Gerric Dillon Walker, 46, longtime resident of the Syracuse area, died at 4:28 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, at his Cromwell home.
Born May 24, 1976, in Goshen, Gerric was the son of Christopher Walker and Vickie (Staker) Kaze. He was a 1995 graduate of Wawasee High School and went on to pursue further education as an occupational therapist.
Professionally, Gerric worked in several fields: he was a semi-professional football player and owned his own cleaning business. He was a professional wrestler for more than 20 years. He wrestled under the names Dexter P. Wyler and BiPolar. He traveled to nearly every state and earned a place in the Hall of Infamy.
More personally, Gerric was kind-hearted, giving and loved to make people smile. He was charitable in his own way and rarely missed an opportunity to help others, even strangers. He was a huge fan of the Detroit Lions and New York Knicks. He loved music of all kinds and was involved in the choir and bands while attending Wawasee High School. More than anything, Gerric loved his six sons; he was very proud of them and looked forward to time spent with them. He especially loved Christmas and other holidays for this — having all his family under one roof.
United in marriage to Elizabeth Schuerman on Sept. 19, 2009, “Liz,” as most know her, survives at home in Cromwell. Also surviving with memories to cherish are six sons, Jon (Tatum) Walker, Bourbon, Aaron Walker, Syracuse, Cody (Emily) Walker, Syracuse, Dillon Walker, Syracuse, C.J. Walker, Cromwell and Ian Walker, Cromwell; two half-brothers, Troy Walker, Colorado and Patrick Kaze, North Webster; two stepsisters, Carly Hatfield, North Webster and Eliza Moseman, Milford; mother, Vickie Kaze, North Webster; father, Christopher (Cindy) Walker, Milford; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Tom (Dorothy) Schuerman, Fort Wayne. Gerric was quite thrilled to have a grandson, Ilo McKinley, who survives at home. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Patricia and Jack Staker and paternal grandparents, Wilber and Mildred Walker.
Titus Funeral Home is entrusted with Gerric’s care with services through Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse. Visitation will be held from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, at the Syracuse location. At 6 p.m., Gerric’s friends and family will lead a small Life Celebration. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7, at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, 6941 E. Waco Drive, Syracuse. Father Jason Frieburger and Father Andrew Nazareth with celebrate the Mass. Burial will follow in North Webster Cemetery’s Mock Addition.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to express their sympathy can consider a memorial gift to One Dog at a Time Rescue, to St. Martin de Porres Church for Masses or to the family to assist with his sons’ educations.