Maurice Leon Walker, 84, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Mainland Medical Center.
Maurice was born on May 8, 1933 in Burnet, TX to Charles and Vada Walker. Maurice graduated from La Marque High School in 1953. After graduation, he entered the Naval Reserves for two years and then met the love of his life, Delila, in Moody, TX in 1955. They were wed in December 1956. Maurice was employed at the Texas City branch of the United States Postal Service as a mail carrier for 32 years.
Maurice enjoyed fishing and playing games with friends and family. He always had a joke, riddle or some type of trivia to share with others.
Maurice is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Wanda Downtain.
Maurice is survived by: his wife of 60 years, Delila Walker; his children, Sandra Savoie of Alvin, TX, Steve Walker of Santa Fe, TX and Charles Walker of Houston, TX; sister, Judy Walker Ivy (Jack) of Baytown, TX; brother, Alton Walker (Margie) of Baytown, TX; his grandchildren, Darren Tatum (Kate), Derek and Austin Savoie and Shawntay Crisler; his great-grandchildren, Jesse and Lilly An Morales and Anthony Aguirre, along with a host of other family members and friends.
A public visitation will take place on Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and the funeral service will commence on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. under the direction of Reverend Richard Epler, a long time family friend. Both events will be held at Bay Area Funeral Directors, 5410 FM 1765 Texas City, TX 77591, 409-933-4300. Interment will follow the funeral service at Hayes Grace Memorial Park, 10708 Highway 6 Santa Fe, TX 77510.