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Chester A. Walker, Jr.

Memorial for Chester A. Walker, Jr.

Born in Austin, Texas on Mar. 19, 1932
Departed on Nov. 19, 2013 and resided in Austin, TX.
Visitation: Friday, Nov. 22, 2013
1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Service: Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013
11:00 am
Cemetery: Evergreen Cemetery
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Chester A. Walker, Jr.

Chester A. Walker, Jr., was born in l932, in Austin, Texas. He was the oldest son of Daisy and Chester Walker. He has one brother Robert Sterling Walker.

Chester was married to Clara for 56 years. They met at Huston-Tillotson College in 1952. They married in 1956 at Sloan Memorial Methodist Church in Houston, Texas. After marriage they went back to their jobs, Chester in U.S. Army and Clara in Longview, Texas. They returned to Austin in 1960 and became members of Wesley United Methodist Church. In 2006 they celebrated their 50th Anniversary in a beautiful ceremony at Wesley United Methodist Church.

Chester's formal education began at Sims Nursery School in Austin, Texas. He attend the following schools, Austin Public Schools, Houston Public Schools, Houston, Texas, Brownwood Schools, Brownwood, Texas, Schools in Long Beach California and then the Old L. C. Anderson High School Austin, Texas. His undergraduate work began at Tillotson College; he completed his studies at Huston-Tillotson College in 1954 where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. At Tillotson College and at Huston-Tillotson College he played Basketball. While in college, he joined the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. in 1952. Upon graduating from Huston Tillotson College he became a member of the Huston Tillotson University Alumni Association.

For 3 years Chester was in the United States Army where he served as a Medic and played Army Basketball in Puerto Rico.

Upon leaving U.S. Army, he immediately took a job as a Chemist at Specialty Chemical Company a division of Reichhold Chemical Company. He retired at age 50 from Reichhold Chemical Company due to his illness.

Uncle Chester and Aunt Clara kept 7 children (San Deegal, Joel, Vickie, John, Gee, Willie, and Nathaniel) in the summer for 5 years. The children looked forward to the various activities especially swimming. Uncle Chester became a second Father to (San Deegal, Willie, Nathaniel) after the death of their father.

Chester was one of the organizers of the Methodist Men of Wesley United Church that serve as Stewards in the church. He and wife Clara served as Bible School Art Teachers. He served as a Photographer for various activities in the church and in the community. Chester loved to take pictures.

Chester enjoyed working in his yard. He had a beautiful designed manicured yard. This work aided him in his Health Therapy. Chester enjoyed building and displaying Christmas Cheer. Chester and Clara's Christmas display was in the front and back yard and inside of their home. They had over 100 people to come each year from the various communities to view the display and they did this for 20 years. For 2 years their displays were seen on television

Chester was a dedicated member in Lionism. He served as President of Capital City Lions Club, Zone Chairman of District 2S3 for many years, Co-Chair for the District Convention including decorations of the Conventions. He attended numerous District, State, and International meetings. He received many awards from the 2S3 District. He was a Melvin Jones Fellow, Life Member of Texas Lions Camp, Texas Eye Bank, and Lions International. He also received many awards from his own Lions Club.

Although he could not drive to his Lions affairs his Lion brothers took him to the various meetings.

He leaves a devoted and loving wife Clara B. Walker, Austin, Texas, Brother Robert Walker (Rosetta) Austin, Texas; Sisters-in-law, Elva Jean Foster, Rozelia Gilliam (John) Houston, Texas; Brother-in-law Wilton Felder (Geraldine) Whittier, California; nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews, cousin Gladys Williams, Austin, Texas and many relatives and friends.

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