Thomas Lloyd Walker, 62, formerly of Gillette, WY, went peacefully to his heavenly home on April 18, 2020. Tom was born March 7, 1958 in Alliance, Nebraska to Vernon and Janice (Stinnette) Walker (Huddle).
During his school years, he and his family traveled around the United States racing Greyhound dogs. He graduated from Hyannis High School in 1976 in Hyannis, Nebraska. Tom enjoyed many hobbies. Among them were pyrotechnics, watching thunderstorms, dirt biking, motorcycling, four-wheeling, shooting, racing RC cars, flying model airplanes, and talking on the amateur HAM Radio (call sign W0TLW General Class). Tom also loved going fishing, camping, and family BBQ’s. Tom was a locomotive engineer with the Burlington Northern Railroad for many years before becoming disabled due to health issues.
Tom is survived by his daughter, Tiffany (Dusty) Martin of Gillette, WY; granddaughters Skylynn, Lexey, and Kyleigh Martin; sister, Tammy (Walker) Carr of North Platte, NE; step-dad, Floyd Huddle, of Thedford, NE; uncles, Doug (Mel) Stinnette and Larry Stinnette, of Alliance, NE; several cousins; niece, Katy (Nathan) Pedersen and great nephews of North Platte, NE; nephew, David (Jennifer) Carr and great nephews of Grand Island, NE.
Tom is preceded in death by his wife, Leslie (Stephens) Walker; mother, Janice Huddle; father, Vernon L. Walker; grandparents, Mildred M. and Richard L. Walker and Alyce “Maxcine” and Cecil R. Stinnette; infant son, Michael James Walker; and step-daughter, Jessica Lynn Shipp.
Visitation will be at Walker Funeral Home in Gillette, WY at 12:00 p.m., Thursday, April 30, 2020. Graveside services will follow immediately afterwards at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Gillette, WY.
To protect the health and safety of all, due to Covid 19, the funeral service will be for limited family members only. We encourage you to view the service as it will be streamed live on our website, www.walkerfuneralgillette.com. A link will be attached to Tom’s obituary page.
A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations and cards may be sent to Tiffany and Dusty Martin in care of Walker Funeral Home 410 S Medical Arts Ct. Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.walkerfuneralgillette.com.