Osa “Tommy” Walker passed away June 23, 2016 at his home in Alpaugh, California at the age of 67.
Tommy was born July 14, 1948 in Hanford California to Osa and Barbara Walker, he was raised in Corcoran, California. Tommy passed away with his three daughters and loving life mate at his side.
Tommy owned and operated Walkers Welding for 20 plus years in the Corcoran area. He then moved on to the California Department of Corrections as a Maintenance Mechanic and Native American Spiritual Leader at Pleasant Valley State Prison where he retired after 20 years.
Tommy was jokingly known as “The unofficial mayor of Alpaugh”. He had a passion for anything he could make go fast. His ultimate passion was racing cars which he did well for over twenty plus years, in the racing world he was known as the “Reservation Renegade”. He considered Rocky Hill Speedway his home track where he was crowned “King of the Hill” numerous times.
Tommy enjoyed spending time with his three daughters and grandkids doing various activities, showing how much he loved and supported them.
During the past 16 years he shared his life with his loving life mate Linda Penrod. No matter where Tommy went he made friends with someone. He enjoyed hanging out with lifelong and new friends. He was known for sitting around bon fires, telling stories, cracking jokes, while having a few beers.
He will be greatly missed by all who know him and love him.
Tommy is survived by his three daughters, Shonie and husband, Fred Holt, Suzanne and husband, Dustin Hastin, and Becky and husband, Frank Villalobos; grandchildren, Jacob Hubbard, Jason Weatherford, Ashlyn Walker, Taylor Hastin, Gage Hastin, Alana Villalobos, Aiden Villalobos, Justin Weatherford and Dawson Holt; his Loving Life Soul Mate, Linda Penrod; Siblings, Dale Nearn, Billy and Susan Walker, and Glinda and Bob Nichols; also numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Osa and Barbara Walker; brother, Bobby Walker; and sister in-law, Diana Nearn.