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From: "Greggory E. Davies" <>
Subject: [LAWINN-L] Morgan W. Walker obit., 1983, Winn Parish, LA
Date: Sun, 27 Dec 1998 17:08:54 -0600


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Obituaries: Morgan W. Walker, Sr., 1983, Winn Parish, LA.
Submitted by Greggory E. Davies, 120 Ted Price Lane, Winnfield, LA 71483

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From: February 23, 1983 Winn Parish Enterprise News-American

Morgan W. Walker

Morgan W. Walker, Sr., 89, of Alexandria, Louisiana, a prominent and
successful Alexandria business man, died at Rapides General Hospital Sunday.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 22, 1983, at St.
James Episcopal Church in Alexandria with burial in Greenwood Memorial
Cemetery.

Mr. Walker was a graduate of Dodson High School and Louisiana Polytechnic
Institute, now Louisiana Tech University, in Ruston where he was a former
classmate of Winnfield native Earl K. Long who later became a governor of
Louisiana.

He left Winn Parish about 1916 to work at a lumber company in McNary,
Louisiana, which at the time was one of the largest lumber operations in the
area. He moved to Alexandria where he eventually merged a group of bus
companies, finally serving as director of the Trans-Continental Bus System
which has operated in more than 40 states.

Mr. Walker was director of TCO Industries, a subsidiary of Holiday Inns. He
was chairman of the board from 1970 to 1978 of Guaranty Bank and Trust
Company of Alexandria. He was a former member of the State Mineral Board
during the administration of Governor Jimmie Davis.

His business interests extended to the dairy industry after he and his wife
began their dairy in the 1930s with one cow and selling milk to their
neighbors. He was known to farmers and dairy men as the "father of Guernseys
in Louisiana," and expanded his dairy interests in Central Louisiana by
founding the Louisiana Guernsey Cattle Club. Walker founded Cloverland
Dairies and was past president and founder of Roemer Dairy Processing;
although Walker Farms were dissolved in 1978, the family retained an interest
in Walker-Roemer Dairies in New Orleans.

Mr. Walker's main community interests included education and he was known as
"father of Scouting" because he was instrumental in reorganization of Scouting
in the 1930s. A past president of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce he was
also a member of the American Dairy Science Association, Oliver Lodge No. 84,
F. & A. M., the El Karuba Temple in Shreveport and the Cenla Shrine Club in
Alexandria.

Mr. Walker is survived by two sons, two daughters, 26 grandchildren and 22
great grandchildren. His wife died in 1960, also two daughters predeceased
him. He is also survived by a nephew, Dr. J. Paul Peters, and a cousin, W.
Stewart Walker, both of Winnfield, as a number of other Winn Parish relatives.
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