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James E Walton went home to be with his loving Father on the 18th of May, 2014 at MO Veterans Home in Mt Vernon, MO. James was born on the 23rd of March, 1935 to Bill and Verda Walton of Groves Springs, MO.
James graduated from Fair Grove High School in 1952, after high school entering the United States Marine Corps serving his country during the Korean War. James married Deanna Smith his wife of 57 years on the 26th of October, 1957. To this union two children were born, Carol Ann Walton and Lesa Kay Walton. James worked at Dayco in Springfield, MO as a machinist and later worked alongside his wife for many years at Dee's Upholstery in Republic, MO. James was a member of The Gate of the Temple Masonic Lodge. James E. Walton is survived by his wife Deanna, and two children: Carol Williams of Springfield, MO; Lesa McWilliams and husband Michael McWilliams of Brookline, MO; four grandchildren, Justin Williams, Samantha Williams, Chelsea Lakey, Timothy McWilliams and one great grandchild, Anika Williams.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 9:30 AM at Walnut Lawn Funeral Home. Services will follow same day at 11:00 AM at the MO Veterans Cemetery. Special thanks to the extended family at MO Veterans Home in Mt Vernon, MO for all the love and care provided to James Walton and his family.
Walnut Lawn Funeral Home
2001 W. Walnut Lawn St Springfield, MO 65807
Published in the News-Leader on May 20, 2014