Walker Grant, 80, was a Killington ‘institution’

Walker Grant (Preston Walker Grant, Jr.), a resident of Killington for nearly 40 years, died March 19, 2018, in Port Charlotte, Fla., where his winter home was.

At his request, no service was held. He donated his body for medical research.

Mr. Grant was 80 years old, born in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 21, 1938 to Preston Walker Grant, Sr. and Constance Ridgway Grant.

Walker graduated from Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, in 1960 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to that, he graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in Bethesda, Md.

He served five years of active duty in the US Coast Guard Reserve, retiring as a lieutenant commander at the end of 1966. From 1967 to 1970, he worked for several companies, including Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. in California. For the next 11 years, he worked for Turner Construction Co. of New York as a Project Engineer and Project Superintendent, retiring in 1981. Thereafter, Walker ran several different ski houses in Killington, where he became something of an institution.

In addition to being a dedicated skier, he was an avid boater. He took trips up and down the Inland Waterway, around the Caribbean, and around the Chesapeake Bay, among others. In recent years, after he “retired” from skiing, he became a “snowbird” and spent his winters in Florida, first in Port Richie on the east coast and then in Port Charlotte on the west coast.

He leaves one sister, Lynn Grant Adams, of Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia.

Condolences may be sent to Lynn Grant Adams, 180 Timberline Drive, Killington, VT 05751-9667.

For more information, please contact Lynn Adams at 240-285-3763 or

2 comments on “Walker Grant, 80, was a Killington ‘institution’

  1. It is not mentioned how much Walker loved to play golf and that he was a regular fixture at Green Mountain national’s Twilight League on Thursday nights in the summer. He was such a nice gentleman and will be fondly remembered by all of his “golf buddies” in Killington.

    1. Walker was a great guy, i’ve Known him from the early days at Killington, back in the early 70’s. What I have not read, is he was instrumental in forming a group (it was a summer thing) called the Black Sox’s Brigade. Just a fun thing, also, he loved his Volvo and Toyota FJ searies.

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