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Funeral services set for former UL Athletic Director

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Posted at 10:46 AM, Jan 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-03 11:49:04-05

Funeral Services for the former Athletic Director of UL Lafayette David Walker have been set.

A Memorial Service will be celebrated Saturday, January 4, 2020, at 1:00 pm at Fountain Memorial Funeral Home in Lafayette. Visitation will be observed on Saturday, January 4th from 10:00 am until the time of service, at Fountain Memorial Funeral Home. Reverend Ann Sutton of Pharr Chapel United Methodist Church in Morgan City will officiate.

Walker, 69, passed away Tuesday, December 31st at his home in Breaux Bridge. He is a native of Bunkie and was a long-time resident of Acadiana.

According to his obituary, Walker graduated from Berwick High School and went on to attend the University of Louisiana at Lafayette obtaining a Bachelor and a Master of Science degree in Business Administration. A 1976 graduate, David worked at his alma mater in various administrative positions starting in 1978. He served almost two years as the school's interim director of athletics, was appointed to a full-time position in July of 2007 and retired in January of 2011.

More on Walker can be read here.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in David's name to the Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Foundation, online at or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, by mail at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, by phone at 1-800-873-6983 or online at Online obituary and guestbook may be viewed at

Fountain Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery is located on 1010 Pandora Street in Lafayette.