OBITUARY

Vernon Clifford Walker Jr.

August 18, 1942March 6, 2019

Vernon Clifford Walker, Jr (Cliff) 8/18/1942 – 3/06/2019

Vernon Clifford Walker, Jr. (Cliff) passed away March 6, 2019 surrounded by family members. Cliff was a devoted husband, father, and uncle. Cliff was predeceased by his father Vernon Walker, Sr. and mother Dorothy. He is survived by his loving wife Linda, daughter Lisa, sister-in-law Evelyn Sinclair, nephews Tim, Alan (Chelsey) and Ron Sinclair (Thea), nieces Kathy Nelms (Darrell), Robin Sandy (Bobby), great nephews Gavin, Griffin, Gunner, Rex and Magnus, and great nieces Hayley, Kyrsten, Annabelle, Estella, Evy and Emily.

Cliff was born in Eastman, Georgia and ended his journey on earth in Marietta, Georgia. Cliff was a graduate of Georgia Tech with a degree in Engineering. He parlayed his childhood hobby of Amatuer (Ham) radio into his lifelong profession-he became a Master Radio Electronics Officer in the Merchant Marines. In that capacity he supplied our military troops during the Viet Nam, Desert Storm and the current War in Afghanistan. He travelled the world to over 60 countries during his days at sea. Upon retiring, Cliff became the Secretary/Treasurer of his Union, American Radio Association, and was dedicated and tenacious in serving his fellow Union members until just 2 days prior to his passing.

Cliff’s favorite past times were cooking, photography and feeding and watching the birds and other creatures of nature on his property. He was also a master carpenter who enjoyed building and crafting exquisite furniture and built in bars. Cliff will be most remembered for his giving spirit to all creatures great and small, human and wildlife alike.

A memorial service for family and close friends will be held privately.

Services

  • Private Memorial Service
REMEMBERING

Vernon Clifford Walker Jr.

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Debbie Goldberg Gwynn

March 18, 2019

Linda, Please accept my deepest condolences. Let all your wonderful memories of being together warm your heart. Keep strong... Debbie

Marcia Quallo-Lange

March 17, 2019

While I never had the pleasure of meeting Cliff in person, we did share a few humorous phone conversations when I called and you were not home. He loved you very much.

My heart is with you during this difficult time.

Rest In Peace Cliff.

Kelly Anderson

March 14, 2019

Cliff and I had many years together in the same Union working on ships at sea all over the world, but it wasn't until very recent years when Cliff and I met, both as elected officials of the American Radio Association. For the relatively short time I knew Cliff personally, I feel like I got to know him well, through his many stories, accounts, and opinions. He was a very honest person and that quality was of utmost important to him. He was also a tireless worker. He loved radio and ships and after he could not longer sail due to physical limitations, he was active in the Union leadership enthusiastically working with the Union members and new recruits who were just getting started in the career he enjoyed so much. 73 ES BV OM SK

Patti Corbett(Haskoe)

March 13, 2019

I'm very sorry for your loss. Please take care of yourself.

Toby Bersach

March 13, 2019

Linda, I am so sorry to hear about your loss of your husband. There are no words that can make things better. He will always be in your heart! Remember all the wonderful memories!

John Calpini

March 13, 2019

Dear friend, I am so sorry for your loss and can only believe that Cliff will be waiting for you to join him in Heaven when you are ready! Love and sorrow, john🙏

Sharon and Jim Howell

March 13, 2019

Dearest Linda,
Although you have lost someone so special, know that the love in your every memory will continue to live on. With our very deepest sympathy.
Love, Sharon and Jim

Evelyn Sinclair

March 13, 2019

My honorary brother was quite a guy. He loved to talk and share his life's adventures. If you were around Cliff you know he was going to tell you how things were, or should be, according to him. He wasn't shy about it, that was part of who he was. Also, if you knew Cliff you would know that his tales and opinions were not the only things he shared; he was one of the most generous people I have ever had the honor to know. He was supportive as a family member whenever he could be and he and my sister's home were always open to all. Cliff loved a good party and was really in his element when the party was at his home. He would oversee the goings on from his beautiful hand crafted bar in the party room. He was the captain of his own little vessel and could not have been happier. Cliff, your departure leaves a deafening silence and you are missed.

Kyrsten Sinclair

March 13, 2019

Sending you love and sympathy during this time.
He was a great man with a young soul.
He lived a very full life and had an amazing loving partner by his side and because of that I know uncle Cliff is up there in Paradise full of peace.
His memory will live on forever.

Lynn Lozano

March 13, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss, Linda. I never had the opportunity to meet Cliff but I know you two had a great relationship. Warm thoughts and prayers are with you.

FROM THE FAMILY