James Kenneth Walton

PATOKA — James Kenneth Walton, 81, of Patoka passed away on Friday, July 31, 2015 at Centralia Manor in Centralia. He was born on July 22, 1934 in Alma, the son of Charles and Mildred (Arnold) Walton. He married Phyllis Teel picture-pubon November 15, 1961 in Christopher.

Survivors include wife Phyllis Walton of Arizona; son Rev. John K. Walton and wife Tracy of Indiana; daughters Esther Walton of Centralia, and Miriam Walton of Arizona; sister Leah Adams of Texas; and brother Charles Walton of California.

Mr. Walton was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Duane Walton and Ward Walton.

James lived in Patoka all of his life. He was in the Air Force Reserve and in the Air National Guard of California. Over the years James served as a missionary school teacher, nurse’s assistant, and a general laborer. Mr. Walton also was a member of the Nazarene Church.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 at Sandy Branch Cemetery in Kinmundy. Rev. John Walton will officiate.

There will not be a visitation. Day Macz Funeral Homes in Patoka is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Online condolences and memories of James may be shared with the family at maczfuneralhomes.com and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.