Obituary for Paul Walker
Ponca City Now - May 4, 2021 2:58 pm
September 25, 1935 – May 1, 2021
Paul Walker (JR), 85, resident of Tonkawa, Oklahoma passed away May 1st, 2021, in Wichita Kansas after a recent stroke. A Funeral Ceremony will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, May 7, 2021, at First Baptist Church, 212 North Main Street, Tonkawa with Pastor Terry Ballard officiating. Those unable to attend the Funeral Ceremony, may attend virtually on the Trout Funeral Home website, www.troutfuneralhome.com and click on the live-stream or toolbar icon on the top right corner after 1:45 PM.
Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Tonkawa, 505 Thunderbird Rd, Tonkawa, OK 74653.
Paul Walker was born on September 25,1935 to Col. Paul Walker and Ethel Maxine Worrell in Evanston, Illinois. Growing up he spent time in different parts of the country as his farther was in the Air Force. Some of those places included Fort Worth, Texas, Washington D.C, Mobile, Alabama, Sacramento, California, but the most memorable was the two years in China where he learned to speak Mandarin Chinese.
During high school in the summer, Paul went to Billings, Oklahoma, and worked in the harvest on his grandparents homestead farm. There he learned to hunt and fish.
After High School he joined the Air Force for 4 years, 1955-1959. In the Air Force is was on the marksman team and was in competitions.
Having a love for planes, Paul worked for United Airlines in San Francisco, California, for 10 years as an air craft electronic technician.
Several of the interesting jobs that Paul had over the years included working logging at Bonners Ferris Lumber Company in Idaho, and installing stainless steel milking system at a daily farm in Merced, California.
In 1962 he married Janice Jounger and of this union his daughter, Paula, was born. They were together for about six years before he decided he needed a change of scenery.
He worked for several years for the Tonkawa Foundry and the City of Tonkawa. One of the things that he liked to do was take pictures. He owned and operated a photography studio called Heritage Studios with his father in Tonkawa for many years. He took pictures of rodeos, parades, sporting events, weddings, semi-professional pictures and aerial photos of different towns and nature.
One of the last jobs Paul had was where he was a house manager at Alpha II. He enjoyed working with the clients and showing them how to live their life without alcohol and drugs.
Life wasn’t always easy for him until he accepted Christ and started making changes. He started walking daily with the Lord.
In 2004, he met Gloria Principe and they were a match made in heaven. They married on her 60th birthday. They enjoyed 16 great years together as of September 2020.
He enjoyed life and all it had to offer. Had a great sense of humor and was proud of all his family, especially his grandchildren.
He was a lifetime member of the NRA, had a lifetime hunting a fishing license and celebrated 41 years of sobriety in January of 2021.
Paul is survived by his wife, Gloria Walker, Tonkawa, Oklahoma; daughter, Paula (Bo) Dillon, Florida; step-daughter, Glorita (Terry) Parton, Tonkawa, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Nicole (Chad) Jolley, Brian (Shelly) Dillon Florida; Jimmy (Siew-Ping) Dillion, New Zeland; Devin Vandruff, Tonkawa; Emily Appel, Tulsa; great-grandchildren Jack Jolley, Tyson Jolley, Darla Dillon, Emicree Saucedo and many others that he claimed.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Walker and his parents.
Pallbearers will be John Lucas, Caleb Herren, Jerry Hook, Larry Bess, Scott Cloud, Charles Conaghan. Honorary Pallbearers will be David Dickover, Chet Jeffries and all of his grandchildren.
Source: Trout Funeral Home