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William "Bricey" Walker

December 13, 1936 ~ July 2, 2022 (age 85)


William Bricey Walker of Keyes, Oklahoma died July 2, 2022 in Miramar Beach, Florida. Bricey was born December 13, 1936 in Tallahassee, Florida to William Cullen Walker and Sara Eleanor (Barwick) Walker.

Bricey loved playing baseball and swimming during his childhood in Florida. He attended Mary Help of Christians school in Tampa where school outings included attending Cincinnati Reds spring training games thereby becoming a lifelong Reds fan.

Bricey moved to Guymon, Oklahoma during high school. He joined the Army in 1954 and served in the 82 nd Airborne in Fort Bragg, NC, moving back to Guymon afterwards where he met Birdie Louise Ritter.

Bricey and Birdie were united in marriage on June 14, 1958 in Guymon, a marriage that would last until Birdie’s death in 2012. Bricey worked at Michigan Wisconsin Pipeline Co near Guymon, eventually transferring to Brownsville, Tennessee and then near Madisonville, Kentucky where he bought a small farm nearby. During this time, he farmed and became a trained welder while holding a full-time job at the pipeline company.

In 1976, Bricey and his family moved to Keyes, OK and he took a job as a pumper at Colorado Interstate Gas Co. (CIG). Bricey also continued welding in his spare time. Eventually, Bricey bought a commercial fishing license and a fishing boat (Bearcat). He would go to Alaska every summer and fish the Cook Inlet for salmon, which he continued to do well into his 70s.

Bricey was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Birdie, sister Marsha, and his brother Herman.

Survivors include his children, JD (Aimy), Jacque (Randy), Bill (Shannon), and Darryl (Mirna), 11 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jim and Billy. 

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