November 21, 1963 - May 19, 2022
Once upon a time a country boy met a city girl… Ozzie Walker was born on November 21 (year unimportant) in Savannah, GA. His grandmother took one look at that cute little red curl on the top of his head and christened him “Rooster.” Rooster grew up in the country where he enjoyed working on cars, building swimming pools with his cousin, and cheering on his beloved Atlanta Falcons. He taught himself to play the drums and dabbled with the guitar, but when his music career didn’t take off, he decided that he needed to find a new passion. His search led him to Virginia where he met his city girl. Rooster met Andrea, whom he nicknamed Drea. The two instantly connected even though they came from two totally different worlds. Drea already had two sons that Rooster immediately treated as his own. Rooster taught Drea that there was more to cars than just putting gas in them, how to fish, and that the smoke detector was not an indicator that the food was done. Drea taught him that yes, men need manicures and pedicures, the importance of moisturizing his skin, and that thread count matters. Rooster and Drea had many things in common. Their love of animals led them to create their own little mini zoo that consisted of dogs, cats, birds, squirrels, lizards, and they even started looking in to how to acquire an Alpaca. They both loved to dance even though the good Lord didn’t bless either one of them with any rhythm. This is how they knew they were soul mates and would always dance to their own drum. Rooster loved his sons and taught them about life and how to be good men. He showed them through his actions how to love and care for others. He taught them the importance of working hard and taking care of the family. He was always supportive of them and encouraged them to follow their dreams. Rooster loved to drive, and he became a tractor trailer driver. He finally found a job that he loved, and he was able to share that love with Drea as they were able to travel together. In true Drea fashion, she bedazzled his truck with decorative pillows, plush blankets, a big screen tv, and quality sheets to turn his truck into a luxury home on wheels. This quality time together allowed them to become even closer as a couple. Unfortunately, Rooster became ill and fought long and hard for several years to overcome it. The illness slowly took away his ability to do the things he loved, and to enjoy his life to the fullest. On May 19th, with Drea by his side, Rooster passed away knowing that he was extremely loved and would be greatly missed. He will forever be known for his kind and gentle spirit, words of wisdom, and loving his family. Family and friends will gather on Thursday, May 26th for a Celebration of life from 11:00AM-12:00 PM to honor him. The celebration will be at Pierce Funeral Home, 9609 Center St., Manassas, VA 20110. The family would like to express sincere appreciation to each of you for your prayers and expressions of sympathy during this life changing event. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in loving memory to Rooster’s youngest son's college fund. Please email [email protected] if you would like to pledge support.
Once upon a time a country boy met a city girl… Ozzie Walker was born on November 21 (year unimportant) in Savannah, GA. His grandmother took one look at that cute little red curl on the top of his head and christened him “Rooster.” Rooster... View Obituary & Service Information
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