Byron Walker, Sr.

August 16, 1938 - October 3, 2021

Byron Paul Walker, Sr., 83, of Nederland, died Sunday, October 3, 2021, at Christus Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. He was born August 16, 1938, in Port Arthur, to Emelie Marie Provost Walker and Irven Joeseph Walker, Sr.

Byron was a United States National Guard veteran and a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a faithful member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Nederland.  Involved with his church, Byron was a lector for many years and taught religious education for several years. With God first and foremost in his life, Byron was quick to help others in need, selflessly volunteering both time and money for the sake of others. An avid reader and history buff, he was involved in Galveston history, renovated a historic home, worked on the Elissa and supported the Galveston Historical Foundation.

As a parent and grandparent, “Dad/Grandpa” was deeply involved with exposing his family to the world outside of Jefferson County. From instructor at Lamar to working in the petrochemical industry, Byron affected the lives and careers of many in the area.

Other than his faith, there was none more precious to him than his sweet wife, Delia. Inseparable 63 years, they were hardly seen apart. No two ever complimented each other as when they were together. Proud of his accomplishments, his most cherished was finding the love of his life and spending the many years alongside her in the adventure he called life.

Survivors include his wife, Delia Walker, of Nederland; children, Mayna Premeaux and husband, Joel, of Galveston; Laren Bush and husband, Jim, of Jasper; Renay Wilson and husband, Christian, of Colmesneil; and Byron Walker, Jr. and wife, Aaran, of Groves; grandchildren, Lacy Benoit and husband, Zeke Grimes, of Anchorage, Alaska; Shane Benoit, of Houston; Mariah Parise and husband, Caleb, of Beaumont; and Paige Acuña and husband, Joe, of League City; great-granddaughter, Lilah Acuña; and siblings, Irven Walker, Jr (deceased) and wife, Janet Walker of Port Arthur, Kenneth Walker and wife, Carolyn, of Houston; Lowell Walker and wife, Sheila, of Nederland; Dian Cole, of Port Arthur; Gregory Walker and wife, Tenna, of Bridge City; and Bernadette Cascio and husband, John, of Beaumont.

A gathering of Mr. Walker’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 a.m., Thursday, October 7, 2021, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 211 Hardy Avenue, Nederland, with his interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves. The services for Mr. Walker will be livestreamed on the St. Charles Catholic Church facebook page.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Life League, Inc., P.O. Box 1350, Stafford, Virginia 22555.

Please observe social distancing guidelines. By attending any public event you are acknowledging the risk of exposure to the Corona Virus. Please follow the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control: cdc.gov

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • October 6, 2021
  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rosary

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • October 6, 2021
  • 6:00 pm

Mass of Christian Burial

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
  • 211, Hardy Ave, Nederland, TX, 77627,
  • October 7, 2021
  • 10:30 am

Interment

Greenlawn Memorial Park – Groves
  • 3900, Twin City Hwy, Groves, TX, 77619,

Comments (9)

    Yolanda Avery says:

    I loved working with Byron recruiting students to work. He was a great guy. Delia- our days at LIT were fun. Praying for you and your family.

    Russell Devillier says:

    Delia and Byron, Jr. , I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Bryon for many years. I will not be able to make the service but I will be thinking about you and praying for you both. – Russell

    Nancy Kingston Quinn says:

    I cannot say how sorry I am for your loss. Uncle Byron was such a sweet and special presence in my childhood…larger than life and always with that beautiful smile. We know where he is though; heaven is just a little richer right now.
    Love and prayers to Nanny and the family.

    Patricia May says:

    My Heartfelt Sympathy for mr Walkers wife & all his siblings. Due to the COVID Virus i will not be attending, but my Prayers for all of his Dear Family. Being a Widow myself I Understand how much it Hurts. Byron is with his Lord Jesus now, His Loved Ones are Hurting, 🙏

    Dena Kingston DeYoung says:

    My heart breaks for your family. Byron was such a sweet man, always so kind and gentle. He made a huge impression on my life and will be greatly missed. Sending all my love and prayers.

    Patricia May says:

    My Heartfelt Sympathy for Byron Walkers wife, & all his family. Due to tne COVID Virus i will not attend, but My Prayers for All his Family, especially his wife & Children, Ms Pat May

    Fred Cascio says:

    Our heartfelt condolences to you, Delia, and all the Walker family during this time of loss. Our prayers are with you in this difficult time.

    Sincerely,
    Fred Cascio, Mary Cascio, Joseph Blakeley

    Kathy and Dannie Gaudet says:

    Delia, Byron is such a joyful soul.
    He will be remembered fondly by us the many persons whose life he touched. Love and prayers for you and your family.

    Libbie Nylin says:

    Delia and Bryon were the picture and love and happiness for all of us who knew them.
    My love to Delia for this terrible loss.
    Libbie & Bill Nylin

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