Public invited to funeral for Leander unaccompanied veteran

An unaccompanied veteran from Leander will be laid to rest next week in Killeen.

Mark Lyle Walker, 58, passed away in August. He served as a submariner in the US Navy.

The public is invited to attend the funeral services for Walker and to pay their respects at the Beck Funeral Home in Cedar Park on Thursday, September 26 at 9 a.m. with Rabbi Jonathan Dade of Georgetown officiating.

Walker will be buried with honors following the service at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen at 11 a.m.

"Anyone who passes away as an unattended veteran will be afforded the highest honor we can give. I encourage all members of our community to pay their respects to this hero either through attending the ceremony or sending a note of condolence on the funeral home website," Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said.

As Walker died with no known family, the funeral is being paid for by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10427 of Leander and Beck Funeral Home. Williamson County is contributing the standard $300 allotted for indigent burials. 

"VFW Post 10427 is pleased to work with Williamson County to honor Mr. Walker's service to our country," post commander Mitch Fuller said. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to VFW Post 10427 in Leander to help with this service as well as other needs for veterans. Walker's obituary can be viewed here.