John Alexander Chalker (Rusty)


It is with deepest sorrow and grief to note the sudden death of our beloved John Alexander Chalker (Rusty). He was born in St. Petersburg, Florida on December 29, 1970 and died on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada where he resided.

John graduated from Troy University where he began his professional journey as a computer engineer. He worked for the Walt Disney Company for many years. He was serving as Senior Platform Engineer and Senior Computer and Server Engineer at the time of his death. John won awards and accolades during his tenure at Disney.

John was a loving son. He was a friend and mentor to all who knew him. He had the gift of retaining trivia and world facts and sharing them with others. Earlier in life he played the trumpet, classical guitar, was certified as an open water diver, and obtained his private pilot’s license. He learned to speak Thai and taught English while in Thailand.

John is predeceased by his father, John Oliver Chalker Jr; grandparents Mr. And Mrs. John Oliver Chalker Sr; grandmother Flossie L. Collins; grandfather Miguel A. DeLeon; brother-in-law Dr. Joseph D. Cooke.

He is survived by his mother Naomi L. Chalker; soul father Neil Pashcow; sisters Dr. Florinda E. Rowe (Ray) and Jennifer D. Cooke; aunts Angela D. Myers (Eric) and Georgia West; uncle John F. DeLeon; nephews Dr Aaron Varieur (Leah) and Adam Varieur; cousins Suzanne Humphrey, Miguel Parsons, Laura Weaver (Hal) and Christie DeLeon; great niece Amelia Kate Varieur; great nephews Abram and Creed Varieur. He leaves behind many other relatives and friends.

A special appreciation and blessings go out to friends James Eno, Las Vegas, Nevada and Rick Thomas, Seattle, Washington for their support and assistance during this difficult time.

John was a cherished human being and is now in the loving arms of our God. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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