He was born on November 17, 1927 in Churubusco, the son of Lloyd Votaw and Nellie Mabel (Jones) Walker.
Donald spent his childhood in Churubusco and graduated from Churubusco High School with the Class of 1945. Immediately after his graduation, at age 17, he entered the United State Navy and served until 1947. He was married on Feb. 19, 1947, at the Roanoke EUB Church to Donna Marie Ellis.
He worked at 3 Rivers Beverage Company, Fort Wayne for many years as a truck driver. He was a member of the Churubusco Masonic Lodge No. 515, Scottish Rite F & AM, Fort Wayne and he was a retired Teamster Union member.
Survivors include his loving wife of 68 years, Donna Marie Walker, Churubusco; three children including: Linda D. Harter, Fort Wayne, Patricia (Bill) Moore, Churubusco and Donald Raymond (Candy) Walker, Jr. of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren and 11 ½ great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Leonard Allen Walker.
Family visitation was held Sunday, March 15, 2015, at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Committal services and burial followed at Glenwood I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Roanoke.