Born Monday, June 24, 1935, in McCracken County, he was the son of the late Willard Lawrence Walton and the late Elizabeth (Darnall) Walton. He was a member of the Labor Local 1214 for 54 years and was a labor foreman for CESA Construction in Calvert City. He was of Baptist Faith.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Bertha (Eggen) Walton, Calvert City; two sons, Stan Walton, wife Nancy of Hot Springs, Ark., and Randy Walton, wife Patty of Benton; four grandchildren, Brad Walton, wife Kari of Benton, Bryan Walton of Hilton Head, S.C., Austin Walton, wife Jodi of Vinita, Okla., and Taylor Walton of Hot Springs, Ark.; two great grandchildren, Audrey Walton and Mallory Walton, both of Benton.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, J.B. Walton and James Claudie Walton.
A funeral service was held Friday, Feb. 15, in the Chapel of the Collier Funeral Home in Benton. The Rev. Chris Moore officiated. Interment followed the service in Marshall County Memory Gardens in Benton.
The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Stice Cemetery Fund, c/o Donald Copeland 3043 Briensburg-Tatumsville Rd., Benton, KY 42025.