Tharvon Connell Walker

Sunrise: May 27, 1940

Sunset: May 1, 2024

Tharvon “Bumpy” Walker, a respected and beloved member of the community, peacefully passed away on May 1, 2024, at the age of 83, in the comfort of his home in Chesapeake, Virginia. Tharvon was born in Norfolk, Virginia, to the loving parents Helen Walker and Golden Warren.

Tharvon’s life journey was marked by a remarkable dedication to his work as a merchant seaman for 29 years, after retiring he discovered his true passion for carpentry. Through his skilled hands and generous heart, Tharvon found joy in enhancing homes, businesses, and properties across the community, leaving a lasting impact on all those he helped.

Known for his smooth dance moves and his ability to engage in meaningful conversations with everyone he met, Tharvon will forever be remembered for his warmth and kindness. His strong work ethic and unwavering commitment to his craft have left an indelible mark on all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Tharvon leaves behind his wife, Doris Walker, his loving children Thorvin (Maria) Cox, DorneLL Walker, Dorrun (Shakia) Walker, and Michael Walker. He is also survived by his dear sisters Brenda Riddick, Yvonne Gaynor, Laverne Warren, and Carolyn Williams, as well as his respected brothers Ronnie Warren, Raymond Warren, Tony Warren, and Victor Warren. Tharvon’s memory will be carried on by his numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his mother, Helen Walker, his father, Golden Warren, and his sister, Peggy Hart.

The family also wishes to acknowledge Tharvon’s very special niece, Chantil Riddick, who was there for their loved one during difficult times. Her love and support were greatly appreciated and will always be remembered.

The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to Interim Hospice, especially Tara, Kimme, Sharita, and Chris, for their unwavering support during this difficult time.

May Tharvon “Bumpy” Walker’s spirit live on in the hearts of all those who were touched by his remarkable presence. He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by his family, friends, and the community he so dearly cherished.

Those who knew Tharvon remember his infectious laughter that could light up any room, his passion for sharing stories of his seafaring adventures, and his unwavering dedication to perfection in his carpentry work. One of his favorite sayings, “Measure twice, cut once,” not only reflected his meticulous nature but also served as a guiding principle for those he mentored in his craft. Tharvon’s legacy of hard work, kindness, and joy for life will continue to inspire all who were fortunate enough to have known him.

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    Gaines family says

    Titustown fixture is gone
    He’s been a neighborhood friend for as long as I can remember
    Prayer for the family is what suits
    the case,God Bless you all

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    Selena Cox-Harris says

    I am sending condolences to my cousin Lil Bump (Thorvin) and the rest of the family on the loss of Thorvin Walker. I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that God grants you peace and comfort at this time.
    Love, Selena

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    Jeraldene Harris says

    Bumpy was more than a cousin. He was my buddy and best friend. I will miss him dearly. Condolences to the family.

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    Lonnie Perry says

    Bumpy taught me a lot of lessons growing up under him I’m going to miss big cuz but one thing I can say is he walked his way into Heaven I love you cuz and appreciate everything you’ ve done over the years

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    Alvin Roberts says

    RIP Mr Bumpy Titustown won’t be the same without you

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