Dale Walker (12/30/1943 - 4/4/2018)

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A funeral service for Dale Walker age 74, of Jacksonville, is scheduled at 2 o'clock in the afternoon Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with chaplain Robert Stovall officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Still Waters Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Walker passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018 in Tyler.

Dale was born December 30, 1943 in Frankston to Edgar and Hazel (Richardson) Walker

He served his country in the U.S. Navy with 5 tours of duty in Vietnam and was the recipient of 2 Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star and a Silver Star. Dale was a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 3984 of Jacksonville and The Military Order of the Purple Heart, Tyler District. He was a retired supervisor from Grief Manufacturing in LaPorte, Texas and later worked at Stage Stores Distribution Center in Jacksonville.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Juanice Bostick and Elizabeth "Blue Eyes" Tate.

Dale is survived by his brothers, who are all Vietnam veterans, James Walker and wife Wanda, Larry Walker, Ken Walker and wife Betty and Ron Walker, all of Jacksonville; sisters, Nadia Massey and Jackie Dawson, both of Jacksonville, Valda Waters of Longview and Gale Smith of Winnsboro.

Visitation will begin on Saturday, April 7, 2018 and friends are cordially invited to visit with Dale's family from 6 to 8 o'clock in the evening at Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville.

Pallbearers will be Steven Walker, Kevin Walker, Kade Carpenter, Kasen Carpenter, Jaeger Gowin, Kevin Carpenter, Toby Gowin and Drew Durrett.

Special thanks to the nurses and staff at Watkins Logan Veterans Home of Tyler.

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Autry Funeral Home
1025 Se Loop 456
Jacksonville, TX 75766
(903) 586-6262
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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Apr. 7, 2018
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