Doris Smith Walker

Obituary for Doris Smith Walker

April 9, 1923 - February 8, 2018
Austin, Texas | Age 94


Doris Smith Walker, 94, of Austin TX, peacefully passed away on February 8, 2018, at Brookdale Assisted Living Center. She was born, Doris Pearl Sherman, in Maydelle, TX on April 9, 1923. Her husbands Wallis M. Smith and Roy E. Walker precede her in death, as well as her parents, G. Z. and Mary Lou Sherman of Lamesa, TX, her brother Gilbert Sherman and her sister, Flaurine Lanious and her twin brother William "Billy" Sherman. She is survived by her sons, Wallis Smith, Jr. (aka G. S. Khalsa) and Gary Smith, her grandchildren Elizabeth Humphrey, Jasjit Smith, Amrit Jiwan Smith, and her great-grandson, Slade Humphrey.

Doris enjoyed listening to music and playing the piano. She sang in the Central Christian Church choir and the Austin Saengerrunde Damenchor. She was quite an influence on her sons' musical aspirations. Her mother, as well as herself, played the piano. She also liked bowling, fishing, and traveling. She majored in Music at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX.

She first worked for the IRS and then supported her husband Wallis in their insurance company and real estate ventures. Her husband Wallis built and managed the Red Oak apartments and the La Villita apartments in West Campus. After his passing, she became the manager of those apartments by the University. At the beginning of each fall semester, she would hold a get together party for the tenants attending the University. She was an active supporter of the Austin Symphony and the UT Longhorn Band.

We recognize granddaughter Elizabeth Humphrey for Doris' long-term care, along with the loving staff and hospice team at Brookdale.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Weed-Corley-Fish at 3125 N. Lamar Blvd. Visitation will begin at 1pm. Donations may be made to Hospice Austin or Family Eldercare of Austin or charity of your choice.

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Austin, TX 78705
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