NORMAN — A service to celebrate the life of musician and Norman native Carl Brett Walker is planned Friday in Norman.
Walker, 51, died July 8 at his home in Draper, Utah.
The celebration of his life will be at 1 p.m. Friday at McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church, 419 S University Blvd. Anyone who wishes to remember Walker is invited to attend.
Walker is survived by his widow, Sheron Hope Walker, and his three children, Sarah, Sam and Emma. He graduated from Norman High School and attended the University of Oklahoma. He started his first band with high school friends in the basement of his home in Norman.
In the 1980s, Walker joined a local band, Osage. Later in life he rejoined musicians in Osage to play in Norman, and he featured members of the band as contributing artists on his recordings, including two songs on his upcoming release, “Straight Jacket Vacation.”
Brett's journey led him to Southern California at age 21, where he worked as a singer-songwriter. His greatest commercial success was co-writing the song “Waiting for Love” for the band Alias in 1991. His music was featured on more than 300 network television shows.
He also founded an electronics company and owned two music publishing companies.
An education fund has been established for his children. For more information about donating to the account, call bank employee Kate Clifford at (801) 816-9052
Walker's former bandmates will perform at Bedlam Barbeque on Aug. 24.
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