Leslie “Les” Walker,
age 91, passed peacefully Sunday, February 7, 2021 at his home in Sanford, NC. He was born in Liverpool, England and emigrated to the United States with his wife Louise to work for The Timken Company. They became citizens in 1965. Les was a Deacon, Elder, and Sunday school teacher at Christ Presbyterian Church. He served as a city councilman. He was also a member of both the Kiwanis and Toastmasters clubs. He was passionate about soccer and was a certified referee and instructor. He coached soccer for over 20 years at Canton Central Catholic. He was preceded in death by his son Bruce A. Walker. Les is survived by his loving wife of 61 years of marriage, Louise; sons Andrew and Neil (Elizabeth); daughter Alison (Drew); grandchildren Aleena, Ian, Jessica, Kendyll and Skylar. A private memorial service will be held at Christ Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Camp Wakonda of Christ Presbyterian Church or Canton Central Catholic High School soccer program. Condolences may be left at: www.gordonfuneralhomes.com.
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