Walker, Elvin

Elvin Walker
Have been held.

Mr. Elvin Walker, 91, of Denton, Texas, formerly of Rogers, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, in Denton, Texas.

He was born on July 14, 1913, in Red Lake, to Launa and Ellis Walker.

He was raised in Phoenix and graduated from Rogers High School in Rogers. He married Johnie Holland on Sept. 15, 1934. They made their home in the Rogers community for 65 years. He was a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church in Rogers and the Dora Baptist Church.

After retiring from farming, he became known as “The Clock Man” for his ability to keep everyone’s old clocks striking on time, family members said.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, James Walker; a sister, Juanita Turner; an infant son, Jimmy Gayle Walker; and by his wife.

Survivors include three sons, Ken Walker (and wife, Peggy), Tommy Walker (Tammy), all of Denton, Texas, and Barry Walker (Becky) of Portales; six grandchildren: Theresa Walker of Spring Valley, Calif., Chris Walker of Hemet, Calif., Bruce Walker of Denton, Texas, Shawn Martin of Denton, Texas, Melissa Lamb of Portales and Brian Walker of Logan, Utah; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Mary Walker of Vera Cruz, Mexico; and several nieces and nephews.

The Rev. Joel Horne will officiate the services.

Music will be provided by Terrill and Chloe Mitchell, Deborah Hargrove, Arlene Andersen and the great-grandchildren.

Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.

Visitation is scheduled from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at Wheeler Mortuary in Portales.

Pallbearers are Gene Massey, Rodney Thetford, Chester Harth, John Mohon, Mickey Hargrove, Mack Brown, Bobby Gresham and Dennis Tollett.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.