Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Obituary: John W. Walton

April 8, 1937-Sept. 22, 2009

Utica - A funeral service for John W. Walton, 72, of Utica, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 26, 2009 at Law-Baker Funeral Home, with Pastor Ken Kelley and Tori Front officiating. Burial will follow in Owl Creek Cemetery.

John died September 22, 2009, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 8, 1937, in Mount Vernon, Ohio to the late John P. and Madge M. (Clutter) Walton.

John was a longtime farmer and self employed truck driver. He was a 50-year member of Morgan Grange #829 and Ohio Lodge #199 F&AM in Bladensburg.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jo Ann (Pierpont) Walton, of Utica; son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Brenda Walton, of St. Louisville; daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Ned Campbell, of Newark; grandchildren, Jennifer (Steven) Langton, J.R. Walton and Austin Campbell; brother, Michael E. Walton, of Chillicothe; sisters and brother-in-law, Marvel and Don Wilkinson, of Yulee, Fla., Karen Kashner, of Utica.
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My Uncle Sunny was a soft spoken man of few words. But when he spoke you knew to listen to him. My sister and I spent several summers with Uncle Sunny and Aunt Jo Ann on their farm. We loved being with our cousins Bobby and Cindy, playing on the farm and going to the county fair. Helping Uncle Sunny work on his truck or feed his cattle was everything I wanted to do as a kid. I saw him in July of 2008. He was the same then as he was 30 years earlier. I know his family will miss him.

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