Willard W. Walker III

7 August, 196117 May, 2021

Willard W Walker III , 59, passed away May 17, 2021 in his home in St. Louis, Missouri. He was known to his family and friends as Bill.

Bill was born August 7, 1961 in Houston, Texas to Willard and Betty Walker. He grew up in Pasadena, Texas and graduated from Deer Park High School. In 1980 he went to work for AT&T and celebrated his 40th year with the company last year. His occupation took him from his home town of Houston to Dallas, Texas and eventually to St. Louis, Missouri. He loved working and being around his AT&T family. He was a life time fan of the Houston Astros, as well as the St. Louis Cardinals. He was a devoted son, and until their passing spent all of his vacations visiting his parents in Texas. He loved to visit his sisters and nieces families in Florida and had already booked a flight to attend Thanksgiving of this year with them. He will be missed.

Bill is survived by his three sisters Wanda L Hattaway of Vero Beach Florida, Deborah Jo Walker of Melbourne Village Florida and Janet L. Traylor of Baytown Texas; three nieces Lori VanSciver, Carrie Cronkhite and Jacquelyn Gonzalez; as well as nine great nieces and nephews. Also, very close to him were his two loving cousins Kay Whitworth of St. Louis, Missouri and Linda Brinker of Houston, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents, Willard and Betty Walker.

His final resting place will be alongside his mother, father and sister in Pasadena,Texas. A Graveside Ceremony for Bill and his sister Deborah will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, September 10th at Grand View Memorial Park. Additional visitation will follow at the residence of his sister Janet Traylor at 12:00 p.m. at the address listed below.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to All cards or acknowledgments can be sent to his sister Janet Traylor, 209 Rollingwood Cr. Baytown Texas. 77520


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Vertrella Lewis

7 August 2021

Bill, I was so sorry, sad and shocked to hear of your death. It was very interesting, fun and never a dull moment working with you. You were such a quick worker, and always love to eat good tasting foods. What's for lunch was the first on the agenda. Rest on my friend.❤💕🌷

Janet Traylor

7 August 2021

Today would have been your 60th birthday, how I wish I could send you a Strawberry Cake. I miss you little brother. I miss your smile, did I ever tell you what a great smile you had? I miss your cartoon avatar, which was always a highlight of our family text. I want to share this picture with your friends and our family from a special day in 2018.
Bill, Debbie and I were attending an Astros/Cardinals preseason game in Florida. Bill was definitely in his element dressed in the gear from both of his favorite teams. It was a fun day. That day too, Bill my non-driving brother introduced me to the driving app Waze. He was sitting in the back seat reporting everything he saw along the highway. He said he wanted to be a good Waze user. He ended up being put on notice by Waze for reporting too much!! We laughed, but I use the app daily now and it always makes me smile.
Memories of Bill make me smile and make me sad that he was taken from us so soon. I have really enjoyed hearing from many of his friends and co-workers, he touched more lives than he will ever know.
I love you Bill, I wish I would have told you that more often.
With love your sister,

Charles Elgart

16 June 2021

Bill was a good friend, coworker and was a very special man. Bill is and will continue to be missed. I found myself wanting to discuss the H.S.S. as we were both superfans the other day and it really set in. Bill was a wonderful lunch partner and knew just about any place and was always generous with his time and actions. Bill you are truly missed and can say you brightened most days at work.

Rest in peace.

Kevin Crisp

15 June 2021

Bill was my good friend, we talked every other day. He was a good friend to my kids and I and it is killing me that I could not find him for weeks. I pray that he’s happy and in the best place ever.

We loved Bill, he was family to us and he will always and forever live in my heart and mind. For the family, I have tons of pictures and short iPhone videos of bill if you want me to send them. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at +13145325200.

Kevin Crisp

Patricia Sochacki

8 June 2021

I have worked with Bill this past year and a half within ATT. Never met him in person, but he was kind and helpful. He will be missed. Sorry for your loss.

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