Wilber Douglas (Doug) Walker, Jr.
“Well done, thou good and faithful servant; …Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.” Matthew 25:21
Doug passed away, at the age of 86, on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at Hacienda Oaks Nursing and Rehab Facility in Beeville, Texas. He was a faithful husband, a loving father, a devoted grandfather and a joyful great grandfather. He loved woodworking and reading and was always available if someone needed a hand. He was a Veteran of the United States Army and retired from the ExxonMobil Refinery in Baton Rouge, LA after a 30-year career.
A funeral service and inurnment will be held at Port Hudson National Cemetery at a later date.
Doug is survived by daughter, Terri Walker Blackburn and husband Jim; son, W. Douglas Walker, III and wife Linda; three grandchildren, Holly Walker Bourriague and husband Jeffrey; Justin Walker; and Tegan M. Blackburn. There are five great-grandchildren (Rylen, Addilyn, Anistyn, Viola and Alex Claire) and two step great grandchildren (Blayson and Brynlee). He also leaves behind a Brother (Paul Walker), a Sister (Barbie Berry) and 6 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Genevieve (Jean) Walker; his parents, Wilber Douglas Walker, Sr and Dorothy Latham Walker; and 1 brother, Latham “Pike” Walker.
Doug was born on December 1, 1936 near Salt Lake City, Utah and spent a large portion of his youth in Bessemer, Alabama. After leaving home and joining the military, he was stationed at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. Once he left the military, he moved his family to Mobile, Alabama for a short time and eventually settled in Baker, LA for the next 53 years. He left Baker in 2019 and lived in Bellingham, Washington and Beeville, Texas near his children.
He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Baker where he was a Deacon and filled many other service roles for the congregation.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home or the Choctaw Division of the Marine Corp League.
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