Services for Dr. Raymond "Ray" Walker Sr., of Dallas, a Questioned Document Examiner and Handwriting Expert who was often called upon as an expert trial witness, were held May 21, 1994, at 7 p.m. Saturday at Hughes Funeral Home North Chapel in Dallas.
Dr. Walker died of a heart attack Tuesday at Medical City Dallas Hospital. He was 65.
Ray Walker served his country while he was a young man as a photographer in the United States Navy, World War II..
Ray Walker, a native of Dalhart, Texas, was considered a pioneer in the use of Questioned Document Examination in the Court Room, and Handwriting Analysis in class room setting. His expertise also was often used in the courtroom and he was often accompanied by his only apprentice of 5 years, Charles T. Baggett, said his son Raymond Walker Jr. of Bakersfield, California.
The title of "Dr." was given to Ray Walker when he was awarded an Honorary Degree in Metaphysics, (the study of Religion). He was addressed that way with respect by his closest friends and the many handwriting analysis students he once had.
Dr. Walker had a Dallas practice and operated a Handwriting Analysis training facility near the Collin County town of Princeton.
On August 31, 1993 the American Board of Forensic Handwriting Analysts, Inc., the Board of Regents certified that Ray Walker was Board Certified in Forensic Document Examination.
On February 1, 1994 He was awarded with the designation "Fellow of the Board", by the American Board of Forensic Examiners.
In a letter dated February 14, 1994, Mr. Ronald H. Rice, Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the American Board of Forensic Examiners wrote Ray Walker notifying him of his appointment as a Co-Chairman of the ABFE, Ethics Committee.
Dr. Walker also published many books and articles related to Handwriting Analysis and Forensic Document Examination.
Dr. Ray Walker was highly regarded by the courts and law enforcement.
Other survivors include a daughter, Rebecca M. Walker of Canyon; his mother, Rebecca Walker of Dalhart; his son, Raymond Walker, Jr. of Bakersfield, Ca.; a brother, Grover A. Walker of Las Vegas; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to the Raymond Walker Memorial Scholarship Fund, Hughes Funeral Home, 9700 Webb Chapel Road, Dallas, Texas 75220.
Note: It has been found that several Questioned Document Examiner 'imposters' have falsely claimed to have studied under and/or were certified to be experts by Dr. Ray Walker. They have stolen his books and reproduced them for the purpose of 'resale' to their alleged students.
One even falsely claimed to have, "Studied by his feet when he was only 14". His father also made this false claim and the two have duped many out of their money when they opened their own phony online questioned document school and handwriting analysis school. This phony school has since been shut down, possibly by someone that's really big, like the government.
One of the most important things you impressed upon my mind was that 'The Truth never changes, no matter how many lies are told after the fact' .... You asked me to promise I would never waiver from the truth and the ethics you had given me, when going before a court to represent a client & I 'Promised'..... You would have been very happy to know that my qualifications were accepted when I once appeared before the Louisiana State Bar Association (Attorney Diciplinary Committee where I proved that my client was innocent)...
Ray and I often watched the sunsets that we saw reflected on the water from the lake across the street from the front porch. Little did we know that it was preparing me to be a "keeper of the light" that your mother later told me about. I believed that was a 'spritual light'... Charles
Vern A Walker (1905 - 1983)
Rebecca Magnolia Garrison Walker (1904 - 2002)
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered over an area of Lake Lavon, by his apprentice Charles T. Baggett and his son Raymond Walker, Jr.
Maintained by: Charles T. Baggett
Originally Created by: Carolyn Mackey-Byrum
Record added: Mar 01, 2010
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