Leon Walker, Jr., 64, departed this life on Thursday, December 31, 2009, at UTMB Hospital.
Leon was born on February 6, 1945, in Galveston, TX, to Leon, Sr. and Eddie Lee Burnside Walker. He attended public school in Galveston and was formerly employed with Schreiber Miller Furniture and Texas Fiberglass Co. for many years. He later became employed with the GISD Security Dept. and retired as a captain after 20 years of dedicated service. Known as a great speaker, he encouraged a lot of kids dealing with their problems and always told them to do right and stay in school. He also enjoyed watching his sport.
Treasured memories of Leon's life will live on with his loving and devoted wife of 47 years, Roberta McGowan Walker; daughters, Tonja Robinson (Frank) and Brandy "Nikki" Smith; sons, Darrell Walker, Devron Walker, Donnie Walker (Jackie)and Donald Walker (Genoise); 21 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Faye Deshe', Alice Marie McCowan; sister in law, JoAnn Thompson (Rodney); brothers in law, James McGowan (Janette) and M.J. Spencer; host of nieces nephews other relatives and friends.
The family would truly like to thank Dr. Willis and UTMB nursing staff for their care.
Visitation will be held on today, January 7th from 4-8 PM. A life celebration service will be held on Friday January 8, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. N.D. Burkley, Sr. officiating. Both service will be held at Fields-Johnson Family Mortuary (3828 Ave. O). Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Galveston.