STEPHENVILLE —Robert Howard Walker, 79,  a professor of English for Tarleton State University, died Saturday, October 10, 2009, at a local hospital. Memorial Services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, October 14, 2009, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church with Canon Courtland Moore officiating. He was cremated.

He was born on August 3, 1930, to the late Robert Henry and Lillie (West) Walker in Cisco. He married Gretchen Ruedemann on June 22, 1957, in Austin. He was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. He was a Korean Army veteran, a member of the Stephenville Masonic Lodge No. 267, and a member of the American Legion.

Survivors include his wife, Gretchen Walker of Stephenville; son, Brian Walker of San Antonio; grandchildren, India Walker and Kira Walker both of San Antonio; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Stephenville Public Library, 174 N. Columbia Street, Stephenville, TX 76401.

Published Oct. 13, 2009

Stephenville Empire-Tribune