Rader Funeral Home - Kilgore, TX

Larry Edward Walton
April 23, 1944 - August 10, 2007
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Larry Edward Walton


Larry Edward Walton, beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother succumbed to cancer and joined our Lord on August 10, 2007 at his home in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Services will be at 10 O’clock Saturday, August 18, 2007 in the Chapel of Rader Funeral Home with the Reverends James Boatman and Bruce Wells officiating.  Interment will follow in Kilgore City Cemetery.


Mr. Walton was born on April 23, 1944 in Alice, Texas.  The family moved to Kilgore, Texas where he attended school.  In 1961, he joined the United States Navy, earning the Combat Action Ribbon and three Armed Forces Expeditionary Medals for service in Vietnam.  After retiring from the United States Navy in 1978 as a Chief Machinist Mate, he went to work for Brown and Root at the South Texas Nuclear Plant in Bay City, Texas.  In 1982, Bechtel Corporation employed him for the next twenty-five years.  Larry loved to make people laugh with his quick wit and a good joke.  But most of all he will be remember for the love that he had for his family.


Larry is survived by his loving wife of fifteen years, Carol Walton: two sons, Larry Thomas Walton, Michael Randall Walton and wife Belinda of El Campo, Texas; four step-children, Larry Gene Cook and wife Janie of Port Lavaca, Texas, David Lloyd Cook of Iowa, Texas, Diana Gay Cook-Kelley of Houston, Texas and Joseph Allen Garrett and wife Jennifer of Waco, Texas.


His devoted mother and step-father Lorraine and Thomas Taliaferro of Kilgore; step-mother, Mildred Walton of Montgomery, Texas; mother-in-law, Juanita Fields of Lytle, Texas; his siblings, Dean Taliaferro and his wife Mary Lou of Liberty City, Texas, Nancy Joyner and her husband Tommy of Willis, Texas, Jackie Sue Cale and husband Ronald of Porter, Texas, Jeanette White and husband Hubert of Montgomery, Texas, Billy Jack Walton and wife Judy of Splendora, Texas, and Rodger Walton and wife Karen of White Hall, Texas; sisters-in-law, Darlene Potter and husband Sonny of Lytle, Texas, Glenna Garcia and husband Manuel of Devine, Texas; brothers-in-law, Otis Pierce and wife Andi, and William Pierce and wife Tami of Devine; seventeen grandchildren, two great grand children, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, coworkers and their families.


Waiting in Heaven are his father, Jack Newton Walton and his brother, Michael Ray Taliaferro.


The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home Friday evening between six and eight p.m.


Larry Edward Walton
April 23, 1944 - August 10, 2007




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