Mr. Floyd M. Walker
- February 11, 1940 - July 26, 2012
- Burleson, Texas
of Floyd's Passing
- In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Burleson Rotary Club, Johnson County Advocacy Center, American Heart Association and The Diabetes Foundation.
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Laurel Land Funeral Home and Cemetery
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“To The Walker family , was just told today about Floyd . I havent got to see him in a few years , just wanted to let the family know how sorry I am...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Robert Jowell
“I just found out about Floyd. Mother and I want you all to know you are
in our thoughts and prayers. We have many wonderful memories of Floyd and...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: Mary Kline Dimino &Betty Kline Welch - MS
“Working for FW Freight Service was my first "Real Job" when I moved to the DFW Area in 1986. I have so many fond memories of Floyd Walker and many...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: Sandy Miller - Royse City, TX
Just wanted you to know I am thinking of you and your family at this time.
I know this is a difficult time, I'v been there. Try to...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Sara Gardner - Aberdeen, MS
“Praying for the entire family!
5 of 27 | Posted by: Dyana Junkin - Hamilton, MS
“your family are in my prayers this is a hard time but know that mr.floyd is in a better place.
6 of 27 | Posted by: susan langford - amory, MS
“Mrs. Walker, Debbie, Ricky, and Donna,
I loved Floyd! I have so many memories of being at your house growing up and him coming in from his trucking...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: Deanie Ballard Fanning - Madison, MS
“You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Floyd was a wonderful man, and I know he will be will be truly missed.
8 of 27 | Posted by: Marsha Ballard - Aberdeen, MS
“Uncle Floyd, I am truly going to miss you and your constant smile and laughter. we all know you are safe in heaven with all our family members by...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: mark myers - slidell, LA - nephew
“Sorry for your loss will miss him Dennis
10 of 27 | Posted by: Dennis Bogner - Bradford, IL
“I am not sure I have the words to express after reading all the wonderfully true thoughts . I am proud to be an employee to a company with such high...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Johnny and Carla Barnes - TX
“I was lucky enough to know Floyd for quite a few years as a fellow Rotarian.
Floyd always showed his generosity no mater what the cause.
Floyd...Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Richard Taylor - Burleson, TX
“Dear Marianne, and Family
Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Floyd was such a great man, enjoyed visiting with him when he would return to...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: Gene and Rnae Chamberlain - IL
“We here at the Halliburton Rky Mtn Regional warehouse send our condolences.
Floyd will be missed as a friend, each time I saw him he always had a...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Gary Fischer - Evansville, WY
“Dear Marianne and Family,
All of us at the Children's Advocacy Center were deeply saddened when we received the news of Floyd's illness. We...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: Tammy King - Cleburne, TX
“Sorry for your loss.
16 of 27 | Posted by: Clint, Denise Roy and Family - TX
“God Bless You Floyd see you on the other side.We shared some good stories,I enjoyed you laugh at my dumb stories and I would listen to your stories.I...Read More »
17 of 27 | Posted by: Andrew Morales - Burleson, TX
“May all the wonderful memories get you through this time of loss.
18 of 27 | Posted by: Steve and Jill Breshears - Azle, TX
“My family has known the Walker family almost 11 years. I have never worked for a more caring, honest man. He cared deeply for his family. I am...Read More »
19 of 27 | Posted by: The Chris Rawleigh family - TX
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mrs Walker , Rick and the rest of the family, Floyd was such a fine man , we at RPI have enjoyed doing business...Read More »
20 of 27 | Posted by: Steve Reeves - Plainview, TX
“Not a bigger smile or a bigger heart can be found. Floyd will be missed by his friends because he made us feel almost like family members. He was...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: Richard Crummel - Fort Worth
“Our hearts go out to your family. We know the love that Debbie, Debbie Jean, Hank and their families have for their father and grandfather. It is...Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: Troy & Karen Heintze, Deedy & Sherean Harrington & Family - MS
“I will miss your smiling face at the end of the table on Wed. morning. The hash browns were never brown enough, the eggs just not quite right, but...Read More »
23 of 27 | Posted by: Presley D Berryhill - CROWLEY, TX
“I got to know Floyd whan he joined the Burleson Rotary Club in January 1992. His sense of humore was immediately appealing, and it soon became...Read More »
24 of 27 | Posted by: Bruce Anderson - TX
“Rarely do I meet someone with the honesty and integrity that Floyd had. I will miss him, but I know that he is with the Lord now.
25 of 27 | Posted by: Jerry Allen - Burleson, TX
“Floyd Walker was a good, good man. He was always willing to give people a second chance. When you worked for him, you became part of the family. It...Read More »
26 of 27 | Posted by: Mr. and Mrs. Leon Williams - TX
“My Prayers are with you all...
May God Grant Each of you Peace and give you Strengh.
I will Miss Mr. Floyd Walker,,, But I will Never Foeget...Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: Johnny Ray Corley - White Deer, TX
Floyd M. Walker, 72, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 26, 2012, at a Fort Worth hospital.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday in Laurel Land Memorial Chapel. Interment: Tye Cemetery in Burleson. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Monday in Laurel Land Memorial Chapel.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Burleson Rotary Club, Johnson County Advocacy Center, American Heart Association and The Diabetes Foundation.
He was born on Feb. 11, 1940, in Kewanee, Ill., to his parents, David E. and Barbara Mercer Walker. Floyd was the oldest of three. He married Marianne Barnes in Bradford, Ill., on July 12, 1958. They had three children. He attended Bradford High School, Bradford, Ill., and graduated in 1958. They lived in Aberdeen, Miss., for 20 years. He was a truck driver for Beneke Corp., Columbus, Miss., and Walker MFG. Co., Aberdeen, Miss. He moved to Burleson in 1983 and established FW Freight Service, Inc. For the last 29 years he was beloved owner and president.
Floyd was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church. He was a generous supporter of the community. He was a member of the Burleson Morning Rotary Club and awarded the prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship Award and achieved perfect attendance for just under 20 years. He enjoyed farming, transportation and his loving family; it was his life. Most of all he enjoyed being surrounded by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister-in-law, Beverly Walker; and son-in-law, Jean Harrington.
Survivors: Floyd is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Marianne; children, Debbie Harrington of Aberdeen Miss., Richard E. Walker (Ann) of Burleson and Donna Kay Walker of Burleson; grandchildren, Debbie Jean Dilworth (Jamie), Hank Harrington (Leslie) of Hamilton, Miss., Katie Wade, Michael Wade, Reese Walker and Hannah Walker of Burleson; great-grandchildren, Brayden Dilworth, Laney and Walker Harrington; brother, David V. Walker; sister, Martha Chamberlain (Dave) of Bradford, Ill.; and many loving family and friends.