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Dayton man with winning ways dies weeks after driving for Robert Redford movie

Weeks after driving his vintage El Camino as an extra in the Robert Redford movie filmed in downtown Dayton, a local man with winning ways and a great, big smile died in what his sister called the second best way imaginable. 

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Janene Garey said her big brother Scott Walker died seconds after suffering a massive heart attack at his Dayton home on Memorial Day. 

“It was great day for him. He (had been) riding his motorcycle with his friends. They were ready to cook out. He said ‘I have to sit down.’ He passed out,” Garey said. “Aside from going to sleep and not waking up, what a great way to go. He was out having fun with his friends.”

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This news organization featured the charismatic, retired Dayton street maintenance worker in two recent articles. 

Walker, a part-time Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum security guard, played the “Live with Kelly” trivia contest a whopping six times in the past 11 years.

Scott Walker worked May 1 as an extra to drive a car in downtown Dayton during the filming of the ‘Old Man and the Gun,’ starring Academy award winners Robert Redford and Casey Affleck. Amelia Robinson photo (Staff Writer)

His last victory came on March 14, when he won a seven-night, six-day trip to the all-inclusive Buccaneer resort in St Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands valued at $9,500. 

Walker won a trip to St. Lucia on “Live!” last year, and went on that trip alone in January after his companion could not make the trip. He said he made friends and had a great time.

Walker and his now-late wife Connie went on an earlier trip he won to the Bahamas.

He was also a frequent K99.1FM contest winner. Like this news organization, K99.1FM is a Cox Media Group Company. 

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The 54-year-old was stoked to be an extra in “The Old Man and the Gun,” starring RedfordCasey AffleckDanny GloverSissy Spacek and Tom Waits.

Scott Walker and his late wife Connie took a trip to the Bamahas in 2013 that he won on Live! with Kelly. (Photo: Scott Walker.) (Photo: Scott Walker.)

“It was neat. We probably did 50 takes yesterday, creating a traffic flow,” he told reporter Amy Rollins. “I’m hoping for a close-up.”

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Garey said family members are making funeral arrangements for her brother. Details will be posted on his Facebook page. 

Garey said her brother was incredibly kind and had a great laugh. 

“He had a heart of gold,” she said. “If it was his last 50 cents and it was your birthday, he would spend it on you.”

Walker’s survivors include his parents, Jamie Schaver and Ralph Walker; brothers Michael and Todd Walker and daughter Kristy Moffett.   

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Scott Walker and his late wife Connie took a trip to the Bamahas in 2013 that he won on Live! with Kelly. (Photo: Scott Walker.) (Photo: Scott Walker.)
Dayton resident Scott Walker took a trip he won to St. Lucia on Live! with Kelly in January. (Photo: Scott Walker) (Photo: Scott Walker)

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