Deaths • 08-02-13

Posted on 02 Aug 2013 at 10:30am

Rodriguez.IvanAngel Ivan Rodriguez, 40, died July 28, 2013, at Legacy Founders Cottage in Dallas.

Angel was born Aug. 9, 1972, and graduated from Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas.

He lived in Dallas for the last 23 years. He worked as assistant director of logistics at Stevens Transport. He leaves behind many friends and family members.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 9 at St. Mark Catholic Church in Plano. Memorial contributions may be made to Legacy Counseling Center and Founders Cottage, 828 S. Tyler St., Dallas, TX, 75208.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rick-Walker-1057Richard (Rick) Wayne Walker died at his home in Irving on July 20, 2013.
Rick was a professional magician, florist, event planner and designer.

He was born Nov. 25, 1948, in Monticello, Miss. He graduated from Monticello High School, Copiah-Lincoln Junior College and Whitworth College.

Rick co-owned a clothing boutique in Mississippi until 1977, when he moved to Dallas, where he worked as a fashion model and started his own company. R.W. Innovations Inc. was incorporated in 1983 with two divisions: Rick Walker Designs and Rick Walker Magical Productions.

Rick worked in the Blackstone Magic Show as an assistant to Harry Blackstone. In 1988, Rick was named one of the top five magicians in the U.S., leading to a tour of Europe.

Rick made numerous TV appearances, and served as a movie consultant and adviser.

Rick’s act featured large-scale illusions, such as cutting a woman in half and levitation. He opened for celebrity acts, including Patrick Duffy, Ray Charles, Kay Star, Susanne Summers and Frank Gorshin.

Rick also trained Miss America contestants in talent and presentations, including one who was crowned winner and one who came in the top 10.

Rick was a member of the Airliner Social Club from 1988 to 2012, and served as president of the Teleflora North Texas Unit Board in 2011. He was also a member of the Texas Association of Magicians and the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

Rick is survived by his mother, Gerry Walker of Monticello, Miss.; and sister, Kathy Walker Robers of New Hebron, Miss.

A celebration of life will be held at the Dallas home of Rick’s friend, Al Daniels, on Aug. 18. For more info, email allenjdaniels@aol.com.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition August 2, 2013.

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