Thomas Edward Walker, 65, of Lampasas died April 13, 2019 at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Temple.
Visitation is May 2 from 5-7 p.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel.
Burial with full military honors will be in the family cemetery on his home place May 3 at 1 p.m.
Thomas was born Aug. 5, 1953 in Austin to Lewis Conrad and Mary Ruth McCulley Walker. That year, the family moved to Monte Alto in the Rio Grande Valley, where Lewis began employment with the Texas Soil Conservation Service. That job took the family across South Texas and north to Seymour. In 1959, Lewis and Mary Ruth brought their sons back to the home place on FM 1690, where Lewis farmed and raised sheep and goats, and the boys attended Lampasas schools.
In 1972, Thomas joined the U.S. Army where he served as an indirect fire infantryman, a unit supply specialist, inventory clerk and later vehicle mechanic. He rose to become a non-commissioned officer.
Thomas was ordered back to active duty with the Army National Guard and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom in both Iraq and Kuwait. He was awarded the Iraq Campaign Medal. He also served in Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas; Hanua, Germany; Dallas, Fort Bliss, Brownwood and retired at Fort Hood after 20 years of service.
He is survived by his brother, David C. Walker and wife LaDell of Lampasas, and cousin Jane Williamson of Woodway.
Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project.