Fred Ralph Walker
1938 - 2021
BORN
1938
DIED
2021
Fred Walker passed away on July 7, 2021, due to complications from Parkinson's disease. Fred was born in Las Vegas on July 9, 1938 and was a lifelong resident. He attended St. Joseph elementary school, Bishop Gorman High School and graduated in 1957 from Las Vegas High School. He started his career at the Golden Nugget in the "cage" then moved to the Tropicana Hotel and became a 21 dealer. He worked at the Tropicana for the next forty years retiring as a floorman. He was very athletic and played baseball, football, water skied, and snow skied but his passion was golf. He had 4 holes in one, started a very successful golf tournament that lasted for over 15 years, and in later life was the marshal on the Mountain Falls golf course in Pahrump. He will be remembered for his old Vegas charm, the twinkle in his eye, that full head of hair, and an engaging sense of humor. He is survived by his daughter Kim Walker (Kerry Lieb) and son Don Walker; grandchildren Caitlin WalkerLieb (Travis Smith), Zachary WalkerLieb (Laura Polster) and Kefir Walker; and three great grandchildren Annabelle, Layla, and Ryker. Services will be held Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 10 am, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 5830 Mesa Park Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89135,


Published by Las Vegas Review-Journal on Jul. 30, 2021.
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4
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10:00a.m.
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
5830 Mesa Park Drive, Las Vegas, NV
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pleasure to have worked with you at the Tropicana mel freedman
mel freedman
August 13, 2021
I worked at the Trop, golfed and snow skied with Freddie for over 20 years! A nicer and better person probably didn't exist. Lots of great memories! My condolences to you Donnie and the rest of your family,
Craig Guderian
Work
August 2, 2021
I send my deepest condolences to Fred´s family. He was a wonderful man that I have known since our days at LVHS. He was a sincere and generous human being that I will miss. Rest In Peace my friend.
Mickey Hollingshead
Friend
July 31, 2021
So sorry to learn of Fred's passing. He was always of our favorite people. Loved his easy manner, laughter and cheerful smile. Many happy memories.
Cynthia (Phil) Cicero
Friend
July 31, 2021
I met Fred when I worked at the Tropicana back in 1975. We were both dealers at the time & I remember Fred always was helpful & a joy to work with. RIP my friend & play a great round of golf!
William "Bill" Barry Jr
Work
July 30, 2021
A good friend.We've had a working ,golfing relationship for many years. He will be sorely missed. My heartfelt sympathy to Fred's family.
David Bremner
Friend
July 30, 2021
My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Freddie Walker. I worked with Fred for around 38 years at the Tropicana. He was working in the cage alongside Mitt Ellingston when I started there in the Craps Pit in 1972. He retired a little before I did, and we used to talk frequently about the good old days and lament that we were the last two left from those times. He was a great guy from when it was the real Las Vegas. He will be missed by all who knew him. Rest in peace my friend.
Dennis Kelley
Work
July 30, 2021
Fred was a fine man. He will be missed by all who's lives he touched. RIP
Jerry Speer
Friend
July 30, 2021
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