Richard "Dick"-"Yank"-"Pops" Walker, 72, our Country Undertaker and owner of Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home, left us Thursday morning, June 22, 2017. He has gone fishing with Pee-Wee.
Dick was born in Stamford, Conn., on July 22, 1944, to Helen Petersen and Jack Bolt Walker. Dick attended East Texas State University, the University of Minnesota Department of Mortuary Science and Dallas Funeral Institute. He served in the U.S. Army. He was an avid sailor, he loved going to the lake in his boat; and he enjoyed various cruises and casinos. Dick was also a member of the Commerce Lions Club and the American Legion Post 1, Commerce. Prior to coming to Commerce Dick learned the funeral business at Rhoton Funeral Home in Carrollton, where he also served on the City Council for many years. He was also the owner of Jenson and Walker Landscaping.
Survivors include his grandchildren, Marissa E. Walker and Donovan W. Walker (Daisy); great-grandchildren Skylar Walker and Kaison Walker; cousin (whom he considered a "sister"), Elise "Bunny" Zwart, Douglas Hickson (Yvette); many cousins and family members across the U.S. His extended family, Daniel, Zach, Marcy Barnett and Keenan and Nakeia Norris, that he considered his grandchildren, W.C. "Bill" Roberts, his attorney and close friend of 50-plus years and his Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home family
He was preceded in death by his son, Michael E. "Pee Wee" Walker; his parents; and his "Nan," Annie Boldt Rivers.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be conducted Monday, June 26, at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church with Bro. Terry Bryan officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Rosemound Cemetery.
Published on June 23, 2017