Berry Funeral Home

3704 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, TN


Walter A. Aguilar

17 January , 19353 September , 2019

Walter A. Aguilar, age 84, of Knoxville, passed away peacefully on September 3, 2019, after a short battle with cancer. Walter was born in Oruro, Bolivia; grew up in Santiago, Chile; and was educated in Germany. He came to the U.S. for his post-graduate work but found his destiny. Walter was a Veteran of the United States Army. His vocation was biochemistry and research. He epitomized life-long learning. His passions were classical music, soccer, the outdoors, dogs, politics, and his family.

He is survived by his wife Carolyn and sons Peter and Eric of Knoxville; daughters Denise and Alexandra, and granddaughters Alicia, Beatrice, and Nora of Germany; sister-in-law Debbie Dexter and brother-in-law Darrell Dexter of Knoxville; and a large family of brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews in both the U.S. and South America. He treasured friendships and was a social butterfly who could never go anywhere without encountering friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 5:00-7:00pm in the Parlors of Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920 with a Memorial Service to follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Salvation Army or your local animal shelter.

Condolences may be made at www.berryfuneralhome.com


  • Visitation Friday, 6 September , 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, 12 September , 2019


Walter A. Aguilar

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Shirley McGuire

6 September 2019

Carolyn, please accept my deepest sympathy for your and your family's loss. I haven't seen you in years but whenever I think of you it is with warm memories of when I was in UT Risk Management and worked with you at UTMC.
Shirley McGuire

Katie Beatty

5 September 2019

One of my fondest memories of childhood was my good friend Peter and his amazing Dad - it is funny what sticks with you 35 years later. I remember his kindness, his love for his children and his sweet gentle spirit. My most sincere condolences upon his loss, my prayers are with you all. I hope you all can find comfort and peace knowing He is in the hands of His creator and completely restored. We're honored to make a donation to the Salvation Army in his name. Much love, Katie (Schuchmann) Beatty

Anne Jackson

5 September 2019

My dearest friends...thank you for the gift of Walter to me!!! We have special memories and laughter when thinking of Walter...my heart is broken for you all...but he is well and strong in the hand of God...listening to his favorite musicians like Handel and Bach...advising them...and Leo is walking streets of gold with this treasured man!! Profound prayers for peace and comfort...and we shall take him wherever we go...this noble and beautiful angel.... what a family!!!!! ♥️♥️♥️Anne Jackson

Karen Wooten

5 September 2019

Carolyn, I am so sorry for your loss...hope your heart will find rest and peace....Karen Wooten

Karen DeBusk-Rodgers

4 September 2019

Mr. Aguilar was a wonderful man, husband and father. Every time I got to see him he made me smile. He loved his family so much and I loved to hear his stories about Eric and Peter growing up. I will miss his laugh, his smile and and seeing the love he had for Carolyn. Carolyn, Peter and Eric, please know that I will always be here for you.