Mr. R. Brandon Walker
Mr. R. Brandon Walker
Let us remember with thanksgiving the life of Robert Brandon Walker, 38, who passed away at his home in San Clemente, CA on May 17, 2021. Brandon is the son of Rev. Robert and Donna Walker, Darien, CT. His identical twin brother, Matthew, predeceased him on April 13 and Brandon was deeply distressed about this great loss.
Brandon was born on March 20, 1983 in Dallas, Texas. In 1984 the Walker family moved to Darien, CT. He graduated from Darien High School in 2001 and in 2005 earned a BA in Professional and Technical Writing from the University of Hartford. Brandon loved computer programming and dubbed himself “The Webmaster”. While at Hartford he developed a program to enable blind students to navigate the university’s website.
After graduating from the University of Hartford, Brandon worked for FactSet Inc., a financial data company based in Norwalk, CT. He moved to Southern California in 2010 and worked for Ocean Hills Recovery Inc. in San Juan Capistrano, CA. He was grateful for his 10+ years of sobriety. In 2017 he helped his brother start 2Brosandatruck LLC, a moving company based in East Haven, CT. Brandon developed the website and online marketing for the company. Two years ago he founded Local SEO Surge, a company specializing in website design and search engine optimization. Clients included restaurants, vacation rental companies, rehab facilities and moving companies.
Brandon loved being outdoors – especially hiking and walking the beautiful beaches of Southern California. Crystal Cove beach was his favorite. He had a big smile, a dry sense of humor and a huge heart. In March 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic, he created a GoFundMe page for grocery store workers in San Clemente. Intense workouts at the gym were part of his daily routine. When the gym closed due to COVID, he developed “driveway workouts” and posted videos on Instagram to encourage others to keep fit. His Christian faith and church were vitally important to him.
In addition to his parents, Brandon is survived by his grandmothers: Eileen P. Walker, Tulsa, OK and Evelyn S. Henry, Atlanta, GA; his aunts and uncles: Rev. Patricia Walker, Tulsa OK; Margaret and Brian Allen, Roanoke, VA; and Millie and Jim Downs, Millidgeville, GA. He also has many loving first and second cousins. In addition to his brother, his grandfathers, Robert L Walker and Robert E. Henry, his uncle Robert E Henry, Jr and aunt Helen E. Spence predeceased him.
A celebration of Brandon’s life and faith will be held at Spring Grove Cemetery, Darien, CT at 11:00am on Saturday, June 5, 2021. The service will be live streamed on the United Methodist Church of New Canaan’s Facebook page.
A West Coast celebration of Brandon’s life and faith will also be held on Saturday, June 5 at 3:00pm (PDT) at Doheny State Beach, Dana Point, CA.