover, Delaware to the late Alonzo Coker and Rebecca Carney Coker.
He retired as a self employed masonry contractor. He was an avid hobbyist throughout his life, starting with a passion for aircraft design and construction. This led to many fun years as a pilot and making memories in the air with friends and family. Mr. Coker also enjoyed watching the Phillies and Eagles. Flying small RC planes as well as RC boats, ornamental gardening, hiking, fishing, racing go-carts, and restoring automobiles…..he was a man of many talents!
After his retirement he became a master wood worker and was a member of the First State Wood Turners Club. His passion was creating fine wood working art pieces, sought after by collectors and displayed in galleries throughout the region.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Myrtle Morgan Coker, son Ronald G. Coker, and grandson Randy D. Coker, Jr.
He is survived by sons, Walter “Robby” Coker and wife Linda of Clayton, and Randy Dale Coker and girlfriend DeeAnn Wicks of Dover; grandsons Anthony Ryan Coker, Brandon R. Coker, granddaughter Katy L. Coker; great-grandchildren Aubrey and Anthony Coker; and his beloved cat Pee Wee.
Funeral services will be held 11AM Thursday September 20, 2012 at Torbert Funeral Chapel South, 1145 E. Lebanon Road (Rt.10), Dover. Friends may call one hour prior. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriot’s Way, Milford, DE 19963 or Trinity Wesleyan Church, 1564 S. State St., Dover, DE 19901.
Letters of condolence may be sent, and guestbook signed at torbertfuneral.com.