Albert A. Walker, Jr.
Albert A. Walker, Jr., 78, of Bossier City, LA passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2016 after a lengthy and hard fought battle with cancer. Visitation will be held at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home in Haughton, LA on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January, 28, 2016 at Hill Crest Memorial Park.
He was born in Shreveport, LA in 1937 to Albert A. Walker, Sr. and Tressie Humphrey Walker. Albert graduated from Bossier High School in 1955 and attended Louisiana Tech University. He graduated with a B.S. in Wildlife Management.
Albert married his high school sweetheart, Wanda Sue Powell and went on to serve in the US Air Force for four years after which he worked for Arkla Gas for 23 years in the Right-of-Way Department. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Bossier.
Albert’s interests included fishing, hunting, gardening, arboriculture, and animal-husbandry. He was a very talented wildlife artist for 45 years. He exhibited his art in the Red River Revel and in numerous art shows throughout Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Alabama for 15 years. He was a wonderful dad and papaw and loved spending time with his grandchildren from little league through high school football and crawfishing in the creek behind his home.
Albert was predeceased by his mother, father and brother, Ronnie Walker. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Wanda Walker, sons Roy Walker and Ross Walker, twin daughters Carolyn Walker and Catherine Davis, grandsons Justin Davis and sweetheart Emiley Wedding, Wesley Davis and fiancé Wendy Alderman, all of Bossier City, LA, sister Pat Walker Copeland of Carthage, MS, sister-in-law Judy Felts and husband Don of Orange, TX and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Justin Davis, Wesley Davis, Don Felts, Billy Ray Powell, Gene Kyson and Byron Taylor. Honorary pallbearer is his life-long friend Sammy Weaver of Kilgore, TX.
The family thanks the Willis Knighton doctors and hospice and the staff at Cypress Pointe Nursing Home for their compassionate care.
Hill Crest Memorial