Graveside services for Billy Ray Walker, 83, of Roswell, will be held Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at 11 a.m. at South Park Cemetery, with Doug Austin officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the family present to accept condolences from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home. Billy passed away on Jan. 18, 2011, after a two and a half year battle with cancer.
Billy was born Aug. 14, 1927, to Charley Garret Walker and Esther Hale Walker in Midland, Texas. He married Wanda Carter on July 17, 1947, in Roswell. He retired with Atmos Gas Company after 32 years of dedicated employment. He loved to talk and tell his stories and he never met a stranger. He played a mean game of solitaire, and loved to read and watch Westerns. He enjoyed fishing and watching cartoons with the kids. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 63 years, Wanda Walker; his children: Lucille Teeter and husband Eugene, of San Antonio, Jimmy Walker, of Lamesa, Texas, and Terry Walker, of Lamesa, Texas; three grandchildren: Brad Teeter, of Austin, Texas, Courtney Teeter, and Laurel Lee, of San Antonio; a great-granddaughter, Daria Lee, of San Antonio; a sister, Geraldine Jones, of Lamesa, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews, and close friends.
Billy was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: Ortis Walker, Wallace Walker and Delton Walker; and a sister, Charlene Jones. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register book at andersonbethany.com Services are under the direction of Anderson- Bethany Funeral Home & Crematory.