Dr. R. Gene Walker died Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at his home.
He was 84 years old.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church of Clovis, NM. Pastor Jeb Archey will officiate.
Gene was born in Clovis, NM on May 6, 1933 to Roy and Geno Walker.
He was a beloved dentist in Clovis, serving the community for 58 years. He was active in Clovis civic affairs including Rotary Club. He was a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church of Clovis, serving on various church committees.
Gene is survived by his wife of 63 years, Phyllis Lee Walker.
Also his children Mike Walker (Shanna) of Clovis,
Laura Hampton (Leon) of Garland, Texas and Jeff Walker
(Debbie) of Prosper, Texas.
His grandchildren Shayne Walker (Sherry) of Clovis, Molly
Walker of Clovis, Tori Walker of Prosper, Texas and Travis
Walker of Austin, Texas.
One great grandchild Jace Walker of Clovis.
Also a brother-in-law Jim Shaffer of Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Gene is preceded in death by his parents Roy and Geno Walker, brother Lyle Walker, in-laws Terry and Eugenia Lee, sister-in-law Helen Shaffer and a grandson Christopher Walker.
The family request that memorial contributions be made to the First United Methodist Church memorial fund, 1501 Sycamore, Clovis, NM 88101.
We have enjoyed many fun times with you and Gene since our dental school days. We will miss Gene's poetry, his generosity, and his ability to pick excellent restaurants on our trips together .
Sending much love to you and the family,
Jessie and Bob
Jessie and Bob NatoliHouston, TX
Dr Walker was a wonderfully kind and grace-filled man who took care of our family dentistry needs for over 25 years. His memory will be a fond one for all of us. The LORD keep you and bring you peace in this time of grief.
Family of Kyle CraigClovis, NM
Dear Phyllis & Family,
My sincere and deepest condolences to all of you in your loss of your beloved, Gene. I know that your and Gene's classmates from CHS, Class of 1951, all share your sorrow. God bless you at this most difficult time.
Bob StebbinsEncinitas, CA
We send our thoughts of love and prayers for peace for the entire Walker family.
Halboth familyDallas, TX
Gene will be sorely missed from our dental community in Clovis and statewide. He was a leader in our association.
I personally will miss him at our retired dentists coffee hour on Tuesdays!
Rest in Peace, Gene.
Richard and Carol
Dr D Richard and Carol McKinneyClovis, NM
The dental community lost a great one!! Prayers for his family
Jeff, Debbie, Tori, Travis and Entire Walker Family,
Pat and I are sorry for the passing of your Father. We know that R Gene Walker must have been a wonderful Christian because of the Christian, loving, giving, circumspect life that you and your family live. We are blessed to have friends like you and we hurt when you hurt. Your in our hearts and prayers!
Rick and Pat
Rick and Pat BerrierPlano, TX
Prayers for Phyllis and the family.
Larry and Kathy, NM