Harley was born January 9, 1899 in Desoto or Brevard County to the parents of C. W. “Kyle“ and Martha Jane “Mattie” (Mathis) Walker. He was inducted into the army at Ft. Meade, Polk County, on July 26, 1917, served overseas and received an honorable discharge March 21, 1919. The following year Harley married Margaret “Marjorie” Buntz on July 3, 1922. After living in Jacksonville for a short time they moved to Louisiana before returning to Florida. Harley moved from Ft. Myers with his wife to Miami in 1933 seeking work. He died a short time later on December 24th from a heart attack. He is buried at Ft. Myers in the Ft. Myers Memory Gardens.
Harley W. Walker Obituary
Fort Myers News-Press, Dec. 27, 1933…Funeral services for H(arley) W. Walker, 34, who died in Miami Monday, will be held at 11 o’clock this morning at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel on First street. A military service will be conducted by members of the American Legion. Walker had gone to Miami from this city to seek employment. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Kyle Walker of this city, three brothers and five sisters. They are C. C. Walker of Dade City, B. N. Walker of Atlanta, Sherman Walker of this city, Mrs. Beulah McGuire of Deland, Mrs. Lulu James of Tampa, Mrs. Belle Fadden of New York, Mrs. Mendal Steadman of Atlanta and Mrs. M. Whitehead of this city. Note: Mendal above is actually Myrtle and Harley’s wife is not mentioned, but was the informant on his death certificate, suggesting some bad blood in the family dynamics.