Graveside services for retired Col. Homer Lee Walker, 86, of Belton, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.

Mr. Walker died May 24, 2013, at a Temple hospital. He was born May 4, 1927, in Marion, N.C., to Ira Lee Walker and Queenie Edna (Bowman) Walker.

He retired from the U.S. Army as a colonel in 1975 after 30 years of service. Then, he received his law degree and practiced until retirement. He was a member of the VFW, State Bar Association of Texas and the Austin Ski Club.

He loved to snow ski, travel, cycle, read and trade in the stock market.

He married Jennie Louise (Smith) Walker from 1953 until 1977 then was later to married Elizabeth (Kelly) Walker from 1983 until 1989.

He was preceded in death by his parents a wife, Jennie Louise (Smith) Walker one brother, William (Bill) Walker and a sister, Barbara Ann (Walker) Brandon.

Survivors included three sons, Michael Lee Walker, Mark Stephen Walker and Homer Lee Walker II two daughters, Rebecca Smith Walker Hilliard and Jennie Louise Walker two grandchildren, Jaylee Hilliard and Ryan Hilliard.

Memorials may be made to the Bell Post 1820 VFW, 3302 Airport Road, Temple, TX 76504.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Dossman Funeral Home in Belton, which is in charge of arrangements.

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