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Willis Walton

October 30, 1929 — July 29, 2015

Willis Fay Walton, the son of Willis Burt and Opal Faye (Walters) Walton, was born October 30, 1929, in Carbon, Iowa. Willis entered eternal rest on July 29, 2015 at his home in Villisca, Iowa at the age of 85 years, 8 months, and 29 days.
Willis served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He entered the service on May 14, 1948 in Des Moines, Iowa and was honorably discharged on May 18, 1953 at Fort Lewis, Washington. Willis married Darlene Isabelle Armstrong on August 13, 1952 in Corning, Iowa. Twelve children were born to bless this union.
As a young man, Willis worked in the coal mines of Carbon, Iowa. He later worked for the Mount Arbor Nursery in Shenandoah, Iowa. He returned to Corning and worked for the Creamery and also worked as a hired man on the Marlin Brown Farm. Willis then worked most of his adult life for D & L Company in Red Oak, Iowa. Willis retired on September 16, 1993 at age 63, and then helped part-time at RJ’s Plumbing in Corning.
Willis hobbies included fishing and playing cards. He loved to fish for catfish and he spent many enjoyable hours at the lake. He also enjoyed playing cards with his friends in Corning. He will be missed by many.
Left to cherish Willis’s memory are his children: Vickie (Jim) Kuhn, Corning; Dixie Walton, Corning; Pixie Wilkinson, Corning; Trixie Walton, Villisca; Mitzi (Stan Richie) Walton, Corning; Rick Walton, Corning; Larry Walton, Clarinda; Terry Walton, Corning; Kelly (Cheryl) Walton, Corning; Tracy Cobb, Villisca; 19 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; sisters: Dorothy Armstrong, Corning; Betty Fleming, Cedar Rapids; Sarah Maxine Griffith, Windsor, Colorado; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Preceding Willis in death were his parents; wife Darlene in 1998; two sons: Willie and Russell Walton; two brothers: Bobbie Walton and Ronnie Walton (as an infant); three sisters: Lois Armstrong, Claudette Townsend, and Connie Kelly; two sons-in-law: Virgil Wilkinson and Mike Cobb; granddaughter, Dandee Richie; great granddaughter, Erin Kuhn; six brothers-in-law: James Armstrong, Robert Fleming, Harley Armstrong, Charles Townsend, Rolly Kelly and Jack Griffith.

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