BOSSIER CITY – Lt. Col. Charlie Dean (Doak) Walker, Ret. USMC, age 81, passed away January 31, 2015 surrounded by family after a lengthy battle with cancer. His wishes were to donate his body to science for research. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Bossier City, with Rev. David Dietzel officiating. Family will receive visitors beginning at 3:30 p.m. prior to the memorial service.
Charlie was born July 12, 1933 in Jonesboro, LA to Charles B. and Wilma S. Walker. He was a long time resident of Bossier City. He graduated from Jonesboro High School and Louisiana Tech University. He coached at Bolton High School and then joined the United States Marine Corp Reserves and graduated in the first OCS class. He worked for the Bossier Parish School System for 35 years. After retiring from the military and the Bossier Parish School System, he enjoyed hunting, dancing, traveling, and spending time with family.
Charlie is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Charlene and brother, Doyle. He is survived by his son, Todd Walker and wife Donna; daughter, Karen Walker and Obie Spears; former spouse, Merrill Anne Walker; brother, Ollie Walker and wife Martha; sister, Maxine Black and husband Donald; sister, Janice Foster and husband Bobby Ray; three grandsons, Brayden and Laytin Spears and Jonathan Walker and multiple nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Beverly, Deserae, Tammy, and Sharon for all their loving and great care. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.