Cleo Frances Passons Walker
March 2, 1928 – December 22, 2021
Cleo Frances Passons Walker was born March 2, 1928 in Warren County, TN to the late T.A. and Zettie Hudgens Passons. She passed away Wednesday, December 22, 2021 in Lawrenceburg, TN.
She grew up in Sparta, except for a brief time in Giles County. She was a 1945 Wayne County High School graduate. Her lifelong dream of being a teacher came true and she spent 43 years working in the White County Schools. Higher Education included a BS degree from Martin College where she was awarded membership in Phi Delta Kappa and Delta Psi Omega Honor Societies. She then attained her MA Degree from TTU where she was a member of the Kappa Delta Phi and Phi Delta Kapp Honor Societies.
As Supervisor of Instruction in the White County Schools, she wrote many federal grants which earned funding for the School System. One Federal Project was the highly successful Summer School Program. Beginning in 1967 and continued in some form for many years, she was the Director for all three Summer Headstart Programs. She was named Upper Cumberland Supervisor of the Year, President of the Middle TN Supervisor Association and was nominated for Supervisor of the year while in service. Locally she was Charter President of Alpha Delta Kappa and a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma, showing continuing support in education efforts. She considered her greatest achievement being mother to her two children, Stephen Glynn and Katherine.
Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband: Jimmy Glynn Walker; son: Stephen Glynn Walker; grandson: Glynn Lane Walker; brother: William T. Passons; and sister-in-law: Maxine Passons.
She is survived by her daughter: Katherine W. Dunn of Lawrenceburg, TN; grandchildren: Chris (Tiffany) Walker of Gallatin, TN, Drew Dugger of Florida, Dustin Dugger of Lawrenceburg, TN, and Mandy Dunn (Eric) McClaren of Lawrenceburg, TN; great-grandchildren: Abany Dugger, Hallie Dugger, Weston Hagen, Grayson McClaren, Annalee McClaren, Tallan McClaren, Calley Walker, Dalton Walker, Kalya Walker and Kolby Walker.
Graveside services and interment for Cleo Frances Passons Walker were held 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at Old Union Cemetery with Roy Whited officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Old Union Cemetery Fund, c/o: Hunter Funeral Home, PO Box 90, Sparta, TN 38583. Hunter Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.