Travis William Walker Jr


Travis William Walker, Jr., 50, of Waco passed away Thursday October 5, 2023 after a very courageous and hard fought battle with pancreatic cancer.

Celebration of life Service: 1 – 3PM Saturday October 14 at Parkview Baptist Church, 1100 E. Lake Shore Dr., Waco, Tx. 76708.

Travis was born March 4, 1973, in Coleman, Texas. He was the second child of Travis and Linda Walker. He married the love of his life, Jennifer Hejl, on October 1, 1994. They were married for 29 years and blessed with five children, Brittany, Courtney, Robyn, Andrew, and Christopher.

Travis was a Deacon at Parkview Baptist Church who loved to spread the word of God to all the people he encountered. He was baptized at the Trent Baptist Church and ordained as a Deacon at Chalk Bluff Baptist Church before moving his membership to Parkview Baptist Church.

Travis was a Christian who honored his God and his family. He was always a very cheerful individual, and everyone knew where he was simply by listening to the whistling. He was a great encourager and motivator and loved all those he met, especially babies and children. He will be missed by all who knew him and probably even by those who didn’t. He was a joy to be around and always made people believe that they could accomplish more than they thought they could.

Travis attended Trent ISD from kindergarten all the way to graduation in 1991. He then attended Angelo State University where he received a bachelor’s degree in English in 1994 and a Master of Education in 1999. He went on to teach, coach and direct at several schools before taking a job at Abbott ISD in 2006 as principal, a position which he later gave up to become a full-time theatre teacher in the district. During his time at Abbott, he developed an outstanding theatre program that competed at State One Act Play Contest for the last 11 years. During that time, they won four State Championships, five Samuel French’s, four runners up finishes, along with numerous other cast awards as well as many outstanding technician awards. Travis was awarded the UIL Sponsor Excellence Award in 2018-2019. This honors sponsors who help students develop and refine extracurricular talents. Travis was also a member of the Society of Creative Anachronisms where his friends there knew him as Don Edward Mercer. He had many roles in this organization but he was a rapier fighter for his majesty. He was elevated to the order of the White scarf in 2002, was a Queen’s champion six times and was given a Court Barony in 2005.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Travis and Linda Walker and his brother-in-law, Joe Lindsey.

Travis is survived by his wife, Jennifer Walker; daughters, Brittany and fiancé Devin, Courtney, and Robyn; two sons, Andrew, and Christopher, all of Waco; brother, Thomas Walker of Granbury; sister, Kim Lindsey of Merkel; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family would like to thank the many doctors who traveled on this journey with us, specifically Dr. Okani at Texas Oncology on Horizon Circle and Dr. Zhao at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. We would also like to thank all the wonderful people who prayed for us during this difficult time and those who continue to pray.


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  1. Kim, so sorry about the loss of your brother. Ii pray for healing for you and your family and I also hope you are able to find comfort in knowing that he’s no longer suffering and that he’s with the Lord.
    Zoann Price

  2. May God with your family. Have the peace and all loved And care for you. Remember the good times you and him had together.

  3. Dear Jennifer and Family, I’m so sorry for your loss of Travis. He was a good man and it was nice to watch the kids grow up at Chalk Bluff Baptist Church. I knew he loved teaching and he was a very accomplished person. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am glad that he is not suffering any longer.
    Kim Meredith

  4. I’m so sorry for your loss. I officiated with Travis and consider myself a better man having known him. A huge loss to the world in so many aspects. He will be missed dearly.

  5. Travis was a great person and caring. He also was a great sports official. I enjoyed conversations with him and will definitely miss him. Praying for his family during this difficult time.

    Ben Pinckney
    Waco Football and Basketball Chapter

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