Homer Allen Walkup, III
Jan 03, 1944 – Oct 27, 2013
Allen Walkup (Homer Allen Walkup, III) died of esophageal cancer and its consequences on October 27. Allen was a graduate of Hammond High School in Alexandria, VA. He attended the Naval Academy and later worked for the CIA (retired in 1993). White he had a very serious side, he enjoyed life. He was a long-time resident of Annandale, VA before moving to his home on Lake Anna, VA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley. He is survived by his sons, Douglas Walkup and Michael Walkup (Patricia); their mother, Barbara Walkup (divorced); his grandson Keegan Walkup, his granddaughter, Alix Walkup; his brother, Randolph Walkup (Elizabeth); his sister, Pamela Walkup, his brother-in-law, Chesley Barber; and his companion, Sandra (Missy) McCartney. A Celebration of his life will be held at his home in Lake Anna on Saturday, November 23 at 1:00 p.m.
A Message sent in sympathy, to ease the loss of Allen.
One of the kindest and most generous men I have ever met. He will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate enough to come into contact with him. Al and his infectious smile will be with me always.
Allen was a good Hammond High School friend. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
Very sad to hear, my condolences to the family. He was a great friend and will be missed.
Homer Allen, your were a great friend for a long time. I`ll never forget those days at Lake Anna – camping and water skiing, cooking out and generally having the best time of our lives. I will treasure those memories always and your boys who were so young at that time, growing up to be great men and to be proud of. Wish I could be at the Vienna Inn right now – toasting a beer to your special gift of friendship and love. Until we meet again, my thoughts and memories will remain. My condolences to the family and you will be missed by many.
I met Al at the CIA in the early 70`s. I`ll never forget his El Camino and our agency volleyball team, coached by Carl Schwab, The team was called Lust. We were so young. Al was a great player — just set him up and he would put the ball away. He was unfailingly calm and unassuming. just a quality person. He had great pride in his boys, who were young at the time. Al was the kind of person you don`t forget. I was thinking about him the other day and checked the phone book (remember them?) to see if he was still in Annandale, near where I live. So sorry to hear that he has moved on — the world is a poorer place for his passing.
I knew Al for quite a few years at CIA and worked with him on a significant project. He was a great guy with a good sense of humor who never let hard work ruin his great disposition. He always enjoyed his down time at his place on Walkup Cove in Bumpass, Va. Al, we`ll miss you, but can`t and won`t forget you.
sorry for your loss
I retired with Al in 1993 and will always remember him with a very compassionate disposition and overall good guy. Al, you will surely be missed. My sincere condolences to the family.
With deepest sympathy to Allen`s dear brother and sister, his sons, and to his good friends, all of whom will sorely miss him. You`re in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time.~ Julia Bell
Allen was my first friend – after he moved from Holly St to Davis Ave, we saw less of each other. Then about a year ago, several of the old Holly St gang started getting together. It was such a treat to catch up with him.Allen had an easy going approach to life that seems to have remained unchanged throughout. He was truly a good guy.
My sympathy goes out to Allen`s family. He was a wonderful guy and I will miss him. We first met age six, members, together with Dick McGowan, George Lemeshewsky and Johnny White, of the Holly Street (Alexandria, Va) gang, many adventures in a huge woods behind our houses, later becoming Warwick Village. Friends until Allen moved after elementary school. After a long hiatus, we started getting together again about a year ago and had some good times.
My deepest sympathy to Allen`s family. Allen was a classmate from Hammond, and although we unfortunately didn`t keep in touch, I`m so glad that I did some catching up with him at our 2011 reunion. I know he will be greatly missed, but will live on in the memories of those who loved him.
My oldest Walkup cousin, who I looked up to as a kid (remember him in his Navy uniform back in the `60`s). I am sorry that I did not stay in better touch with him over the years. One tends to assume that we`ll ever be available for some vague but anticipated reunion. Wishes for peace to, and God`s blessings on, his family.