Danny Walling lost his battle on May 13, 2020 after four and a half long years to cancer. Danny was born in Shawnee, OK on April 8th, 1963 to Charlene (Lee) Walling and Clifford Walling. Growing up he enjoyed baseball, hunting, fishing, and motor cross racing. He later found a passion for aviation and meteorology.
Danny was a lifelong Oklahoma Sooner and Kansas City Chiefs fan, and was able to see one of his final wishes come true this last year as the Chiefs went all the way to win the Super Bowl.
Danny graduated from Shawnee High School in 1981 and would soon join the United States Air Force in 1983. He was assigned as an Environmental Health Specialist at RAF Bentwaters, England and then transferred to McClelland Air Force Base in Sacramento, CA. During his service to his country Danny was awarded the “Outstanding Achievement” medal of honor. While on leave Danny met his soon to be wife Melinda in 1984, and the two married shortly thereafter in Sacramento, CA on January 18th, 1985. The couple returned to Oklahoma later that year, and Danny would start a 25-year career path at Tinker AFB as a Packaging Specialist. He took a brief 10-year hiatus to help support the family business as the General Manager and Lead Salesman of a local OKC foundation repair company, where he was awarded “Top Salesman” several years in a row. Danny later returned to Tinker AFB where he finished out his career.
Danny is survived by his wife Melinda (Kane) Walling of 35 years along with his three fur babies Daisy, Rocky, and Blair, his father Clifford Walling, brother Doug Walling, sister-in-law Michelle Wren, three nieces, Kelli, Amanda and Tamara, and two Nephews, Devin and Trenton.
Danny is preceded in death by his mother, Charlene Walling and sister, Debra Stutzman.
Graveside Services will be Monday, May 18th at 10:00 am at Tecumseh Cemetery. Family and Friends can pay their respects at Walker Funeral Service in Shawnee, OK prior to service. A Celebration of Life will be announced for family and friends at a later date once state restrictions are lifted.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting everyone to “adopt a pet and save a life” or donate to your favorite no kill animal shelter.