ROBERT EARL 'Dick' WALKER, age 56, of York, Alabama, passed at his residence on March 2, 2013. Service of remembrance is Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. from First Baptist Church, 254 McConnell Street, York, with Pastor Jonathan Byrd delivering the eulogy. Mr. Walker will lie in repose one hour prior to funeral time. Interment follows in Home Mission Cemetery. Visitation is Friday evening (March 8th) from 3-6:00 p.m. In the Weatherly Chapel. After the committal service the family will receive friends for repast in the Fellowship Hall of the church.
Robert “Dick” Walker was the third of five children born to Dorothy Walker on July 27, 1956 in York, (Sumter County) Alabama.
He accepted Christ at an early age and joined First Baptist Church, York, Alabama. He received his education at West End Jr. High School, and Sumter County High School, (Class of 1974), York, Alabama.
He leaves to cherish his memories a loving and devoted mother, Dorothy Walker. He also leaves three sons: Robert Portis, Chicago, Illinois; Mark McNeil, York, Alabama and Antwan Donald, Whitfield, Alabama; two daughters: Laurie Portis, Chicago, Illinois and Latoya McNeil, Birmingham, Alabama; two sisters: Betty (David) Grant, Detroit, Michigan and Carolyn Walker (Fred) Roberts, Port Huron, Michigan; two brothers: Theodore (Barbara) Walker, Long Beach, California, and Michael (Cherrie) Walker, Sr., Montgomery, Alabama; one uncle : Robert (June) Walker, New Orleans, Louisiana ; three special first cousins: Jocelyn Walker (Deon) Austin and Denise Walker, both of New Orleans, Louisiana and J. David Walker, York, Alabama; special recognitions to devoted friends and co-parent Karen McNeil, York, Alabama; thirteen grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends. He also leaves behind two dogs, Pete and Jo-Jo.
To the Walker Family, we at Weatherly Funeral Home, offer to each of you our most sincere and heartfelt sympathy. Our prayer remains that your abiding faith in God will continue to comfort, strengthen and sustain you during your time of sorrow.
Weatherly Funeral Home, York, Alabama, under the direction of Jacqueline Studdard Weatherly entrusted with all funeral and burial service details.