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Lon "Dale" Walker, Sr.

March 6, 1943 ~ June 10, 2022 (age 79)


Mr. Lon “Dale” Walker, Sr. age 79, of Chattanooga, TN, passed away on Friday, June 10, 2022.

Dale was born in Meigs County, TN, on March 6, 1943, the son of the late Lon Ott Walker and Edna Josephine Nance Walker. He proudly served in the United States Air National Guard. Mr. Walker owned and operated Wiring Unlimited  from 1989 until 2016. In addition to his parents, Mr. Walker was preceded in death by his three sisters, Willma Sue Griffin, Nina Woodard, and Johnnie Hutton.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Skillington Walker; two sons, Lon Dale Walker, Jr. and Michael Bankston (Maria); two daughters, Beverly Dempsey and Terri DeRoche (Mark); numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a sister, Joy Dixon.

We will carry our memories of Dale in our hearts forever. We all enjoyed his quick wit and endless jokes. I have never thought of Dale without thinking of Judy. They were together forever. Such a legacy of love and devotion. The character trait I most admired in Dale was his determination. He stuck to his decisions and stood his ground. We need more perseverance in the world today. Dale was confident in who he was and held fast to his beliefs. I think Dale would want us to cherish our lives, pursue our dreams, make every day count and hold onto our loved ones a little more tightly.  

A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 10:00 A.M., Heritage Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Heritage Funeral Home.

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Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Chapel.


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June 13, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Home Parlor
7454 E. Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN

Celebration of Life
June 14, 2022

10:00 AM
Heritage Funeral Home Chapel - Chattanooga
7454 E. Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN

June 14, 2022

12:00 PM
Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery
Agency Creek Road
Decatur, TN 37322

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