Bailey Walker, Jr. 73, was the 11th child born to proud and loving parents, Bailey Walker, Sr. and Alice Beasley Walker. He made his grand entrance on January 19, 1944, in Grapeland, Texas.
Bailey Jr. attended W.R Banks School and was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He worked for years at Ames Chicken Poultry, CC Langford Concrete, Kerr Roofing, and Albert Walker concrete in Lufkin, Texas. When he moved back to Grapeland, Texas, he worked at Vulcraft and with Wayne Jones Concrete.
In 1992, Bailey Jr. met and later united in marriage with Velma Tillis. Their loving union was blessed with two children.
On August 3, 2017, Bailey Walker, Jr. laid down his earthly burdens for eternal rest. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bailey Sr. and Alice Walker; brothers, Sylvester, Spencer, A.B. Sr., James, Lorenzo, and twin boys; sisters, LuCindy, Glinda and Vera.
Left to cherish his memories are daughters, Shameria (Aaron) Woods and Cynthia Butler; and sons, Bailey Walker, Jr. III and MacArthur Davis, all of Grapeland, Texas; five Cs) sisters, Gertrude Simpson and Elwanda Taylor of Lufkin, Texas, and Jannie Williby, Stella Walker and Janet Walker, all of Grapeland, Texas; six (6) grandchildren, Jalen, Ja’Riyah and Arianna Woods, D’Angelo Colter, Mandre Williams, and Cerdarian Davis; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Visitation: Walker & Walker August 11, 2017, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Service: Rising Star Baptist Church August 12, 2017, 1:00 PM
Interment: Mt. Zion Cemetery Grapeland, TX