In Memory

Coach E. E. "Flash" Walker


E.E. (Flash) WALKER, a longtime area high school coach, died Sunday, April 21, 2002, in Houston, Texas at the age of 91. Flash graduated from Texas Christian University in 1934, where he earned 7 varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball. He was elected to the TCU Letterman's Hall of Fame in 1987. He coached high school athletics from 1935 until his (grudgingly mandatory) retirement in 1976 from Brazosport High School in Freeport, Texas. He coached the South Basketball All-stars in the Texas High School All-Star game in 1961 and was named a member of the THSCA Hall of Honor in 1966. Pre-deceased by his wife of 58 years, Martha Bolinger Walker, Flash is survived by his sister, Zelma Heck of Laredo, Texas (the lone survivor of his 14 siblings); daughter Amanda Walker Burleigh; sons, Robert Walker and wife, Linda, and John Walker and wife, Sherri; grandchildren, Matthew Burleigh, Michelle Burleigh Jackson and husband, Matt, Clint Walker, Amanda Walker Carlstone and husband, Spencer and John Walker, Jr. He is additionally survived by numerous nieces, nephews and members of his extended family. A memorial service will be held at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Lake Jackson, Texas on Friday, April 26, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Flash Walker - L.Z. Bryan Scholarship Fund, c/o Bob Walker, 2931 Albans, Houston, Texas 77005

Published in Houston Chronicle from Apr. 25 to Apr. 26, 2002

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04/11/09 09:14 PM #1    

Tony Barnard

What a coach and man. He was "The Best", and the only one who ever gave me a "SWAT". I can hear that voice shouting out now. "Barnard, do you wanna SWAT?"

06/26/09 08:39 AM #2    

Judy Burkes McGough (Pinkard)

The new basketball court named in his honor is awesome, and so well deserving. He was a great man of character.

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