In Memorial: Doctor David Homer Walker
WVDA is saddened to inform the dental community of the passing earlier today
of Doctor David Homer Walker, 71, of Dunbar, following an extended illness.
A Past President and Life Member of WVDA, he received his B.S. degree from
Marshall University, before graduating from the WVU School of Dentistry in 1971.
He then spent three years in the United States Public Health Service as a staff
dentist on the Zuni Indian Reservation in New Mexico. He also served at the
United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, Long Island, NY, and
the USPHA Dental Manpower Development Center in Louisville, KY.
After public health service, Doctor Walker served on the faculty with the WVU
School of Dentistry in Morgantown and Charleston. He was appointed Dental
Director for the State of West Virginia.
Active in dentistry for 36 years, he was President of the Kanawha Valley Dental
Society and represented his component on the WVDA Executive Council. He
was also President of the WV Academy of General Dentistry and a member of
the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society. He was a Fellow in the
American College of Dentistry and International College of Dentistry.
Devoted to improving oral health Doctor Walker volunteered his services at
West Virginia Health Right in Charleston for several years, and participated in
several “Give Kids A Smile” campaigns throughout the years in the Kanawha
He is survived by his wife, Becky S. Walker, and three children, Jennifer, Andy
Keller Funeral Home, 1236 Myers Avenue, Dunbar, WV 25064 is in charge of
services. Telephone: 304-768-1217.