Thomas "Jim" Walklett, 85, of Wilmington, died peacefully on
Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Jim served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War as a ground radio
operator. He had a long and successful career at DuPont until his
retirement. One of his proudest accomplishments was being a co-founder of
the Brandywine Little League which celebrated its 50th anniversary this
year. Jim was a long time member of the DuPont Country Club where he was an
avid golfer. He was also a member of the DuPont Retiree Bowling League and
the Delaware Veterans Club.
Jim is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Willetta "Billie" Walklett,
his brother Harry Walklett, 5 children and their
spouses, Sharon Kukich (Nicholas), Thomas, Jr.
(Sharon), Terrence, Todd (Denise) and Trent (Michele). He is also survived
by 11 grandchildren, Travis, Trevor, Ashley, Terrence, Jr., Kaci, Karlee, Kassy, Makena, Devyn, Natalie and Liam.
A viewing for friends will be held on Monday, May 9, 2016
from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at CHANDLER FUNERAL HOME, 2506 Concord Pike,
Wilmington, DE 19803. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, May 10,
2016 at 12:00 pm at Chandler Funeral Home followed by a Military Service,
open to all, at 2:00 pm at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465
Chesapeake City Rd, Bear, DE 19701. In lieu of flowers, contributions may
be sent in Jim's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude
Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or by visiting www.stjude.org.
online condolences, please visit
Chandler Funeral Homes and
2506 Concord Pike Wilmington,
Published in The News Journal from May 6 to
May 8, 2016