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Our History


The Warford Mortuary was founded in 1962 by Charles E. and Wilma Warford and is the oldest continuously operated African American business in Amarillo.  We have proudly served the Texas Panhandle for over 50 years and look forward to continuing service in the years to come.  Our caring Funeral Directors provide specialized services locally and throughout the state of Texas. We proudly have a reputation for, “A name you can trust and dignified service you can depend on”.


​In 2014, Warford-Walker Mortuary was acquired by The Warford Mortuary Company LLC. The Warford Mortuary Company LLC is an independent, family-owned funeral service company established by Judge Morris L. Overstreet, who was born and raised in the North Heights community of Amarillo, Texas. He grew up directly behind the present location of the Mortuary and attended the elementary school (Carver, later named North Heights) across the street. Judge Overstreet raised his family in Amarillo when he returned after completing his undergraduate education in San Angelo and graduate education in Houston.

The Overstreet family is committed to continuing the legacy of service to the Amarillo area community established by Charles E. Warford.


Mr. Charles Emmett Warford passed July 19, 2017 and was funeralized July 27, 2017.

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Warford-Walker Mortuary has been located in the North Heights Community on Hughes Street in Amarillo, Texas for more than a half century.  Warford-Walker Mortuary has offered services all over Texas, in Amarillo and the Panhandle Region.  Because of our commitment and involvement in the funeral service industry, we can provide services to our families worldwide.

Caring Professionals


The caring and experienced professionals at Warford-Walker Funeral Home are here to support you through this difficult time.  We offer a range of personalized services to suit your family’s wishes and requirements.  You can count on us to help you plan a personal, lasting tribute to your loved one.  And we’ll carefully guide you through the many decisions that must be made during this challenging time.

You are welcome to call us at any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance.  Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.  We also provide a wealth of information here on our web site so you can learn more from the privacy of your own home.

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