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Funeral held Saturday for David Walker, former UL Athletic Director

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Posted at 3:39 PM, Jan 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-04 23:24:06-05

A memorial service was held today at Fountain Memorial Funeral Home in Lafayette for David Walker, 69, who passed away on Tuesday, December 31 at his home in Breaux Bridge.

Walker was the Director of Athletics for UL Lafayette from 2007-2010. He graduated from the University in 1976 and served many roles in the campus' administration for more than 30 years.

He assisted the Acadiana community through the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

UL Lafayette President Dr. E. Joseph Savoie said that Walker was a "trusted adviser" and that he was "unassuming," but had a "great strategic mind."

Services were held at 1 p.m. Today.

Family is asking that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made in David's name to the Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis 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