Mr. Walker Rhea Ogden, Jr., age 79, of Pineville, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Ogden was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He was a graduate of Baylor University, where he played football. He retired from Willamette Valley Company after serving as Vice President for many years. He was a faithful member of the Philadelphia Baptist Church and dearly loved his Sunday school buddies. One of Mr. Walker’s favorite activities was spending time with family and friends. If you knew him, you probably would have heard one of his favorite jokes (more times than once) or tasted one of his “all world” steaks. . Not only did he love to make people laugh, but he touched the lives of many with his kind and generous heart. He will forever be missed by those that loved and knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walker Ogden, Sr. and Eliza Mae Brannon; brother-in-law, Sgt. Major Jim Gibbons; and son-in-law, Steve Stockton.
Mr. Walker is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Dona Hargrove Ogden; sisters, Virginia "Aunt Suzy" Gibbons of Kilgore, Texas and Ruby Dodgen (Leon) of Kilgore, Texas; son, Michael Rhea Ogden of Shreveport; daughters, Angela Stockton Nessmith (Michael) of Pineville and Julie-Anna L. Ogden of Pineville; grandchildren, Jacob Stockton (Haley), Landon Walker Stockton, Julianna Ogden, Michael Walker Ogden, Amber Hebert (Tavis), and Austin Nessmith; and great grandchildren, Kasen and Hadley Hebert.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that any donations be made to the building program at Philadelphia Baptist Church or to the charity of your choice in his name.
Mr. Ogden was not a fan of big “to do’s”, so his wishes were to keep the funeral “short and sweet” with his family.
Friends may post online messages of condolence for the Ogden family by visiting www.gallagherfh.com.