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Private family memorial services will be held at a later date for John Everett Walton, Jr., 72, of Sweetwater. He died on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at his residence.
Services will be directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater. Mr. Waltonâ€™s body will be cremated.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
He was born in Fisher County on July 8, 1939 and married Wanda Kay Jones on Sept. 19, 1961 in Grapevine. He was a lifelong Sweetwater resident and a member of the Sweetwater Elks Club. He also loved ranching and cooking.
Survivors include one son, Jody Dwayne Walton and wife Renda of Sweetwater; two daughters, Gail Presley and husband DeWayne of Roscoe and Meleah Walton of Sweetwater; one sister, Nancy Soles of Sweetwater; two brothers, Glen Walton and wife Mimi of Burnett and Ricky Walton and wife Whitney of Sweetwater; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Kay Walton; a brother, Edward Monroe Walton; a son, Gary Reece Walton; a granddaughter, Taranda Reeves; a sister, Beulah Polnack; and his parents, Nancy and John Walton, Sr.