Obituary: George W. Walker

walkergeorgeprogramFuneral services with Military Honors for George W. Walker, 80 of Murchison are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, July 20, 2015 at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel
with David Barrett officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Mr. Walker passed away July 15, 2015 in Tyler.

He was born April 5, 1935 in Brownsboro to Gordon Louis and Bessie May Cotton Walker. The family moved to Houston when he was just a boy. On his 18th birthday George joined the Marine Corp. Upon completion of his service he met and married Wanda Lee Weaver. They were married 12 years and had two daughters, Georgia Lee and Susan Kay. After their divorce George gained custody of his two girls. He received a BA degree from University of Houston. In 1971 he met and married Gerry Watson. She also had two daughters making a big and happy family. George started his law enforcement career in Galena Park then transferring to greener pastures across the ship channel to Pasadena. He retired in 1988 from Pasadena Police Department. George built his retirement home in Murchison. He worked for Henderson County Sheriff’s Department retiring in June of 2014 after 51 years in law enforcement.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years Geraldine “Gerry” Walker; daughters Georgia Lee Williams and husband Marty of Corpus Christi, Susan Kay Benefield and husband Steven of Humble, Linda Kay Wood of Texas City and Debra Lynn Ingram and husband Frank of Harwood; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Charles Gunter, Mike Gunter, Steven Benefield, Frank Ingram, Tracy Luckey, Billy Luckey.

Honorary pallbearers will be the deputies of the Henderson County Sheriff’s Department.

Visitation for family and friends will be 3-5 p.m. Sunday, July 19, at the funeral home.

You may leave a message of condolence or light a memorial candle for the family at www.carroll-lehr.com.

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