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May 15, 1932 - February 13, 2021
If you want anything done to suit you, do it yourself; so, I’m writing this obituary- before the event.
My going away party will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 1815 Marshall Street, Shreveport, Louisiana. Officiating the service will be Dr. Scott Teutsch of Trinity Heights Baptist Church. Visitation will be held prior to the service at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will immediately follow the service at Hill Crest Memorial Park, Haughton, Louisiana. Honoring me as pallbearers will be James Brantly, Tony Thomas, Stephen Thomas, John LeGrand, Don Simmons and Norman Dukes.
I was born at a very early age outside Paris (Texas, Tennessee, Ontario, BC, or France-pick one). I am survived by all those world-wide that have not passed yet. Take heart, dear ones, your time will come; just be secure in Jesus Christ.
Family survivors include nieces, Lynn Walker (Alan) of Bossier City, LA, Lisa Brantley (James) of Shreveport, LA; nephews, Joe Paul Fortner (Pam) of Mountain Home, ID and Jack Fortner (Jackie) of Queen Creek, AZ; and my “cross-eyed” puzzle consultant, Jo Ann Quaid of Bossier City, LA.
Predeceasing me are parents, Joel and Nina Walker; brothers, Joel Walker, Jr. (WWII) and Jack Walker (Fran); sisters, Mary Walker Fortner (Bill) and Mozelle Walker Bergman (Frank); and nephews, Larry Fortner and Billy Fortner (Carmen).
Upon graduation from Bossier High School on May 15, 1950, there was no desire or money to attend college. God had other plans. On June 25, 1950, the Korean “Police Action” started. (In a conflict by any name, people die: military and civilian.) My service aboard destroyer S. N. Moore (OD747) provided me with the G.I. Bill. I worked in the CIC (Combat Information Center), radars, plotting boards, voice radio, and lots of confusion.
After the military, a low-paying job provided the motivation, and I began college at age 23. When I arrived at Northwestern State College in Natchitoches, it was no longer Normal; not my fault, they changed the name. Graduate degrees are from Northwestern University Natchitoches and Louisiana Tech University. A college education never hurts anyone if they are willing to learn something after graduation.
In this life, if I accomplished anything worthy of merit, Give God the Glory. Where I have fallen short or failed, may God forgive me.
My life can be summed up by the epitaph on my grave marker, which is already in place: “Salvation is instant but growing a Christian character takes a lifetime.”
My formula for a long life: Don’t die; works every time!