Bobray Ray Walker
June 02, 1929 - July 08, 2012
Bobray Ray Walker
Bobray Ray Walker, 83, of Fort Pierce, Florida, died July 08, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loved ones. Born in Caswell County, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Thomas Moten Walker and Carrie Belle Loftis. He was married to Wanda Louise Hazellief, who survives him.
He was a resident of Fort Pierce, since 1968, coming from Fayetteville, North Carolina.
He grew up in Caswell County, North Carolina and joined the United States Army , serving in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He served in the 505 Airborne Infantry Battalion, 82nd Airborne Divison, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was awarded the United States Army Good Conduct Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the WW II, Victory Medal, and the United States, Occupation Medal (Germany). During his military career, while serving in Korea, he was awarded the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Korean Service Medal, and the Republic of Korea medal. He retired from the United States Army in 1966, with more than twenty years of service.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Louise Hazellief Walker of Fort Pierce; three daughters, Alison Leigh Walker of Winter Park, Florida, Maria A. Walker of Tampa, Florida, and Rhonda Gerstle and her husband, Al, of Rockledge, Florida; one son, David M. Talarczyk, and his wife, Laura, of Enterprise, Alabama; one sister, Theo Poteat, of Danville, Virginia; and four grandchildren, Jonathan M. Gerstle, David Mark Talarczyk, Jr., Nicole L. Talarczyk, and Patrick D. Gerstle.
He was also preceded in death by his five sisters, Naomi, Linnie, Pricie, Gladys, and Carrie, and five brothers, Samuel, Woodrow, Miller, Stanford, and Ashley.
A Service to Celebrate his Life will be Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 11:00AM at the Yates Funeral Home and Crematory, Fort Pierce Chapel.
Interment with Full Military Honors will take place at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery, Spring Lake, North Carolina.
Contributions as a Memorial may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 5000 Dunn Road, Fort Pierce, Florida 34981 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4200 Morganton Road, Suite #300, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28314.
An online Guestbook is available at www.yatesfuneralhome.com
Visitation: Map to Fort Pierce Funeral Home
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