Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1986

Richard Walker RICHARD DALE WALKER, 53 of Abilene, TX and formerly of Ranger, TX passed away on Oct. 11, 2021, with burial in the Merriman Cemetery. Richard was born in Ranger on Oct. 23, 1967 to Robert James Walker & Gladys Johnston Walker. He graduated from Ranger High School in the Class of 1986. He married Carla Chatham (RHS- 1994) in Nov. of 1992 in Ranger. He was an X-ray Technician/RSO for Precision. Richard enjoyed going on cruises, playing on his tractor, & especially spending time with his grandkids. He was preceded in death by a son, Colt Walker on Jan. 15, 1993. Survivors include his parents, Bob and Gladys Walker; his wife, Carla Walker; 2 sons, Robert Walker and girlfriend Katie Freeman, and Jeremy Walker (RHS-2013); a daughter, Erica Simmons and husband Daniel; 5 sisters, Weslanna Walker Young (RHS-1978), Alice Walker Krantz (RHS-1980), Irene Walker Patterson (RHS-1982) and husband Tony, Susie Walker Sutton (RHS-1988) & husband Jason, and Sarah Walker Sherrill (RHS-1994) and husband John; 5 grandchildren, Jayden, Wyatt, Rhett, Riley, and Cameron; mother-in-law, Selina Reed; 3 brother- in-law's, Buster Chatham and wife Dawn; Junior Boner and wife Jackie; and Greg Tedford and wife Amber; and 2 sister-in-law?s, Brandy Ritchey; Bobby Wilhelm and husband Scotty. FATHER: ROBERT JAMES WALKER was born in Oplin, TX on May 23,1937 to William Oscar Walker & Alice Belle Walker, with burial at Merriam Cemetery near Ranger, TX. He married Gladys Johnston in Dec. of 1958. Robert served in the national guard from 1954-1959. Robert was a family man graced with patience compassion and love. He worked several jobs over his life time from Cotton picker to the Highway Department, a diesel mechanic for Robinson diesel on to driving a bulldozer and heavy equipment for Bob Carroll Construction for many years until his retirement. His favorite job by far was being a husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, oh how he loved his babies. He was a very talented wood worker that could make anything if he had a picture of it. In his last years he started doing diamond paintings and donating them to silent auctions in Eastland County. He was a man of his word and would give whatever he had if someone needed it. He loved fully and unconditionally. If you were a part of his life his circle his family you were always apart of him and he knew you and spoke to you whenever he saw you. He is proceeded in death by his parents, 4 sisters 4 brothers his son Richard Walker and 2 grandsons. He is survived by his wife Gladys Johnston Walker of Cisco, his children Weslanna Young Denton, Alice Krantz of Cisco, Irene Patterson (Tony) of San Angelo, Susie Sutton (Jason) Christoval Tx, Sarah Sherrill (John) of Cisco, bonus daughter Carla Walker of Abilene,15 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.