"I met Wayne Walker once in Dallas. The Lions were playing the Cowboys in the Cotton Bowl stadium and Dad and Bobbly Lane made arrangements for our families to meet in Dallas for the game and to get Alan Lane and I on the sidelines. Wayne Walker #55 was so nice to us boys in the locker room and to get us set up on the sidelines. He played a great game and after the game he gave me his Detroit Lion wind breaker #55.
Our deepest sympathy - from the Yale Lary family to the Wayne Walker family. I have been sickened by the recent loss of my Father so I can relate when I tell you all how sorry I am that Wayne is not hear to touch and talk to; and how sorry I am you are grieving. As fate may have it, I spoke to Joe Schmidt today. Joe thinks all the old Lions are having a good time together again in Heaven. I hope so. And I pray we will all be with our Fathers again."
"I worked with Wayne for twenty years when he was the preeminent sportscaster in the San Francisco Bay Area. Not a better man to be found. His wit, charm, dedication to his craft and to his contemporaries was unsurpassed. More importantly he was a friend whose relationship I will always remember. I will miss Wayne Walker"
"Wayne's family: my condolences. I might share a couple of treasured memories. We attended 1st grade @ St. Joseph; I remember during recess Wayne used to chase me (for what reason, I can't remember)? And, #2, we played, not only football, but basketball together @ Boise High. Lots of nice high school athletic memories. Ken Peterson"