Vance Walter Walker


Vance Walter Walker, 89, of Cleveland, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020.

He retired from the United States Army after serving for over 23 years. His service included two tours in Vietnam and one in Korea.

Vance received two Purple Hearts throughout his service, which also resulted in one year in the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center burn unit following a deadly land mine explosion.

Vance was the recipient of the Combat Infantry Badge, two Bronze Service Stars and the United Nations Service Medal during his service in the Korean War. He also received a Campaign Medal and a Service Medal during his time in the Vietnam War.

Vance was an avid and talented golfer for all of his life. He won multiple Father-Son Tournaments at the Waterville Golf Course. He has 13 holes-in-one, most of which he earned at Waterville, and he has collected many other golf accolades.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Gladys Burger.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his children: Vicki Walker, Vance (Delethya) Walker II and Jeanne Walker; grandchildren: Nicholas, Timyrah and Joy of Cleveland and Josh Walker, Dhalia, Deisi, and Xochill Medina of Dalton, Ga.

The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in the chapel of Companion Funeral Home, located at 2415 Georgetown Road N.W., in Cleveland. A Celebration of Vance’s life will begin at 11 a.m.

Vance will be laid to rest in the Chattanooga National Cemetery immediately following the service.

The family would like to say thank you to Morningside of Cleveland for the care they provided. They would also like to say a thank-you to the staff at the Tennessee State Veterans’ Home for the exceptional care Vance received.

You are invited to share a personal memory of Vance or your condolences with his family at his online memorial located at

Companion Funeral and Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Walker family with these arrangements.


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