Walker, Vance Walter (Cleveland)

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Vance Walter Walker, 89 of Cleveland, passed away on Saturday, September 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 2 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 Hole-In-Ones, most of which are at Waterville, and has collected many other golf accolades.

He was 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.

The family will receive friends from 9-11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 21 in the Chapel of Companion Funeral Home, 2415 Georgetown Road NW 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 thank you to the staff at the Tennessee State Veterans’ Home for the exceptional care Vance received.

Pontes, Jason DeOliveira (Cleveland)

Ramsey, Yolanda Ledford (Cleveland)

Stevenson, Charlie (Cleveland)


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Pontes, Jason DeOliveira (Cleveland)

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Ramsey, Yolanda Ledford (Cleveland)

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Edgar Joseph "Joe" Knight

Edgar Joseph "Joe" Knight, 70, departed this life on September 11, 2020. He was born on Dec. 20, 1949, in Chattanooga. He attended Riverside High School. He retired from Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute, where he served many years as a cook. He was preceded in death by his mother, Josephine Knight Jackson; father, Charles H. Fearn. Mourning his loss are his daughter, ... (click for more)

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