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Cory Glen Walker

05/21/1982 - 03/16/2022
Service Date: 03/26/2022
Service Time: 11:00 am
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - 2701 E. Lehi Rd. Mesa, AZ 85203
Visitation Date: 03/26/2022
Visitation Time: 10:00 am
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - 2701 E. Lehi Rd. Mesa, AZ 85203
Interment: Mountain View Cemetery

“Most will remember this sad day as the day the proudest most noble man they ever knew finally fell. For those that loved him … this is the darkest day they could ever imagine … for this is the day that a Superman died” (Death of Superman, 1992)

Cory Glen Walker (a.k.a. The Boy Wonder, a.k.a The Real Superman), passed away on March 16, 2022. Cory was born on May 21st, 1982 in Henderson Nevada to Daniel David Walker III and Sherry Anne Mitchell. He grew up in Tehachapi, California and attended Tehachapi High School where he first assumed his secret identity of a mild-mannered reporter writing for the school paper and serving as the paper’s editor. He graduated with the class of 2000.

After high school, he flew the world doing good deeds. He spent a year in Utah studying at Brigham Young University and then served a mission to help the people of Norway from 2001 to 2003. Upon returning he met the love of his life and on May 27, 2005 he married Katie Maren McBride (Lois Lane never stood a chance).

He went back to school and studied goodness and ethics and reason, earning a B.A. in Philosophy in 2006 with minors in Logic and Humanities. Along the way, he published a paper, “Work, Worship, and Grace” in The FARMS Review. That same year he overcame a battle with cancer and started his journey towards being a cancer survivor.

He went on to learn the laws of the land; attending law school at the University of Michigan Law School from 2006 until 2009. He waited out the harsh job market of the post 2008 financial crisis in Las Vegas where he served as an Interim Law Clerk for Honorable Lloyd D. George.

He was an associate at Littler Mendelson from 2010 until 2019 when he was made a Shareholder in the firm.

His life changed forever in 2011 with the birth of twin Superboys: Christopher and Camden. From that day on he devoted his life to their protection and training. These boys are his gift to the world to continue his mission of bringing light and happiness to those they encounter wherever they may go.

In 2013 Cory, Katie, and the boys relocated to Arizona for more adventures. He was a leading attorney for a successful case before the Supreme Court in 2014. In 2015, for their 10th anniversary, Cory bought Katie their current home in Mesa: a fortress not of solitude, but of warmth and joy and love.

On April 20, 2020, just as the pandemic was in full swing, Cory branched out and joined Harvest Health and Recreation (now Truelieve) as their Senior Counsel for Labor and Employment.

Cory spent his days serving others. He had a quick wit and a charming sense of humor. When he was with you he was fully present, and you knew he cared. He saved lives both literally and spiritually and has left memories and a legacy that will not be erased. We love you Cory, our Superman, and we will try to follow your example until we can be reunited again!

Cory’s funeral will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 11 AM in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel located at 2701 E Lehi Road, Mesa, AZ 85213. The service will be preceded by a viewing at 10 AM. There is an option to attend virtually via webcast at: ​​http://mywebcast.churchofjesuschrist.org/mesaazhvstake.

Funeral plans are being handled by Bunker’s University Chapel (3529 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85213). Katie’s brothers have organized a GoFundMe fundraiser for Katie, Christopher, and Camden https://gofund.me/549dbc83. There is also a way that you can contribute to a memory book about Cory by writing a memory or adding a photo in Gratbook (https://app.gratbook.com/book/cory-walker-life). Access to the Gratbook will close March 28 for printing.

 

Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.

Condolences

  • Sabrina Butler

    It was a pleasure working with Cory; his presence will be missed as his Spirit lives on…… Prayers to the family!

  • I will always remember corys smile..his kindness, his humor and his incredible personality. Cory was always kind to me and was always there to help when i needed it. I will never forget Cory..a true one of a kind, the type of person that stands out in a room of people. My heart bleeds for Katie, his boys and his family. Until we meet again Cory..

  • My condolences 💐

  • Andrea C Bagneschi

    Working with Cory was an absolute pleasure. He will be missed at Trulieve.

  • Sherry Walker Mitchell

    My son! My son! I await the day when we can be together. I sure do love you, Cory.

  • Amber Lengacher

    My condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you all. Cory was such a positive force to be reckoned with. He will be missed.

  • Roger Grandgenett

    My condolences to the Walker Family. I remember Cory wearing a Superman belt buckle during his job interview with us and thinking, wow, I like this guy already.

  • Becca Proper Larsen

    I love Cory so much! We entered the MTC on the same day September 5, 2001. We shared fun times at BYU as well as high school shenanigans and loads of family home evenings with Trivial Pursuit with his brilliant family. Cory always knew how to make me feel better if I was having a bad day! I know he is in good hands in heaven and will do good there! I love the Walker family more than words can express! I will cherish all of the memories!!! I love you guys so much! My heart goes out to you!!! Love, Becca

  • Many of my memories as a youth were with Cory, whether at church, scouts, or school. His energy was contagious and it was always fun being in a group with him or working with him. A bright light has left the world and my heart breaks for his family. I look forward to seeing him after this life. ‘Til we meet again.

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