Willie Walker

Dec 10, 1941 – Sep 14, 2014

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Willie Walker

Sunrise: December 10, 1941            Sunset: September 14, 2014

 

Willie Walker was welcomed into this world on December 10, 1941 by proud parents Versie Walker and Mabel Cosey in Hollandale, Mississippi.  Willie was welcomed into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 14, 2014.

Willie was pre-deceased by both parents, Sisters Carletha Webster and Essie Walker, Brothers Earl and Larry James, Great-grandson Ja’Marion Vanga-Malvor and Great-granddaughter Johne’t Jackson.

Willie attended Garfield High School in Seattle.  Along his way in life, he befriended many via parties, work and fishing.  Willie worked for the railroad system for nine years, then began his amazing career as a Sanitation Engineer with U. S. Disposal and joined Teamsters Local 174.  Willie retired after 32 industrious years.  Everyone who knew Willie knows he excelled at cooking everything.  He loved to cook for anybody and any occasion.  His BBQ would make you holla, and his fried fish would make your toes curl!!!  Willie mastered the art of making hog head cheese to his friends’ enjoyment.  Cooking was only one of Willie’s memorable qualities.

During Willie’s retirement, he dedicated himself to catching the “big one!”  His passion for fishing especially at Mar Don Resort (Potholes), where he has had a summer home for over 25 years helped him pursue that conquest.  Every year on the Mar Don dock (his favorite place on the planet), he would catch the most and largest crappies!!!

Willie will be deeply missed by his loving family.  In 1962, he married ex-wife Geraldine Woffert and from this marriage they were blessed with five incredible children: William (Crystal), David, Dana, Geraldine Lynn and Jeffery (Sheila).  Willie later met his soul mate and love of his life, Zenobia Brooks.  They shared 33 years enjoying life and each other.  Willie gladly opened his heart and arms to daughters Ulta (Darren) and Marla (Jeffry) and committed his life to all his children.

Willie’s joy and happiness was constantly expanded with births of his 16 grandchildren: Moraima (Ike), Burke, Jacquell (Nate), Brooke, Ashley, Brittany, Amber, Courtney, Autumn, Jordan, Gregory, David Jr. (aka Buddy), Markaylah, Jaelyn, Javaughn, and Azaan.  As Willie’s family expanded 4 great-grandchildren were welcomed Sintez, Malachi, Najae and Henry.  Willie will also be missed by his four-legged children, Chihuahuas’ Oreo and Cookie and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Merrilee Tyrolt
Algona , Wa
Sep 24, 2014

"Bill Walker" will always be our neighbor. He was a friendly, loving and inviting man to everyone around him.

In the summer I remember Bill would come home from his early shift at work with his catch of perch for the day in a bucket. After work he went fishing! Always a fisherman!

Then he would have a fish fry for whoever was around. We were just kids then. But I will always remember.

Rest in Peace Bill Walker. Fish on!

Forever Neighbors,

The Kalmback family

Leroy, Josey, Merrilee and Tracie

Zee, Ulta, Marla and all of the family, our condolences to you.

Geri and George Flynn
Seattle, Wa
Sep 19, 2014

Zenobia

Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family today. We were so sorry to have missed Willies service due to an emergency in our family.

Don't look past us for anything you might need.

We love you and are thinking of you.

Willie & Marva Brown
Moses Lake, wa
Sep 19, 2014

To Zenobia and the Willie Walker Family,

You have our deepest condolences for the loss of your husband and Father Willie!

He was a pleasure to be around. Although we hadn't seen him in the recent years, we enjoyed fishing and dining occasionally with him and his companion.

Rest in peace our friend!

Love,

Willie & Marva Brown

Moses Lake, Washington.

Lee Dowers & Dick Hemore
Moses Lake, WA
Sep 19, 2014

Are thoughts are with you and your family.

Willie will truly be missed by all.

The Turner Family (Marlon, Vickie, Jaxon, & Mason) & Phillip & CoLetta Locke
Seattle, WA
Sep 19, 2014

We will truly miss Willie! He was like a built in Grandfather to our kids, & Jaxon loved him some Willie. He is a ray of sunshine that we all know is still shining down upon us. Zee we are here for you always. Phillip and CoLetta send their condolences and love since they can't be here for the service today.

Mike and Sally Garza
enumclaw, wa
Sep 19, 2014

We will always have fond memories of Willie and his generous hospitality and warm heart. With thoughts of you Zee during your time of loss, you and your family are in our prayers

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