PROSPECT — Nelson Wilfred Walker Jr., 64, passed away at his home in Prospect on Aug. 2, 2021. He was born in Belfast March 19, 1957, to the late Nelson and Joan Walker of Searsport.

Nelson is survived by his wife Annette Walker; stepsons Peter Patten and Ian Patten; sisters Laurie Walker Curtis of Prospect and Dianne Walker of Oceanside, Calif.; and brothers Mark Walker of Searsport, David Walker of Delmar, Md., and Mike Lloyd of Searsport.

When Nelson was in high school, he began working the ships at Sprague and continued with the company for over 40 years until his retirement.

Nelson could usually be found outside in nature, taking full advantage of the seasonal activities from the gathering of fiddleheads in the spring to blueberries in the fall. He enjoyed clamming, lobstering, fishing and hunting. He especially looked forward to November’s hunting camp, an annual ritual shared with good friends. Nelson loved Sears Island; it was his special place.

Friends and family will remember him for his over-the-top summer cookouts, as well as his quiet nature and humorous spirit.

At Nelson’s request, there will be no services.