Wilburn "Willie" S. Walker
- January 26, 1928 - November 28, 2012
- Lufkin, Texas
of Wilburn's Passing
Fielder Cemetery C/O Dennis Vansau
9472 FM 326
Lufkin, TX 75901
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“Ollie and Family........I am sorry to hear of Willies passing. It has been many years since I have seen any of you, but our time together in...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Ondrea Fournier (Standifird)
“Very saddened to hear of Mr. Willie's passing. He was a fine man & I have so many fond memories of all you, especially our time in Alabama. Yellow...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Becky Temple - Sulphur, LA
“Willie thank you for teaching me how to drive. Thank you for being a good son to your parents and being a good brother to me. Thank you most of all...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Dorthy Walker Hanovice - Houston , TX
“Ollie and Family ,
My thoughts and prayers are with you . I love you all .
4 of 7 | Posted by: Betty Walker - Columbus Grove, OH
“It wasn't easy to hear that Uncle Willie had passed away. Even though I don't really know my Walker family. I suppose it's in part because my daddy,...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Angela (Young) Jones & Family - TX
“Uncle Willie will never be forgotten. My heart goes out to all of you. I feel honored that my only child shares Uncle Willie's birthday. He...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Shana Walker Knerr - Lima, OH
“Ollie and family,
Am so sorry to hear about your loss. Will remember you and family in our prayers
Kathey & Gerald.
7 of 7 | Posted by: Gerald & Kathey (Brown) Neal - TX
Graveside service with military honors for Wilburn "Willie" S. Walker, 84, of Lufkin were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 1, 2012 in the Fielder Cemetery. Willie was born January 26, 1928 in Huntington to the late Ada (Martin) and Elmo Walker and passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at his residence after attaining the age of 84 years, 10 months, and 2 days.
Willie served his country in the United States Navy during World War II aboard the ocean going tug Pawnee (AFT 74). He worked in the Lufkin area for about 20 years as an auto mechanic and went on to become a welder and retired from Brown & Root in the late eighty's. In retirement, Willie enjoyed gardening and absolutely loved going fishing with friends and was always ready to go.
His survivors include:
His wife of 63 years Ollie Walker of Lufkin;
Sons: Gaylon Walker and wife, Roberta of Buna, TX
Fred (Kent) Walker of Lufkin
Grandchildren: Jordan Walker of Buna, TX,
Shelly Walker Reynolds and husband, Ryan of Lufkin;
Lindsey Walker McArthur and husband, Joe of Lufkin;
Great granddaughters: Kaylee, Kaydon, and Kelsey McArthur;
Brother: Robert W. Walker and his wife, Nell;
3 sisters: Dorothy Handvice and husband, Charles, Vicki Weaver and Linda Walker;
A number of nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law and husband, Marrice and Fannie Bell Vest
2 brothers Hulon and Ray Walker; 2 sisters, Margie Stringer and Wanda Pitts.
Visitation was from 6-8 pm Friday, November 30, 2012 in the Bald Hill Church of Christ.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fielder Cemetery, C/O Dennis Vansau, 9472 FM 326, Lufkin, TX 75901.
Snead Linton Funeral Home, directors.