LAGRANGE – “Cowboy Evangelist” Gary Lee Walker took his last ride to be with His Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 12, 2020.
He was born on Sept. 26, 1940, on his parent’s ranch east of Bayard, Neb., and graduated from Bayard High School. Gary married Vonda Dee Marshall.
He graduated from Frontier School of the Bible in LaGrange in 1972. He was ordained and was a missionary with Rocky Mountain Bible Mission in Montana. He served on the board of Frontier School of the Bible for 20 years.
Gary was the founder of Rodeo Bible Camp Mission in LaGrange. He was a rancher, rodeo stock contractor and big game hunting guide. He traveled more than 40 years as a Cowboy Evangelist in more than 15 states and three countries.
He was the Pastor of Lance Creek Community Church for 18 years, then semi-retired because of his health. In October 2019, Gary was inducted to the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame. In March 2020, Gary and Vonda Dee celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary.
Gary is survived by his wife, Vonda Dee; daughter Adeline Walker Kohl, granddaughters Jenielle, Daycia, Ashley, and Shaley; Mike (Faith) Ball and grandchildren TJ, Austin (Elisabeth), Borden (Virginia), Feilynn, Chantel, Angelina, Viana, and Ethan Ball and six great-grandchildren Westen, Quinten, Braelynn, Esther, Matthias and Robin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Eugenia Walker, brothers Dallas and Donald Walker; children, Wade William, Tome J, and Mary Evelyn Walker Ball; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial for Gary’s family has been established. Please send your condolences to: Walker Family, PO Box 176 Yoder, WY 82244
A private burial was held and a Memorial Service for Gary’s last ride and Celebration of Life will be 1 p.m. Sept. 26 at the LaGrange rodeo arena.
Please come and join us.
Pier Funeral Home of Lusk was in charge of arrangements.