Joseph Warren Denley Walker. It is with great sorrow that we announce that "Joseph," as he was known to all, passed away in Houston on Sunday morning, the 3rd of March 2013.
Joseph was a resident of Houston, Texas and Tuckernuck Island. He had a rich life. He was born in the United Arab Emirates and also lived in Singapore before moving to Houston. He attended Klein High School and graduated from Louisiana State University (LSU) in 2010, where he had made the Dean's list, and was also a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He was an energy and natural gas consultant for Choice Energy and was recently awarded "rookie of the year." He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and a certified master diver but first and foremost was LSU's best football fan. His heart was bigger than the world and he loved everyone no matter their race, social standing or religion. He in turn was loved by all because he always found the good rather than look for people's faults and weaknesses. He was truly one of God's great achievements. Joseph dedicated his life to Christ on the 8th of February 2012 at Lakewood Church, and on 9th of September 2012 was baptized at Waters Edge Community Church by Pastor Dwight Edwards.
He is survived by his mother, Grace Walker; and his father, Joseph Walker; his grandfather, Dudley Deville; his grandmothers, Diana Brown and Margarita Deville; his uncles, John Walker and Anthony Deville; and his aunts, Diana Walker, Susan Gieskie, Mary Cochrane, and Vivian Brown. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and hundreds of friends that he would have considered all of his family.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, John Denley Walker, who was a WWII aviator, recipient of the Navy Cross, and was a CIA officer for 30 years. They are together now.
The memorial service is to be conducted at one o'clock in the afternoon on Saturday, the 9th of March, at The Church of St. John the Divine, 2450 River Oaks Boulevard in Houston, where the Rev. Dr. Douglas W. Richnow, Senior Associate Rector, is to officiate. Immediately following, all are invited to greet the family during a reception at Capones Restaurant, 4304 Westheimer Road in Houston.
In lieu of customary remembrances, and for those desiring, contributions in memory of Joseph Warren Denley Walker may be directed to Wounded Warriors Project, Attn: G.O.T, 4899 Beofort Rd., Ste 300, Jacksonville, FL, 32256; or the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 900 Portway Dr, Houston, TX, 77024-7395.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Mar. 6, 2013