FORT WORTH-Tim “Chief” Harris Walker was reunited with his Mom and Dad and other loved ones in heaven on Friday, April 16, 2021 at the age of 68 years.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE: 2 p.m. Friday, April 23, 2021 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Tim and his twin brother Kim were born in Fort Worth, Texas on December 26, 1952 to Jessie Walker and Imogene Simmons Walker. As a child, Tim lived in the Southside of Fort Worth, and spent several of his teenage and adult years living on the west side of Fort Worth.
God, family, ‘boot scootin’, tamale making, and really bad horror flicks were the essence of Tim. He accepted Christ as his savior at a young age. His very outgoing personality and genuine love of people helped him lead others to Christ during downtown soul-winning trips with the First Baptist Church Youth Department, where he served in various leadership roles. Tim loved his family & just adored his mother. Tim went to work at a young age at the Carnation restaurant, bringing food & snacks home every night, and helped supplement the family income. Tim was a go-getter!
His daughter Katrina was his pride and joy and he bragged about her to everyone he met. As Tim’s mother was in failing health, he was sure to visit her regularly and spoil her with cheat snacks even though he was not in the greatest health himself. Texas country music was the beat to Tim’s heart and the Fort Worth Stockyards were his boot scootin’ stomping grounds for years. He was well known throughout the Stockyards. Everyone knew of ‘Chief’, his byname due to his Choctaw Indian heritage, of which he wore with pride embroidered on his cowboy shirts and hats. Tim knew no stranger and had a way of sweet-talking everyone, often without him or her even realizing it. Smiles were seen on every face around him. Everyone liked Chief. Tim was a perfectionist when it came to the tamale making process since he loved to cook, making his tamale-making assistants march to his high standards. The tastiness of the final product made it all okay. Tim could be found spending many late nights in a dark room in front of the television watching horribly cheesy horror movies. He found them captivating and exciting. Tim also was a boxer in Golden Gloves organization & liked to fight. Tim always seemed to have a passion to fight.
Tim attended Paschal and Trimble Tech High Schools in Fort Worth. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1970. He was always writing family & sending pictures, demonstrating his pride in serving his country. After completing his time in the Armed Forces, Tim ventured into many career experiences including working at Porter Warner Foundry, cooking at upscale restaurants, various security positions including Captain of Security at Trinity Meadows Race Track, engineering and maintenance positions, and even shared in running a specialty store in the Stockyards with his sister.
Throughout his journey in life, he met and married the love of his life, Darlene Scoggins. Together they had his beautiful baby girl Katrina. Tim and Darlene later divorced, but Tim never remarried, citing his heart now belonged solely to his baby girl Katrina.
Tim loved his twin brother Kim. They would get together to eat, visit, and drink beer, and reminisce over stories of football, old girl friends, and times they fought together. Kim would want to watch Vampire movies and Tim watched Country Video station all the time.
Later in life, Tim had a number of health challenges, and underwent several major surgeries. Throughout each health scare, Tim’s courage and faith was inspiring and reminded everyone to be thankful for each day granted by God. The day before the stroke that took his life, Tim sat on the porch with his sisters, eating chili and smiling as he viewed pictures of family, remarking on what a ‘beautiful’ day God had given us! Inspiring!
Tim was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Imogene Walker; brother-in-law, Kenneth Franklin, whom he loved and admired greatly.
SURVIVORS: Tim is survived by his daughter, Katrina Head; twin brother Kim Walker, sisters Regina Franklin, Glenda Rupert and husband Rip, Donna Kirby and husband Will, Janet Renee’ Walker, Carla Walley and husband Windle, and brother Jesse Walker, Jr., grandchildren Haley Bass, Payton Anna, and Jackson Anna; several grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
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