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Tributes to 'larger than life' Tewkesbury road accident victim Mark Walker

By The Citizen  |  Posted: May 02, 2014

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The family of Mark Walker, 22, who died in a road accident at Twyning have paid tribute to him.

Mark tragically died following a collision on the A38 at Twyning near Tewkesbury at around 3am on Wednesday April 23.

He leaves behind his mum Tina Walker, dad Chris Walker, sisters Kelly, Michelle and Sue, brother Stephen and nieces Summer, Riley and Morgan.

Mark was born in Bristol, but raised in Tewkesbury. He went to school at Chance Street Church of England Primary School and then Tewkesbury Comprehensive. After school he went on to work at Fixing Point in Cheltenham.

His mum, Tina Walker said “From the day that Mark learned to talk, he talked, from the day that he learned sing, he sang. That was Mark, he was always singing, playing practical jokes on everyone, and ready pick you up if you were down with one of his famous ‘Marky Cuddles’”.

Kelly, Mark’s sister added that Mark loved his family, especially his nieces Riley, Morgan and Summer: “He idolised them and they loved him. He would have done anything for them”.

And Mark’s selflessness extended to friends as well. Tina recalls: “The mum of one of his friends is disabled and one day he saw her going into the supermarket to do her shopping, so he followed her in, helped her with her shopping and drove her home. That sums up what was Mark was like”.

Mark’s six-year-old niece Summer added “he was caring, funny and happy”.

Mark’s dad, Chris said “Tina and I would like to thank officers from Gloucestershire and Avon & Somerset Police for all of their help. Their support and honesty has helped us try and deal with the situation” Chris also extended his thanks to the medical teams at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital where Mark was initially taken and Frenchay Hospital where Mark sadly died: “The doctors and nurses at both hospitals worked so hard to save Mark’s life and we will be forever grateful for their efforts”.

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