Thomas Walker Dion was born on November 7, 1975 in Charleston, SC. He was a member of the Class of 1998 at The Citadel, arriving as a member of the Corps a century after his great-grandfather, Lawrence Adams Walker and thirty years after his father. After obtaining his BS and MS in Computer Science, he went to work for the Space and Naval Warfare Center in Charleston, SC. He was a software engineer who did contract work for the Department of Defense, including a year in Stuttgart, Germany. He spent 2011 at the Department of Commerce in Washington, DC. He left his family and friends on July 4, 2012 to be with his Lord and Savior. He will be loved and missed by his parents Thomas and Susan Dion, his brother Cameron Richardson Dion, his maternal grandmother Mary Carter Richardson and his paternal grandfather Raymond Octave Dion, all of Summerville. He is also survived by his uncle David Lewis Richardson, Jr. of Summerville, his uncle William Bryan Richardson of Walterboro, his uncle William Humphreys Dion of Charleston and two aunts Eleanor Walker Nault of Easley and Mary Dion Georgion of West Union. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church where he had served for many years as an acolyte, crucifer, lay reader and usher. He was an active member of the Episcopal Young Churchmen and St. Paul’s Church Basketball League. He was a lifetime member of the Association of Citadel Men. Visitation will be Monday night from 6 until 8 p.m. at PARKS FUNERAL HOME. Funeral services will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Tuesday morning July 10, 2012 at 11 a.m. A reception will follow in Doar Hall. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 316 W. Carolina Avenue, Summerville SC 29483, to the Citadel Foundation, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409 or to the Medical University of South Carolina Foundation (Alopecia Research Support (Department of Dermatology), 18 Bee Street, MSC 450, Charleston, SC 29425. Arrangements by PARKS FUNERAL HOME, 130 West 1st North Street, Summerville, SC 29483. Visit our guestbook at charleston. Tags: 1998

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