Whitey Bob was born in Dallas. Walker was an ambassador to the sport of rodeo. He is deeply missed but his spirit lives on in the hearts and memories of all that were privileged to know him.
He learned to rope at the age of 12 and learned to bulldog in the early 1950’s. He competed professionally all over the U.S. In Cheyenne, he holds the record for having hazed for nine of the winners.
He competed professionally all over the U.S. In Cheyenne, he holds the record for having hazed for nine of the winners. He enjoyed teaching other young men how to dog a steer and had several schools over the years.
Spokesman and PRCA Gold Card holder, he was named Rodeo Man of the Year in 1993. He served several terms on the Texas Circuit Board of Directors. A retired Dallas fireman, he was well known and recognized as the Marlboro Man in national advertising from 1973 to 1978. He was a leader in his community.