Frank L. Walker Sr, was born July 28, 1920, in Grapeland, Texas, to the union of Jordan and Emma Novella Johnson Walker. He was the youngest of seven children. He joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church at an early age. In March 1943 he married Flossie Mae Walker (both had the same last name) and God blessed them with six children.
In 1956 Frank and Flossie moved to Galveston, Texas and united with West Point Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend J. F. Sargent. Frank went to work at Grain Elevator B until the elevator closed. He did many odd jobs, mechanic, carpenter, and yard work until he broke his hip and became disabled.
Frank lived in the Holland House Retirement Center and loved to cook for his many friends and neighbors. He loved his grandchildren dearly, as well as, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Isom, Jeff, Ambrose and Charlie; son-in-law; Leon Joubert; sister Elnora and granddaughter, Vanessa Walker.
Frank (F. L.) leaves to cherish his memory one daughter, Betty Walker Joubert, LaMarque; five sons, Charles Walker (Dorothy) LaMarque; Frank Walker Jr., San Francisco, California; James ("Bruizer") Walker (Linda); Eugene Walker (Irene) and Edward G. Walker (Galveston) ; twelve grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; brother Rogers Walker of Grapeland, Texas; one sister, Ersla Allen of Oakland, California, many nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 1, 2008, at Wynn Funeral Home.
There will be no wake.
The funeral service will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2008 at Rising Star Baptist Church. The Reverend D. N. Benford will officiate.
Burial will follow at Rising Star Cemetery,
Flowers, cards, memorials or all other expression of sympathy may be sent to Wynn Funeral Home, 602-32nd Street, Galveston, Texas, 409/621-1677.