Dr. Thomas Walker

Dr. Thomas Leon "Tom" Walker

Thursday, July 16th, 1953 - Sunday, October 11th, 2020
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Dr. Thomas L. Walker, Captain US Navy, Retired

Thomas L. Walker, DDS, 67 of Lynchburg, VA, passed away peacefully on October 11, 2020, after a valiant five year battle with cancer. Tom was born in Ames, Iowa, to Dr. Leon W. Walker and Thelma M. Walker.

He is survived by his wife Peggy Rice Walker; daughter Stacy A. Crawford (Clay); beloved grandson, Chase; his sister Mary Thompson (Mike) of Austin, TX; brother William Walker (Camilla) of Boulder, CO; brother-in-law, John D. Rice, Jr., White Stone, VA, and sister-in-law Rita A. Walters (Larry) of Chesterfield, VA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Leon Walker and Thelma M. Walker, and his grandparents T.T. Lee and Olive Lee.

Tom became a dentist following in his father’s footsteps. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Iowa State University and his DDS from The University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He was recruited in college by the Navy which resulted in a 20 year career. The Navy sponsored his Endodontic specialization at The University of Texas San Antonio. His final Navy assignment was teaching at the Navy Dental School in Bethesda, MD.
Upon his retirement from the Navy, Tom settled in Lynchburg, VA, where he opened his own Endodontic practice serving the residents of Lynchburg and the surrounding communities for 15 years.
Tom was an avid fan of Iowa State and University of Iowa sports, especially football. He attended games whenever he could get back to Iowa.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 pm, Saturday, October 17, with service to follow at 2 pm at Currie Funeral Home.

Interment private.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 17th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Saturday, October 17th, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Currie Funeral Home
    116 East Church St
    Kilmarnock, VA
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  • Service

    Saturday, October 17th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, October 17th, 2020 2:00pm
    Currie Funeral Home
    116 East Church St
    Kilmarnock, VA
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    Rev. Dennis Martin
  • Interment

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Posted at 10:31am
With our deepest sympathies. Much love, Gary, Shannon and Keagan
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Don and Amy McGonegal

Posted at 08:44pm
CAPT Tom Walker was an outstanding clinician, mentor and friend. We have great memories of Tom and his family during our tour in Norfolk. Our deepest condolences to his family.

Gary and Nancy Hartwell

Posted at 07:55pm
Remembering you and "Dr. Thomas Walker" in our minds and in our hearts.
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Mary Thompson

Posted at 05:41pm

Tom was my younger brother. I treasure the memories of all of the good times we shared through the years. Tom was loving, supportive and always there for me during difficult times. He fought his battle with cancer courageously. I will miss him dearly.

Nancy Osborne

Posted at 04:32pm
I am very sorry to hear of the passing of CAPT Walker. He left a great legacy on the Navy Endodontics Community and the Naval Postgraduate Dental School . Sending my deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.

Very respectfully,
Nancy Osborne

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