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Walter “Phillip” Walton, 74, of Salisbury, passed away on Saturday November 28, 2015 at his home surrounded by family. Mr. Walton was born on September 10, 1941 in Rowan County to the late Walter Ross Walton and Ruth Poole Walton.
Phillip was a 1961 graduate of East Rowan High School and was a life long member of Union Lutheran Church. He retired from Norfolk Southern Railway in 1992 where he worked as brakeman. He also worked at Rives Motor Company doing auto body and collision repair.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years Judy Shenk Walton of Salisbury; three sons, Thomas Andrew Walton and wife Veronica of Salisbury, Steven Craige Walton and wife Ervina of Rockwell, and Michael Phillip Walton of Salisbury; two sisters, Kathryn Wise of Salisbury, and Margaret Ann Broadway and husband Bill of Salisbury; as well as ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
A Graveside Service will be held on Friday December 4th at 12:00 Noon at Union Lutheran Church conducted by Pastor David Nuottila. The family will receive friends from 11:00am to 12:00 Noon prior to the graveside service at the church.
Memorials may be made to Union Lutheran Church, 4770 Bringle Ferry Rd, Salisbury, NC 28146.
Carolina Cremation of Salisbury is assisting the Walton family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.