Walter Lynn Mayer

November 6, 1939 ~ July 14, 2018 (age 78)

Visitation for Walter Lynn Mayer, age 78 of Clarksville, will be Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 12:00PM until 4:00PM at Sykes Funeral Home. Internment will be private.

 Walter  passed away on Saturday, Jul 14, 2018 at his residence. 

He was born in Clarksville, TN to Julian and Brooksie Mayer. He served 33 years with the National Park Service and retired as Superintendent for Fort Donelson National Battlefield. He served in the United States Air Force, was a black belt in Judo, a Boy Scout Leader and was a Silver Beaver Award recipient. Walter enjoyed whitewater canoeing, loved fishing, disc golf, and target shooting.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Joan Ruth Lewis Mayer; sons, John Lewis (Andrea Richardson) Mayer, Joseph Foster (Annette) Mayer, and James Walter Mayer; sister, Betty Lou Mayer Parker; and 6 grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Alzheimer's Association ( or the Melanoma Research Center (

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