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About Roy Lee Walker

About Roy Lee Walker

Who was Roy Lee Walker?

Roy Lee Walker was born on April 27, 1915. Mr. Walker grew up in the Copeville/Farmersville area of Collin County. He completed his undergraduate work at Wesley College in Greenville, Texas, where he graduated as the valedictorian of his class. He later received a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Texas A & M University at Commerce, Texas, and was a teacher and principal in Murphy and Copeville.

Mr. Walker enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps on June 18, 1942, in Dallas, Texas. He served during World War II earning the Good Conduct Medal, Bronze Star, EAME Service Ribbon with one bronze star, and a Distinguished Unit Badge. He was honorably discharged on October 22, 1945.  Mr. Walker was a member of Community North Baptist Church in McKinney, Texas. After World War II, he was principal of J. L. Greer Elementary in McKinney for thirty-eight years.

In 2000, Roy Lee Walker Elementary School in McKinney was opened and named in his honor.