Lloyd B. Walton
93, formerly of Indianapolis, passed away February 2, 2013 at the Indiana Masonic Home, Franklin, where he had lived the past seven years.
He was born July 30, 1919, to the late Frank and Ruby Walton. He won many awards during a long newspaper career as a writer/photographer, spending 22 years at The Indianapolis Times and 17 years at The Indianapolis Star. A man of many talents and interests he judged beauty pageants, taught photography at Butler University, invented an educational game - "Maze Word," played the harmonica, loved to read, and spent countless hours in his flower garden.
A member of Wayne Guthrie Masonic Lodge No. 753 at his passing, he became a Master Mason at Irvington Lodge which later merged with Prospect Lodge. He was also a fifty-year member of the Indianapolis Valley of the Scottish Rite, and the Murat Shrine where he was a founder of the Camera Club and spent some time as a Shrine Clown named "Snappo." He was named Murat's Man of the Year in 1993.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his wife of 27 years, Barbara, and second wife of five years, Phyllis. He is survived by his son Bruce (Diane), daughters Vicki Wilson (Bob) and Ginger Rice (William, III), seven grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren, as well as step-grandchildren that loved him. His family will miss his ever-present Hawaiian shirts, bright smile, hearty laugh, and never-ending stories.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2013 in Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Southport Chapel , 7520 Madison Ave., Indianapolis, with the funeral service - including a Masonic Service - starting at 1:00 p.m. A graveside service will follow at Washington Park East.
In lieu of flowers, Lloyd's family encourages memorial contributions be made to Murat Transportation Fund, 510 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis, IN 46204, or to Indiana Masonic Home Foundation, PO Box 44210, Indianapolis, IN 46244.
You are invited to read Lloyd's complete obituary at http://www.wilsonstpierre.com, where you may sign the online register book or share a memory with the family.