James Walton Sr.

Published 12:28 am Saturday, October 16, 2010

James “Mr. Luxie” Walton Sr. died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, at Shady Lawn Nursing Home. He was 94.

Mr. Walton was retired from Waterways Experiment Station. He was a deacon at Mercy Seat M.B. Church and a former member of St. Peter’s Grand Lodge AF&M.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Mattie Walton; his wife, Ruby Powell Walton; a son, Ernest Larry Walton; and a granddaughter, Ericka Hudley.

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Survivors include six sons, James Walton Jr. of Foster City, Calif., Donald Ray Walton and Daniel Kay Walton, both of Union City, Calif., Tony Walton of Fairfield, Calif., Mark Walton of Houston and Carlton Walton of Vicksburg; three daughters, Lula Walton of Vacaville, Calif., Linda Walton Jones of Hayward, Calif., and Doris Perkins of Vicksburg; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and other relatives.

W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.