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Everett Paul Walton, age 67, of Oakfield Township, passed away Sunday morning, June 7, 2009, at his home. The son of Lillian (Gifford) & Everett Walton, Sr., he was born on Aug. 6, 1941 in Neptune, New Jersey.

A veteran of U.S. Air Force, Everett proudly served as an aircraft mechanic during the Vietnam War. He retired from the Michigan Department of Corrections, where he worked as assistant supervisor of food services at the Riverside Correctional Facility in Ionia.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, the former Irene A. Thompson-Rentsman, on Sept. 25, 1996; three sisters, Roselyn, Ada, and Claire; and three brothers, Frank, Alan, and Wayne.

Survivors include a brother, Gilbert Walton, with whom he lived; a sister, Thelma (Ralph) Decker of Berlin, Maryland; a special step-daughter, Linda Nichols and her family; and many nieces and nephews.

Honoring his wishes, private services were held with burial at Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Belding. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society or Oakfield Twp. Fire & Rescue.

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  1. Anonymous on June 7, 2009 at 12:00 am


    06/09/2009 –

    Ben Knauss

    It is rare that you get to know someone like Walt. I feel honored and privileged to have had him in my life for so many years. Thanks for all the teaching, from golf to cooking and everything else in between. Take care my friend. I love and will miss you.

    Patricia Sroka

    Dear Gil: So sorry to hear of your loss. I didn’t realize you left Wall Twp. until recently. Pete told me. Now that I am out of the ole’ system I do not see to many. I do remember our good times and miss those days. Life really is a journey and to think out of eight siblings only two of you are left. I know you went out to be a caregiver and I know what that is all about. Give my regrets to your sister and brother-in-law. If you do come back this way maybe we’ll get to see each other. Retirement is certainly “vacation”. i was on my way to a wedding when I read the paper today. Your in my thoughts and prayers. Fondly, Pat

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