Jake was a three sport TASO member. While he retired from football (East Texas Chapter) following the 2013 season, he remained an active Baseball (Longview Chapter) and Volleyball (Tyler-Longview Chapter) member. Condolences may be sent to Jake\'s wife, Gayle at PO Box 539, Hallsville, TX 75650
Services for Mr. Jake A. Walker, 67, of Hallsville will be held on Friday, February 5, 2016 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Hallsville under the direction of Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore. Rev. Ottis Jarrell officiating. Jake passed away Monday, February 1, 2016, in Marshall.
Jake was born on September 21, 1947, in Gladewater, TX to Jake J. and Nada F. Walker. In 1966 he married the love of his life Gayle and they spent the next 48 years making many loving and happy memories together. He was retired from AEP-SWEPCO/ Pirkey Power Plant where he worked as a materials supervisor. Jake was a 32nd degree Mason and member of the James F Taylor Lodge in Hallsville and a Methodist. He has served as Mayor Pro-tem and as City Alderman for the City of Hallsville. He loved to play golf and go fishing. Jake loved sports of all kinds, especially attending the events of his children and grandchildren. He has touched the lives of many young athletes by being a baseball umpire for 35 years, football official for 25 years and volleyball official for 5 years. His family, especially his grandchildren, was the source of his strength and joy and spending time with them was when he was happiest. Jake never met a stranger and he greeted everyone as he sat at the local coffee spot and worked his crossword puzzles every morning. He was the greatest husband, father and Pap that his family could have ever wished for and he will be greatly missed by all of those whose lives he has touched.
Left to cherish his memory and carry on his legacy are his wife, Gayle of Hallsville; sons, Guy Walker and wife Michelle of Hallsville, Kris Walker and wife Jennifer of Diana and Michael Walker of Hallsville; grandchildren, Jacob and Brayden Walker of Hallsville, Morgan and Kamryn Walker of Diana; siblings, Danny Walker of Marshall, Martha Chelette and husband Ray and Mary Brummett of Carthage.
Joining him in death are his furbabies Loo and Blue. Jake is preceded in death by his parents, a brother Oscar Walker..
The family will receive friends at the funeral home in Kilgore on Thursday from 5pm until 7pm.