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Richard "Dick" Andrew Walker

July 22, 1944 — June 22, 2017

Richard "Dick" Andrew Walker

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, CT, 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. While in Carrollton he was the owner of Jenson and Walker Landscaping business and served on the City Council for many years.

Survivors include his grandchildren: Marissa E. Walker and Donovan W. Walker (Daisy), great grandchildren: Skylar Walker and Kaison Walker. Other survivors include his cousin (whom he considered a "sister"), Elise "Bunny" Zwart, Douglas Hickson (Yvette); many cousins and family members across the US. 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 over 50 years, "Uncle" Earl Reed; 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, 2017, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, June 26, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church with Bro. Terry Bryan officiating.

Pallbearers will be David Lewis, David Lewis Sr., Tony Nixson, Bradley (Crash) Hauerwas, Dr. Mark McDaniel, Greg Hulsey and Steve Tittle.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Monday and all of Dick's co-workers.

Interment with military honors will follow at Rosemound Cemetery.

Interment service follows church service.


SERVICES
Visitation

Sunday, June 25, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1209 Live Oak Street
Commerce, Texas 75428

Funeral Service

Monday, June 26, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

First United Methodist Church
1709 State Highway 50
Commerce, Texas 75428

Interment Services with Military Honors

Monday, June 26, 2017
2:00 PM

Rosemound Cemetery
501 Pritchard Road
Commerce, Texas 75428

Interment service follows church service.

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Past Services

Visitation

Friday, December 25, 2015

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home

1209 Live Oak St, Commerce, TX 75428

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Funeral Service

Saturday, December 26, 2015

1:00 - 2:00pm (Central time)

First United Methodist Church - Commerce

1709 State Hwy 50, Commerce, TX 75428

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Graveside Service with Military Honors

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Starts at 2:30pm (Central time)

Interment service follows funeral service

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