William “Billy” Felton Walker, longtime resident of Yale, Oklahoma went to meet his Lord and Savior at his home on Saturday morning April 4, 2009 at the age of 82 years old.

Funeral Services have been entrusted to the Palmer Marler Funeral Home in Yale and will be held Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Yale with Dr. D. Grant Wyse and Brother Mich Dershem officiating. Interment will follow at Lawson Cemetery.

Such an incredible man who lived a long and wonderful life, to try and put it in just a few words could never do him justice, but here goes… He was born on January 18, 1927, the son of Earnest “Buck” Walker and Georgia (Ford) Walker. The family moved to Yale to the farm now known as the homestead in 1942. He graduated from Quay School in 1944. He was married to the love of his life, Loretta “Dude” Cody on December 11, 1948.

He worked as a carpenter for Harry Sneed for many years. He then worked at Dalton in Cushing and Moore Business in Stillwater where his reputation was “if its broke Billy can fix it.” He tended oil wells for Arthur and Marcel Silberman all through those years and also cared for the farm land he loved so much. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Yale where he served as Sunday School Superintendent for many years.

Survivors include his wife of over 60 years Loretta “Dude” Walker, three children, two daughters Kathy Smith of Cushing, and Jeni Lacy and husband Terry of Yale, one son, Cody Walker and wife Renee of Fort Meyers, Florida. Eight grandchildren, Tara Hallford of Lakewood, Colorado, Jamie Hurst and husband Chris of Cushing, Jessica Walker of Chula Vista, California, Amanda and Amber Watson attending college in Tahlequah, Cristopher Smith of Cushing and Amelia and Ethan Walker of Fort Meyers, Florida. Also a step-granddaughter Suellen Lacy of Yale and three great-grandchildren, Lexy Tyler and Sadie Hurst of Cushing. Along with many more family members he loved so much.

Condolences and an online guestbook are available at www.palmermarlerfh.com.