Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1958

Lanny Walker LANNY ALLEN WALKER, 64, of Jackson, MO died on Oct. 31, 2003, at his home, with burial in Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield, MO. He was born Oct. 4, 1939, in Owensboro, KY, son of Joseph Allen & Hazel Sanders Walker. Lanny attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1958 at Ranger, TX and married Nancy Dorner in Feb. of 1962. He was formerly of Livingston, TX. A veteran of the Vietnam War, he served 30 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as Chief Master Sergeant in 1987. After retiring the Walkers traveled extensively in the U.S. visiting friends and family. Mr Walker became executive officer of the Air Force Space Technology Center in Albuquerque, NM. Of some 4,800 active duty Air Force chiefs, only about 200 hold this top echelon position. He was selected for Chief in 1983. Before his assignment to AFSTC, Chief Walker held the same job at Western Space and Missile Center at Vandenberg AFB, CA. The chief served 17 years in electronic countermeasures before cross training into the precision measurement equipment laboratory career field. Before becoming the executive officer at Vandenberg AFB, he was logistics electronic equipment monitor at Air Force Systems Command Headquarters at Andrews AFB, MD. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Gary Walker of Jackson, MO; Vincent Walker of Las Vegas, NV; his mother of Goldsboro, NC; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father.