OBITUARY

Vernon Wayne Walker

August 2, 1940March 11, 2021

Vernon Wayne Walker, 80, Dallas, passed away on Thursday, March 11, 2021.

Vernon was born in Dallas on August 2, 1940 to Vernon C. And Dorys Walker. He grew up in McKinney, Texas. He graduated from McKinney High School in 1958 and then went to Texas Tech University where he met the love of his life, Suzie Webber. They were married on August 25, 1962.

Vernon spent the entirety of his work career with Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas, retiring in 1999 as Chief Financial Officer.

Vernon and Suzie lived in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas with their two children, Lisa and Wayne.

Vernon was a loyal friend to all and was always armed with a good joke to make you smile. He was involved in several organizations and clubs including CCA (Coastal Conservation Association), SOB’s (fishing club) and the Uptown Exchange Club of Dallas. He was an avid coastal fisherman, loved supporting his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events and cared for all creatures great and small, feeding a host of feral cats, raccoons, possums, and peacocks throughout the years.

Vernon is predeceased by his parents, Vernon and Dorys, his son, Wayne and his brother, Bill.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Suzie, his daughter, Lisa (Prusha), son-in-law, David and his greatest legacies and joys in life, his grandchildren, Brynn, Evan and Evan’s wife, Hope. Vernon (Uncle Butch) is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and extended family members and his favorite kitties, Bebe and Izzy.

His personality was immense and he will be so missed. We await a grand reunion one day in the kingdom of God’s promise.

Vernon was a long time member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Dallas where a memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 11am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the following which were near to his heart:

CCA (Coastal Conservation Association): www.joincca.org/donate

Feral Friends: www.feralfriends.org/donate

St. John’s Discretionary Fund: stjohnsepiscopal.org

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, March 20, 2021

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Milly McMurrey

March 21, 2021

Our condolences to the Walker family.

As a child I remember tap dance for Vernon when I came up to the office to visit my father, James McMurrey. I remember my father speaking highly of Vernon, always saying how supportive he was in his career. Thankful for the joy he brought to our family.

Carol Akkerman Crawford

March 16, 2021

Hi Susie and family, as you plan to say fair well to your loving husband my prayers and thoughts are with you. He has found peace, you a time of loneliness. With time, the sadness will diminish as you reflect on years of happy memories.
Fondly, Carol A. Crawford

Kendra McMurray

March 14, 2021

Vernon was such a great guy! He gave such a nice eulogy at John’s service. I like to imagine that now they are both fishing in heaven and reeling in big one after big one!! I am so sorry that I will be out of town on the say of the service. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you! You have my sincerest condolences and warmest memories of Vernon. Love, Kendra.

Mary Ruth Perkins

March 14, 2021

Jim and I will miss Vernon and all of the fun times we have had with you all over so many years.

Larry Kennedy

March 14, 2021

Vernon was not only my mentor but my “big brother “. He will always be the special friend! His advice and guidance were always meaningful and heartfelt. No other person ever had such a powerful influence on my life. I will miss him, miss his constantly “teasing” me, miss his sense of humor, but most of all, I will miss his zest for life.

Larry Kennedy

FROM THE FAMILY
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