AUGUSTA - Walker D. Cooper, 73, of Augusta died Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta. \r\r\n\r\r\nHe was born Aug. 22, 1930, in Augusta, the son of Delmont L. and Myrtle (Walker) Cooper. He grew up in Brunswick and graduated from Maine Central Institute. \r\r\n\r\r\nWalker joined the Air Force and served from 1951 to 1955 during the Korean War. He was stationed at Taegu Air Force Base. When he returned to the United States, he met his wife, Laurie, and they were married in 1954. \r\r\n\r\r\nMr. Cooper was employed as a manager at Central Maine Power Co. for 36 years. He volunteered for the Boy Scouts, church, school and sporting events. He was an avid golfer and was the club champion at several courses around Maine. He was also a great basketball and lacrosse fan. \r\r\n\r\r\nWalker is survived by his wife of 50 years, Laurie Cooper; four sons, Mike Cooper and his wife, Lynn, of Carmel, Bruce Cooper and his wife, Maureen, of Chelsea, Kirk Cooper and his wife, Michelle, of Augusta, and Gregg Cooper and his wife, Lee, of Manlius, N.Y.; and his grandchildren, Shawn, Erica, Kaylee, Cassandra, Cameron, Ryan, Wade, Jake, Max, Quinn, Walker and Mandy Cooper. \r\r\n\r\r\nA graveside service will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the new Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road in Augusta. \r\r\n\r\r\nFor those who wish, memorial donations may be made in Walker's name to Capital Area Recreation Association, 11 Cider Court, Augusta 04330.