Obituary of Donald Ross Walton ~ 2008
Transcribed by Joseph Cook
Mr. Donald Ross Walton, age 81 of Nebo passed away after an extended illness on December 30, 2008 at Sunrise Rehabilitation and Care. A native of Rowan County, he was born on January 13, 1927 to the late Walter Ross Walton and Ruth Poole Walton. He was a veteran of both the U. S. Navy and the U. S. Army, having served during WWII. Three children, Mindy, Tim and Jeff, preceded him in death.
Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Rachel Wise Walton; four children, Edward, Patti, Kathy and April; a brother Phillip; two sisters, Kathryn and Margaret Ann; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A funeral service was held in the chapel of the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain on Friday January 2, 2009 at 12:00 noon with Rev. James Nichols officiating. Military honors were conducted following the service. The family celebrated his life with friends at his home following the services at the cemetery. Memorials may be made to Rachel Walton at 81 Walton Place Drive Nebo, NC 28761.
The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday January 7, 2008 Volume 15 # 1