Walter Duke
Manager of Maintenance & Grounds

Walter first became involved with Cookson Hills back in the late 1950’s with Lawrence Hallum as his leader. Walter and his wife, Patty, first began serving at Cookson Hills as Houseparents from 1991- 2004. In 2018, Walter rejoined us as the Footprint Project Manager, which means he oversaw the relocation of homes and installation of new infrastructure. In July 2020, Walter became our new Manager of Maintenance and Grounds. Walter holds many licenses from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality including: Water Treatment & Distribution, Water Laboratory, & Wastewater Treatment. Walter and Patty have four adult children: Jason, Chelsea, Taylor, and Corinne. When you cannot find the man in overalls operating heavy machinery, it’s probably because he is spending time with his grandkids, golfing, woodworking, or restoring old cars & trucks.

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