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William Curtis Walker

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William Curtis Walker, age 88, died Tuesday morning in Abilene. He had been experiencing health problems for several months, finally succumbing to complications from pneumonia.

Mr. Walker lived in Abilene for the past twenty-six years, along with his current wife, Beverly Osborne Walker. He moved to Abilene when he retired from Pennzoil. He spent his adult life working in the oil industry and retired as a geophysicist.

Mr. Walker grew up in Monroe, Louisiana, and attended Louisiana Tech in Ruston. He served in the U. S. Navy from 1941 to 1945 participating in World War II. He was honorably discharged.

Mr. Walker was an avid bridge player, loved photography, and rigorously pursued physical fitness.

His first marriage, in 1945, was to Catherine Elizabeth McKenzie, who was a school teacher in Ruston at the time. They were married for thirty-three years. Together they had three children, all of whom reside in Texas. They are: William C. Walker, Jr., 64, of Houston; Ann Walker Bryant, 62, of Conroe; and Nancy Walker Puckett, 60, of Horseshoe Bay. All four survive. Catherine Walker, a native of Ruston, who is age 87, also resides in Horseshoe Bay, Texas.

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