In memory of
Col. Wiley Walker
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In memory of
Col. Wiley Walker
Col. Wiley Walker Canyon Lake, TX - Colonel Wiley W. Walker passed away on May 7, 2019 in New Braunfels, Texas. Col. Walker was born on October 25, 1932 in Nashville, Tennessee to Mr. Edwin H. Walker and Mrs. Ora Nicks Walker. He was raised in Dickson, Tennessee and attended the county schools. Wiley graduated from the University of Tennessee where he received a bachelor's degree. He went on to receive his master's degree from Troy State University in Troy, Al. He graduated from the Military Reserve Officer Program and joined the Army as a Second Lieutenant in September 1954. He remained on active Military Service for 27 years. He was also an Army Aviator. He served in the 1st Calvary Division, the 101st Airborne Division, and with the Special Forces. Col. Walker was an Engineer Platoon Leader, an Engineer Company Commander, and Commander of two engineer Battalions. His overseas assignments included two years in Iran, one year in South Korea, two assignments to Viet Nam and to the Dominican Republic. He also served on the Army General Staff and attended the Army War College in Carlisle, PA. He was awarded 33 medals, 30 of which were combat awards. After retiring from the Army, he joined the Architecture Engineer Company of Caudell Rowlett and Scott. He became Vice President of International Products and was in charge of projects in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Kuwait, and Colombia (South America). He retired from the CRS Company in 1997 and moved to Canyon Lake, Texas. Wiley is survived by his wonderful wife, Evelyn; six daughters, Kimberly Grant and husband Douglas, Melissa Kazy and husband Joel, Rebecca Kehoe and husband Robert, Julie Brannon, Amy Vela and husband Manny and Nancy Walker, his sister Harriett Hinkle and her husband, Dr. James Hinkle, thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. from the chapel of the Taylor Funeral Home. Dr. James Hinkle officiated. Visitation took place on Saturday evening, May 11th from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and on Sunday beginning at 9:00 a.m. until time of service. Place of rest is in the Dickson Union Cemetery. There was full military honors. Services are under the direction of the Taylor Funeral Home. (615)446-2808 www.TaylorSince1909.com
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In memory of
Col. Wiley Walker
Col. Wiley Walker Canyon Lake, TX - Colonel Wiley W. Walker passed away on May 7, 2019 in New Braunfels, Texas. Col. Walker was born on October 25, 1932 in Nashville, Tennessee to Mr. Edwin H. Walker and Mrs. Ora Nicks Walker. He was raised in Dickson, Tennessee and attended the county schools. Wiley graduated from the University of Tennessee where he received a bachelor's degree. He went on to receive his master's degree from Troy State University in Troy, Al. He graduated from the Military Reserve Officer Program and joined the Army as a Second Lieutenant in September 1954. He remained on active Military Service for 27 years. He was also an Army Aviator. He served in the 1st Calvary Division, the 101st Airborne Division, and with the Special Forces. Col. Walker was an Engineer Platoon Leader, an Engineer Company Commander, and Commander of two engineer Battalions. His overseas assignments included two years in Iran, one year in South Korea, two assignments to Viet Nam and to the Dominican Republic. He also served on the Army General Staff and attended the Army War College in Carlisle, PA. He was awarded 33 medals, 30 of which were combat awards. After retiring from the Army, he joined the Architecture Engineer Company of Caudell Rowlett and Scott. He became Vice President of International Products and was in charge of projects in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Kuwait, and Colombia (South America). He retired from the CRS Company in 1997 and moved to Canyon Lake, Texas. Wiley is survived by his wonderful wife, Evelyn; six daughters, Kimberly Grant and husband Douglas, Melissa Kazy and husband Joel, Rebecca Kehoe and husband Robert, Julie Brannon, Amy Vela and husband Manny and Nancy Walker, his sister Harriett Hinkle and her husband, Dr. James Hinkle, thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. from the chapel of the Taylor Funeral Home. Dr. James Hinkle officiated. Visitation took place on Saturday evening, May 11th from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and on Sunday beginning at 9:00 a.m. until time of service. Place of rest is in the Dickson Union Cemetery. There was full military honors. Services are under the direction of the Taylor Funeral Home. (615)446-2808 www.TaylorSince1909.com
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214 North Main Street
Dickson, TN 37055
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