Roger Ray Walker left this earth for his heavenly home after a long and courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, June 14, 2009. His strong faith helped him face his battle.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 17, at the First Baptist Church in Santa Anna. The graveside service will be at 4 p.m. at the City of Llano Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. today, at the Davis-Morris Funeral Home in Brownwood.

Roger was born on Jan. 3, 1946, as the only child of Ray and Lucille (Moore) Walker in Brady, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents. Roger is survived by his wife of 33 years, Kathy McInnis Walker. He met his best friend and love of his life in San Angelo in 1974. They were married on Sept. 8, 1975. His pride and joy were his three children and the grandchildren they had given him: a daughter, Kista Stahl and husband Steve of Mansfield; son, J.T. and wife Kate of Garland; and son Matt and wife Camie of Taylor; and four grandchildren, Brenner and Bryce Stahl of Mansfield, Cade Walker of Taylor, and Addison Walker of Garland.

Roger spent his youth in Llano. After graduating from Angelo State University, he enjoyed his 39 years in education in Fredericksburg, San Angelo, Eden and Santa Anna as a teacher, coach, principal, and superintendent. He will be remembered for his love of learning and teaching.

He is also survived by two aunts, Pauline Hasse of Mason and Earlene Turner of Austin; brothers-in-law, Mike McInnis and wife Barbara of Waco, Jay McInnis and wife Robbie of Austin and Jim Whiteley and Patsy. He is also survived by four nephews and numerous cousins.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers you make donations to the American Cancer Society or the education endowment to the school of your choice.

Condolences, memories and tributes can be left for the family at www.mem.com.