|Birth: ||Jun. 21, 1863|
|Death: ||Feb. 9, 1940|
Deaf Smith County
Son of William & Mary Francis (Ledlow) Walker. Bob was orphaned at a very young age and raised by his Uncle Wesley Walker near Commerce TX. Despite the hardships he faced as a child, he worked hard, was positive, compassionate, loved serving others and was a highly respected servant of God.
Married in 1882 to his loving wife Hugh G. Fitzsimmons. To this union was born three daughters: Leo M. Walker 1894-1925, Mary Lynne Walker Kinard 1896-1988, Neva Aline Walker 1901-1981.
Thursday February 15 1940 The TARRANT COUNTY CITIZEN
Rev. R. A. Walker Dies After Few Hours Illness
Funeral services for Rev. R. A. Walker, superannuated Methodist minister, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Knox Kinard, in Hereford Saturday after an illness of a few hours, were conducted Sunday afternoon at 3:30 with Rev. A. W. Hall, Rev. W. W. Moss, and Rev. W. D. Andrews officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park Monday at 10am.
Rev. Walker was a well-known and beloved figure about Arlington since 1932 when he moved here to make his home, after having rounded out 39 years of itinerant ministry.
He was born in New Boston TX, June 21 1863. Very early in life his parents died and he went to live with a foster-father near Commerce. In his early teens he decided to go west and grow up with the country and he found employment as a ranch hand near Seymour on the Wagner Ranch. Soon after this, having come to know Christ, he felt the call to preach the gospel and enrolled as a student at Granbury College.
Here he served as keeper of the College building, chopping wood and carrying it to the various rooms in the three-story building.
Soon he left the school and entered active ministry. In 1903 Rev. Walker was admitted on trial in the Old Northwest TX Conference and was sent to a small community near Granbury in order to serve his charge and attend school at the same time. Here began that long ministry that was to carry him all over northwest Texas. In 1901 he transferred for a time to the Indian Mission Conference, but returned to this conference in 1904.
He served Italy, Mart, Moody, Fort Worth, Temple, Waco, Blooming Grove, and other churches of Texas.
In 1882 he was united in marriage with Miss Fitzsimmons of Lancaster TX, and to them were born three daughters, two of whom with their mother survive him. They are Mrs. Knox Kinard of Hereford, and Miss Aline Walker, a teacher in the San Angelo school.
Rev. Walker's long and useful life came to a close in his 76th year.
Hugh G Fitzsimmons Walker (1866 - 1940)
Leo Walker (1894 - 1925)*
Mary Lynne Walker Kinard (1896 - 1988)*
Neva Aline Walker (1901 - 1981)*
Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park
Plot: Mt Moriah Section
Maintained by: Chris B
Originally Created by: Deb
Record added: Dec 12, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23366435
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