Robert Ellis Walton
August 4, 1935 – July 7, 2019
Robert “Bob” Ellis Walton Sr. has passed peacefully at the age of 83 on July 7, 2019 at Advent Health Altamonte surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 4, 1935 in Lincoln County Community of Salem, GA. His parents were the late James Clanton Walton and Irene Hogan Walton both from Augusta, Ga. Bob studied at Richmond Academy where he had a passion for music and was the drum major and captain of the ROTC, Augusta Junior College, and then went University of Georgia Veterinarian College where he obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and played the saxophone and percussion in the UGA marching band. He married Paula (Peggy) Stephens Walton on June 17, 1955. Bob worked as a veterinarian for harness racing circuit in New York in the early 60’s and moved to Florida in late 60’s where he was a veterinarian at Ben White Raceway. In 72, Bob established Longwood Veterinarian Clinic until the 90’s and then worked relief work for Seminole County Animal Services. He has resided in Augusta then Athens, GA and finally settled in Sanford, FL. He had passion for boating, fishing, and the University of Georgia, Bulldogs football. Bob’s love for horses took him to be veterinarian for 100-mile ride in Umatilla where he rode with his daughter Pam on horseback, he judged horse shows in Central Florida, taught horse management at Florida Technological University, worked with local 4H programs. Survived by Wife – Paula (Peggy) Stephens Walton, children (spouses) - Robin Walton McLamb (Richard Ray McLamb), and Robert Ellis Walton Jr. (Roxanne Tennis Walton), Grandchildren - Shivon Walker, Joshua McLamb, Amanda Schneider, Robert Walton III, Great-Grandchildren - Thomas Walker and Pamela Walker. Predeceased by Daughter Pamela Walton Kenyon February 25, 1975, Sister Elizabeth Mize May 1, 2018, Sister Frankie Barton April 27, 2018.
Please join us in Celebration of Bob’s Life and Memorial: August 4, 2019 2:00-4:00 PM Liberty Park 455 North Country Club Rd, Lake Mary, FL 32746 In lieu of flowers, donations to Seminole County Animal Services (food, blankets, toys, beds)
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