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Visitation

Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home
Friday December 25th, 2015
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Funeral Service

First United Methodist Church - Commerce
Saturday December 26th, 2015
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Graveside Service with Military Honors

Rosemound Cemetery
Saturday December 26th, 2015
2:30pm

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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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Guestbook

The world has lost a truly wonderful man , but heaven gained an angel. I met Dick Walker when my husband passed 4 years ago this month. He made it bearable for me when we had to plan his service .He also did my sister in law a year later. He told me that he wanted everyone to laugh and be happy at his visitation when he went home. I am beside myself that I did not know about his going home. I know he is up there rejoicing with his son and family ! Pee Wee was one we talked about a lot and I know they are catching up on everything !! God will continue to bless those left behind. Gods richest blessings for all of you.

Norma Sep 17 2017 12:00 AM

To the Family Of Richard "Dickie" Walker, I lived across the street on Ursula Pl. in Stamford, Ct from Dickie and his lovely mother. Long and Lanky, he always talked about TX. We played in the band together at Rogers Junior High School. Many hours we spent hanging out in the woods behind his house. I always knew he would be successful in life, he had that certain drive about him and wanted to be a leader. RIP old friend, you will not be forgotten.

Ellis L Crawford Jr Jul 4 2017 12:00 AM

We're so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and condolences to the family.

Alma Tumey and Lillie Tumey Rundles Jun 26 2017 12:00 AM

I'm so thankful that I had a chance to see Dick a few weeks ago at my father's viewing and to thank him for the countless years of friendship and partnership in serving alongside one another that he shared with my Dad (Rev. Roy Lee Dittmar). I appreciate what Dick and the entire funeral home crew meant to our family. Prayers go out to friends, family, Jones-Walker crew, and so many others who were blessed by Dick Walker.

Ralonda Dittmar Jun 25 2017 12:00 AM

Dick was such a good friend to my parents and our whole family. He was there when we lost Mom over 10 years ago, and for Dad three weeks ago. I'm so glad I got to see him then. Our thoughts and prayers to the whole family. Dick will be missed and the whole family should be proud for all he did for the community. Rodney and Renee Dittmar and family.

Rodney and Renee Dittmar Jun 25 2017 12:00 AM

we are going to miss dick he was so nice and do lots of jokes and like a family we going to miss miss now pew pee take him home with me to god

sue and schelly porter Jun 25 2017 12:00 AM

Extending deep heartfelt sympathy to the family

Joyce Murray Jun 24 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Friends, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Although we were competitors during our time in Commerce, we were always friendly and respectful to each other. We know that Commerce will surely miss him as well as his many friends in the funeral business!

Herschel LyBrand Jun 24 2017 12:00 AM

Yank was a great man and will be missed very much. He has helped me and so many families and friends to mention. He had a great sense of humor and was very fun to be around. Prayers go out to his family. God Bless everyone

Mark and Holly Morris Jun 24 2017 12:00 AM

We are very saddened to hear about Dick passing and send our deepest sympathy to his grandchildren and staff. I don't know how our family would have made it through some very difficult times without him he will be truly missed.

Mingo & Joyce Garza Jun 24 2017 12:00 AM

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