WORTON — Richard Bernard Walker Jr. of Worton, MD died on July 13, 2021 at Cadia Healthcare in Annapolis.
Ritchie was born in Chestertown, Md. on Oct. 8, 1991, the son of Richard Bernard Walker Sr. and Gwendolyn Towson Walker, both of Worton, Md. He was a graduate of Kent County High School.
He was involved with both KART and the Kent Center, where he participated in the day programs. He enjoyed watching cartoons and action movies, he loved books and especially loved balloons. His favorite color was red.
Ritchie will be remembered for his infectious smile. His best friend was his mother Gwen, and they loved to spend time together reading books and going on their walks. Gwen remembers Ritchie’s spirited attitude as both a child and adult. He loved his red wagon and always wanted to hold the handle, so she would bend her back until it broke to pull him around in it. He also loved his Big Wheel, even when he was too small to reach the pedals. Once again, Gwen would get creative to make Ritchie happy and tied pantyhose to the front of the bike to pull him around while he steered the handle. Everyone who met Ritchie, loved Ritchie.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Florence and Joseph Towson; paternal grandfather Morris E. Walker Jr.; and paternal cousin JaWan Harris.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his paternal grandmother the Rev. Mary Walker of Worton, Md.; his maternal aunt Lisa Towson (Charles) and her children Dashira and Steven Caulk Jr.; paternal aunt Vivian Swinson and her son Lamont; his uncle Morris “Chris” Walker III (Diane) and his family Vaune, Chandra and Christine; uncle Gordon Walker (Robin) and his children Dante and Allie; great-aunts, uncles and numerous cousins; as well as his nurses and caregivers.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 25 at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home in Chestertown, with a visitation two hours prior from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interment will be held privately.