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Grover Wayne Walker
February 28, 1938 ~ November 17, 2018 (age 80)
Grover Walker was born on February 28, 1938, in Kaufman County, Texas, to Ewell Haywood Walker and Odiste Mae Wittenburg Walker. At the age of 16, he left for Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he spent 3 years. He returned to Kaufman County and became a successful horse trainer and A.Q.H.A. Judge. He moved to Brazos County in 1973, where he had an electrical contracting company for several years. During that time, he also owned and operated Wellborn Grocery, a grocery and feed store in Wellborn, Texas.
Grover completed a real estate course at Blinn College in 1975, sold real estate for several years and built several houses. After selling his grocery and feed store, he began working part-time for Wellborn Water where he helped develop a rural water district, Wellborn Special Utility District. In 2016, he retired.
One of Grover’s favorite past-times was playing golf with friends. Later in life, a shoulder surgery prevented him from continuing his golf game. He also enjoyed his poker group with several close friends for many years. He was always fond of spending time with his grandchildren, whether it was taking them fishing or playing games that they enjoyed. He spent many hours teaching his granddaughters how to drive on an old truck out in a pasture.
Grover had many talents, which helped him succeed in whatever endeavor he decided to pursue. He was also a perfectionist in all of his work and hobbies. Grover was a quiet man and enjoyed home and the simple things in life. Later in life, he bought a boat that he planned to fix up so that he and Mary could sail the high seas. They soon realized that the boat was much too big for either of them to handle.
During the last year of his life, he was confined to a nursing facility where he developed good relationships with his fellow residents and staff members. The nurses had funny stories to share every day about something he had said or done such as how you could never tell him “no” because he was always going to do what he wanted.
Grover was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Juanita Mullins and Lavon Chitty. Survivors include his wife Mary Walker, sister Joyce Hassell, son Clint Walker and wife Tonya, two daughters Beverly Tallas and Lori Worek, two step-children James Boedeker and Melissa Baumgarner, 6 grandchildren, 7 step-grandchildren, and 5 step-great-grandchildren.
To honor the life of Grover Walker, his family has planned a memorial service and reception beginning at 2 PM on Friday, November 23, 2018 at Covenant Presbyterian Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley or Covenant Presbyterian Church, 220 Rock Prairie Road, College Station, TX 77845.