Bakersfield, CA - Bakersfield College Athletics is saddened to share the passing of former swimming and football student athlete Herb Walker this last week. He was 87.
Herb attended Bakersfield College after serving in the U.S. Navy and competed for the Renegades in swimming and football when the college was still located on the grounds of Bakersfield High School.
While Herb left Bakersfield a few times he always came back and was always invested in the community. His community involvement extended to active participation in the Fox Theatre Restoration, the Downtown Business Association, and the inaugural Garces Gala. Herb's service and love for Bakersfield culminated in his being honored in 2008 as the East Side Sons of St. Patrick Leprechaun of the Year and in 2009 the National Herb Walker Day by the City of Bakersfield.
Herb is survived by his daughter Nancy Walker and son-in-law Michael Roberts of Pasadena, his daughter Tracy Kiser and son-in-law Brian Kiser of Bakersfield. To read the obituary posted in the Bakersfield Californian click this link.
Our thoughts and sincere condolences are with the family and friends of Herb at this time.