Billy Dean Walker

February 2, 1933June 20, 2020
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Billy “Bill” Dean Walker, 87, of Hallettsville, Texas passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Shiner Nursing & Rehab in Shiner, Texas.

Cremation Rites are under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home in Shiner, Texas. The family will have a Celebration of Life come and go Visitation/ Open House at the ranch on Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 1:00 until 3:00 PM.

Billy was born on February 2, 1933 in Penelope, Texas. He was the son of John Henry and Annie (Maass) Walker. He married Susan Moore on June 21, 1958 in Houston, Texas. Billy served in the US Navy, and upon his discharge, Billy became the owner of a print shop in Spring Branch, Texas in 1968, until his retirement 28 years later. Billy liked to go hunting, and fishing. He enjoyed taking care of his ranch here in Hallettsville. He gave his time to help the Houston Crime Stoppers, the Rotary and Optimist Clubs, and he was a member of many of the printing industry organizations. Billy served on the Spring Branch School Board. Billy loved his family and grandchildren. He was a people person who never met a stranger.

Billy is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, two sons; Donnie Walker and his wife, Kathi of Sealy, Texas, Ronnie Walker and his wife, Gina of Inez, Texas, one daughter; Kathy Hahn and her husband, Gary of Katy, Texas, one brother; John Henry Walker, Jr. of Houston, Texas, four sisters; Charlene Vonpohle of Conroe, Texas, Glenda Krizman and her husband, David of South Bend Indiana, Claudia Cheairs and her husband, Bob of Ravenna, Texas, Sandra Davidson and her husband, Carl of Albuquerque, New Mexico, nine grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family request memorials to: Shiner Nursing & Rehab / 1213 N. Ave. B / Shiner, Texas 77984

To join the family in celebrating Billy’s life, and to offer words of comfort, please go to:


  • John Henry Walker, Father (deceased)
  • Annie Walker, Mother (deceased)
  • Susan Moore Walker, Wife
  • Donnie Walker, Son
  • Kathi Walker, Daughter-in-law
  • Ronnie Walker, Son
  • Gina Walker, Daughter-in-law
  • Kathy Hahn, Daughter
  • Gary Hahn, Son-in-law
  • John Henry Walker Jr., Brother
  • Charlene VonPohle, Sister
  • Glenda Krizman, Sister
  • David Krizman, Brother-in-law
  • Claudia Cheairs, Sister
  • Bob Cheairs, Brother-in-law
  • Sandra Davidson, Sister
  • Carl Davidson, Brother-in-law
  • Jean Finney, Sister (deceased)
  • Dudia Pace, Sister (deceased)
  • Patsy Walker, Sister (deceased)
  • Jeanette English, Sister (deceased)
  • Maxie Glockzin, Sister (deceased)
  • Debbie Dollins, Sister (deceased)
  • Billy also leaves nine grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.

  • Shiner Nursing & Rehab


  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, June 27, 2020


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Janet Nelson

June 26, 2020

I met Bill and Sue when I was 16. I have so many wonderful memories of all the times we shared together.
I will always be grateful to Bill and Sue for having Melissa and Johnnie’s wedding at theIr ranch. It was a beautiful wedding. Bill was an excellent host and welcomed everyone.
Bill loved life. His family and his ranch. I will always remember Bill’s smile and his larger than life laugh. Bill, You wii be missed. My prayers are with Sue, Kathy, Ronnie and Donnie and their families.

Eddie Carroll

June 24, 2020

Bill Walker was the finest man I have ever known. He said what he meant and never failed to help his fellow man. He and Sue were generous with their time, their wisdom and their love. Bill could peel a walnut with his stare and Sue would comfort the recipient. I praise God for Bill Walker taking me under his wings as I praise a Him for releasing Bill from his recent circumstances. The legacy of Bill Walker will live on through his family and mine. Godspeed dear friend.

Brandon Walker

June 23, 2020

Brandon Walker

June 23, 2020

Henry Vaclavick

June 23, 2020

So Many Great memories with this family. I loved growing up with y’all. Mr Bill and Bubba can swap stories again.
Away from all, But never forgot.

Brandon Walker

June 23, 2020

We love you and will miss you so much you always had so much wisdom and advice for us you helped guide me to be the man I am today and I couldn't ask for a better man to have called my pa
I will miss you every day and make sure my kids grow up and know your legacy

Brandon and Amber Walker

Judy Pritchett

June 23, 2020

When Kathy and I were in High School he would say “how’s my two girls doing today?” I felt safe and loved by the Walker family. We spent many weekends skiing the San Jacinto River and going to local dances. Billy Walker lit up any room he walked into with his booming voice and ear to ear smile. I love this man and the entire Walker family. I’m grateful we share so much joy and history! Rest well Billy as you lived well.
Jesus is saying, “Well done good and faithful servant.” ❤️

Karen and Brian Mitchell

June 23, 2020

Bill loved his family and loved just being with them! The last time I saw him was at Kathi and Donnie’s place as they were building! He loved it there! He was so proud! He could not stop smiling as he looked around and into the fields...We will miss him!