Steve E. Walker

Steven Earl Walker, age 57, of Keller, Texas, passed away on October 25, 2023.

Steve was born on September 26, 1966, to James and Marlene Walker. From a young age Steve would watch airplanes take off and land near his childhood home. That experience led to Steve’s desire to become a pilot. After graduating from Lansing Eastern High School in 1985, Steve went on to pursue a career as a pilot. He became a flight instructor and worked at cargo carriers like Kitty Hawk. Soon after, Steve began his 24-year career with Southwest Airlines. Steve acquired over 30,000 flight hours over his flight career.

Steve and his wife, April, shared a love for Jesus, Lake Michigan, traveling in his Lancair, working out, and remodeling houses. Steve had an infectious smile and never met a stranger. He was kind and generous to everyone he met and immediately thought everyone was “such a good person.”

He was predeceased by his father, James Albert Walker, and brother Jason James Walker.

He is survived by his loving wife, April Marie Walker; 2 children, Ethan and Kaitlin; stepsons, Hayden and Cache; mother, Marlene Walker; brother, Brian (Jill); 2 nieces, Hannah (Brandon) and Faith; 2 nephews, Daniel and Brandon (Vicki); and many more who loved him dearly.

There will be a memorial service held 4:00 p.m., Sunday, November 5, 2023, at the Life Christian Church, 2560 Eaton Rapids Rd., Lansing, MI 48911. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.

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Shawn Leeroy Bain
October 31, 2023 at 9:47 pm

God Bless you Steve. Our time on this earthly plane is limited, I cherish our time.

Mindy Greene O’Neill
November 1, 2023 at 7:14 pm

I’ll always remember being safeties at Valley Farms School! So so many years ago..GOD SPEED MY ‘OLE FRIEND!!

Susan Iverson
November 3, 2023 at 6:01 pm

Steve was such a wonderful father and kind friend!! He will be missed.

His passion for flying made others want to fly!!
He always had a smile on his face and he beamed with joy each time we spent time with him!

God bless Steve & his family.
You are in our prayers.

Frank Gordon
December 8, 2023 at 12:49 pm

Steve was a wonderful colleague and friend. A good man with an amazingly kind and forgiving heart. I had the pleasure and honor to fly with him many times at SWA. You will be sorely missed my friend. May God’s peace and comfort be with Steve and his family.


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