Dale Thomas “Donnie” Walling, 60, of Newport, formerly of Dunlap, died September 10, 2011.
He joined the United States Navy and became a dental tech and later created the Flexible Denture for cancer survivors.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Susan Kay Walling; and father, Thomas J. “T.J.” Walling.
Survivors include his mother, Kate Narramore Walling; two daughters, Michelle (Ronny) Collier of Pikeville and Dondra Walling of Dunlap; and grandchildren, Marshell and Mary Collier.
A private tree-planting memorial was held Sunday, September 18 at the home of his daughter, Michelle Collier, for family and close friends.
An online guestbook is at www.ewtonfuneralhome.com.
Ewton Funeral Home of Dunlap was in charge of arrangements.