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Gaston L. Walker

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“I once met Jackie when I was small. My father was Jack Peterson, Lucille's brother. We have always lived in ND and only visited Texas a few times,...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Lana Peterson DeCoteau - Belcourt, ND

“This is the first time that Jackie made me sad and cry. I feel honored to have had his friendship. He was a very special person and is dearly missed...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: Darlene Axberg - Kilgore, TX

“I am sorry for you loss! I pray that you will have the comfort of our Heavenly Father during this time. With lots of love, Nelda Wright ”
3 of 27 | Posted by: Nelda Wright - Gilmer, TX

“Nancy and Sammy Jack I am so sorry to hear of Jackie's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Kim ”
4 of 27 | Posted by: Kim Woodall Rogers - LONGVIEW, TX

“Ms Nancy we are so sorry to hear of Jackies Passing you are in our thoughts Dena and Robbie ”
5 of 27 | Posted by: Dena Hughey - Kilgore, TX

“Nancy, I just found out that Jackie had passed. I wish I had known he was ill. I would have loved to visit with him one last time. He was one of a...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Doug Cox - gilmer, TX

“Nancy and family, We are sad to hear of Jackie's passing. Such a good person that I always enjoyed visiting with; great humor. Out of town for the...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: Jon Ruff - Longview, TX

“My sister, Shirley, and I often tried to unravel our kindship from both my mother's family, Rachel (Campbell) Peterson and my father's family, Forest...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: Robbie J (Peterson) Adams - TX

“Miss Nancy, Sammy Jack, and family I lift you up in my prayers in the news of Jackie's passing. Jackie was my first baseball coach and always held a...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Brad Roye - Longview, TX

“Nancy, Sammy Jack, Chele and family. Lynn & I send our deepest sympathies to your family. I have known Jackie for so many years, as you well know, we...Read More »
10 of 27 | Posted by: Lynn & Donna Pierce - Longview, TX

“To Nancy and the rest of the Family, I pray that your hearts will be comforted and that your pain and suffering lifted. Jackie will be missed because...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Carey - Henderson, TX

“So sorry fot your lost. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
12 of 27 | Posted by: Judy Townsend - Longview, TX

“Nancy, so sorry for your loss and praying for you and your family. Jackie was a good man with lot of character. I worked with him several yours at...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: Ronnie Hearn - Kilgore, TX

14 of 27 | Posted by: DON CULLEN - LONGVIEW, TX

15 of 27 | Posted by: KALESA & JACKIE WHEATERBY - TX

16 of 27 | Posted by: MAXINE BERRY - GILMER, TX

“Mom told me about your loss of Jackie this afternoon. I am so sorry to hear this. My father Jack, always thought a lot of Jackie. He was a...Read More »
17 of 27 | Posted by: Kelly Mebane - Longview, TX

“Jackie was a good man. Always faithful, always happy, always loving. I will miss him. ”
18 of 27 | Posted by: Sonny Brasher - Beckville, TX

“We will all miss Jackie and his many fine qualities. Nancy, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Barron and Robbie Neal ”
19 of 27 | Posted by: Barron Neal - Hallsville, TX

“Very sorry for your loss ”
20 of 27 | Posted by: T.D. GRAY/BETH GRAY - TX

21 of 27 | Posted by: Iris & Dan Hawthorne - Pittsburg, TX

“We are so sorry for your loss Nancy and family . We loved when ya'll came to our house and Jackie would play the guitar and sing. Everyone will...Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: Cat and Shari - Gilmer, TX

“My thoughts and prayers to Nancy and all of Jackie's family. I am very sorry for your loss. We all will miss "Walker". ”
23 of 27 | Posted by: Tommy Farnham - Longview, TX

24 of 27 | Posted by: DENNIS AMOS - PRAIRIEVILLE, LA

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to each and everyone of you,Jackie always put a smile on my face,and he holds a special place in my heart,May God...Read More »
25 of 27 | Posted by: Marty Richardson-marks,Doris Richardson, Whitney Marks - TX

“We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers. ”
26 of 27 | Posted by: Mike & Lesa Madden

“Our love and prayers are with Nancy, Sammy Jack and family..GOD bless you at this darkest hour..GOD is LOVE...Many fond memories. ”
27 of 27 | Posted by: Sue & John Vickery - Hallsville, TX

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Gaston L. "Jackie" Walker, age 77, of Longview, Texas passed away on Saturday, August 11, 2012 after a brief illness. Jackie was born November 22, 1934 at Walker's Mill, Texas to Gaston and Lucille Walker. Walker's Mill was a sawmill community comprised of 28 families located north of Hallsville, Texas. On the morning of his birth the ground was covered with Jack Frost. An uncle proclaimed, "Now we have a little Jack Frost." From that moment on Gaston became known to everyone as Jackie. Throughout his life he attended Hallsville schools where he excelled at all sports. He graduated in 1953. Later, Jackie was included in the Hallsville High School Football Hall of Fame. On January 22, 1954 Jackie and Nancy Gallien were wed in Hallsville, Texas at the home of Mrs. Elmo Bass. Jackie and Nancy celebrated 58 years of marriage. Together they had 3 children. He was also a member of the Church of Christ. Jackie Walker is survived by wife, Nancy Walker of Longview; his sister Sally Walker Morgan and husband B.A. Morgan Jr. of Longview, Texas, son Lowell Gallien Walker and wife Melissa, of St. Louis, Missouri, son Samuel Jacques "Sammy Jack" Walker and wife Michele Moore Walker, of Longview, Texas. Jackie is survived by three grandchildren: Laura Diane Walker of Las Vegas, Nevada, Joshua Bartholomew Walker of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Elijah John Walker of Longview, Texas. He is survived by 4 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; his sister-in-law Elizabeth Walker of Hallsville, and brother-in-law Gene Gallien and his wife Ruth of Longview. Jackie is survived by his little dog Damnit and cats Smudge and Trucky. Jackie was preceded in death by his parents Gaston and Lucille Walker, brothers Ronnie Walker and Van Walker. Son Robert Eugene Walker and grandson Lowell Eugene Du Bose also preceded Jackie in death. During his life he was a 50 year member of James F. Taylor Masonic Lodge #169, Waco Scottish Rite, and Sharon Temple Shrine. Jackie worked in construction at SWEPCO in Longview, Texas for 40 years. After his retirement from SWEPCO, he worked for Red Simpson for 5 years. Retirement and sitting around the house all day did not set well with Jackie so he drove a dump truck for fun. Jackie was one of the first umpires for Hallsville Little League Baseball in 1954. For over 30 years he coached baseball and football for the youth league in Hallsville. Jackie enjoyed coaching his sons and their friends. He continued to play baseball until the age of 48 when his body couldn't keep up with the pace. Jackie started playing the piano by ear at age 6. Then in the mid 1960's his musical abilities shined when he taught himself to play guitar. He formed a country and western band that played in venues in Texas and Louisiana. Jackie loved to sing and play guitar while sitting around the campfire. At Jackie's request a family visitation will not be held. However, friends and family are invited to pay respects at Rader Funeral Home. Friends and relatives are invited to Masonic graveside services under the direction of Rader Funeral Home of Longview at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at Hallsville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children 3100 Samford Ave., Shreveport, Louisiana 71103. (318)222-5704 shrinershospitalsforchildren.org . The family would like to thank his doctors and the wonderful nurses on the fifth floor ICU at Good Shepherd Hospital. A memorial guestbook may be signed online at www.raderfh.com.

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