James Lee Walker, Sr. (aka “Texas City Bruizer”) was born January 16, 1948 to Frank and Flossie Walker in Grapeland, Texas.
During his childhood years, the Walker family relocated to Galveston, Texas, where he attended public schools and graduated from Central High School in 1966.
Over a period of approximately 50 years, “Bruizer”, as he affectionately became better known as, worked as a laborer and truck driver at various places of business such as Coca-Cola Bottling Company, U.S. Plywood, Galveston Wharves, Gulf Chemical & Metallurgical, Commercial Metals, and lastly HydroChem, from which he retired in 2014.
“Bruizer” was a very active part of the community through his involvement in youth sports. He helped shape the lives of many generations of children as a volunteer and coach in football and baseball. He later moved up as an official of secondary and high school football as a member of the Houston Chapter of SFOA.
He met and married Linda Whitaker and to this union was born two sons, Kevin Prenard Walker and James Lee Walker, Jr.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Flossie Walker; brother, Edward Walker; aunt, Della Moore; in-laws, Claude and Pearline Whitaker and several other aunts and uncles.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 50 years, Linda Lee Whitaker-Walker; sons, Kevin Prenard Walker, Sr., James Lee Walker, Jr. and Brandon Willis (Brandis); grandchildren, Kevin Prenard Walker, Jr., Aleisha Nicole Walker and Jaden Willis (or K.J., Bug-Bug, and Moo-Moo as their Paw-Paw called them); siblings, Frank Walker, Jr. (Adera), Charles Walker (Dorothy), Betty Joubert, and Eugene Walker (Irene); uncle, Lawrence Lee Walker and aunt, Mary Bradford.
Also, sharing his fond memory is special daughter Cheryl Jones-Walker.
A public visitation is scheduled on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 1:00 p.m. Both events will be held at Rising Star Baptist Church. All memorials may be sent to the funeral home.