Walker Bethune Obituary – Death, Walker Bethune Cause Of Death

 Walker Bethune Death – Obituary,  Walker Bethune Cause Of Death

Walker Bethune  age 17 was struck  by lightning on July 17 while on vacation in Florida. Bethune later died  on Wednesday July 29, 2021. Bethune struck while walking on a Marco Island beach, he was known to be an amazing person he will be dearly by his family and friends.

” Bethune Family: An Update from Logan Bowlds. Stratford Family,
While most of you are aware by now, it is with the heaviest of hearts that I confirm the passing of rising senior, Walker Bethune. Walker was vacationing with his family in Florida nearly two weeks ago when he was tragically struck by lightning. Since then, he had been fighting for his life in a Miami hospital until succumbing to his injuries yesterday afternoon. According to the update on his CaringBridge account, Walker passed peacefully while listening to one of his favorite Allman Brothers songs, appropriately titled “Soulshine.”

Stratford Academy would like to offer it’s counseling services to students and their families who are grieving during this time. Our school counselors, Alex Minor and Gena Chalfa, will be available on Friday, July 30, from 3:00 PM-5:00 PM and Monday, August 2, from 3:00 PM-5:00 PM in the Prentice Robinson Cafeteria for any student or family who needs time to talk or simply fellowship with other families who are hurting. There will also be an opportunity for students and their families to write notes of love and support on cards that will be given to the Bethune family when they return to Macon.

Beloved by students and teachers alike, Walker was a friend to all and had been elected by his peers as the incoming student body president. His kindness, compassion, and wisdom led many to describe him as an “old soul with a youthful spirit.” He never met an enemy, and if he ever did, he would use his charm and charisma to win over their hearts. He ran track and cross country and was an instrumental teammate in their area and state successes over the last few years.

Walker had been a member of the school clay target shooting team since middle school and was the founder of the popular Cornhole Club, an activity he loved so much. He was an honor student and key team member of Stratford’s design program, including working on a prosthetic hand project which won second place in an international design and innovation competition last school year.

Walker was currently in the middle of a pressure washing job on the school’s campus which is why our walkways and concrete are gleaming. Just a week prior to his accident, he was in my office discussing the pressure washing job, his upcoming vacation, and his plans for senior year. While our meeting was brief, I will treasure those precious moments with Walker forever.

Walker’s passing leaves an indelible mark on our school community. While he may have finished his race here on Earth, we know that Walker is no longer in pain and is finally resting in the arms of God. During this unimaginable time, I ask that you continue to pray in the days, weeks, and months to come for his parents, David and Stacy, along with his younger brother, rising eighth-grade student, Alex.

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “It is not length of life, but depth of life.” Even in Walker’s short time on this Earth, he lived a deep life. As such, I hope Walker’s death encourages us all to live as deeply as Walker did.
I love each of you and remain so thankful for our Stratford family.
Logan Bowlds
Head of School”

Tributes And Condolences

Tributes and condolences are being shared across social media timelines over the passing of Bethune . It is with a deep sense of loss that friends and families mourn their beloved one who has died unexpectedly.

It is in the spirit of this mourning that we extend our condolences to the family of Bethune and everyone affected by the passing.


 Walker Bethune Obituary

The family’s privacy must be observed at this difficult time. This publication is a piece of noteworthy information only and does not serve as an obituary announcement for Bethune. The obituary would be officially released by the family.  Details of the deceased burials, funeral, and other related ceremonies would rightfully be published by the family of the deceased in their chosen online platform.

 Walker Bethune In Lieu Of Flowers

In lieu of flowers, the information would be given by the Bethune family. If you have any important suggestions on this, kindly contact this website admin via E-mail, [email protected]