He was born Oct. 3, 1953, in Linton, the son of James E. & Wilma (Ashcraft) Walton.
He was a 1971 graduate of Linton-Stockton High School, retired as a Laborer of Union #741 and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of American Legion Post #22.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Mae (Rice) Walton, to whom he was married Sept. 29, 2011; two daughters, Stephanie Ann (Bryce) Benefiel of Linton and Shiwana Marie Walton; two sons, Stevie Ray Walton and Logan Page-Walton; a sister, Deborah Walton of Linton; four grandchildren, Blake Lee Benefiel, Samantha Ann Walton, Kambren Shane Walton-Landis, and Karlen Delaney Walton-Landis; a great-grandson, Miguel; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Kevin Walton in 2011; and a brother, Richard Walton in 1987.
A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton with Pastor Larry Dyer officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Linton.
The Linton American Legion will conduct military graveside rites.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and at 11 a.m. Friday until the hour of the service.
Online condolences can be made at www.welchcornett.com.