Walton Whitehead Hall
April 26, 1925 – June 23, 2020
Walton Whitehead Hall passed away peacefully on June 23, 2020, at the age of 95. Born on April 26, 1925 in Minersville, Utah to Herbert L. and Fern Hall. Walton was raised on a dairy farm until the family moved to Compton, California when he was 16 years old.
Walton had a strong love of music and played first chair trombone in his high school orchestra. There he met the love of his life, Darlene McCutheon, who played the bass viola and sang.
Soon after graduating high school, Walton joined the United States Marine Corps. Shortly thereafter, on October 27, 1944, he and Darlene were married. Walton served as a First Lieutenant with the USMC and spent a year on the island of Guam as WWII was winding down.
After the war, Walton and Darlene settled in Compton and raised a daughter and son. Walton was a carpenter by trade, but also had a musical combo called the Hi-Lites, where he played his trombone with three other musicians and Darlene was the singer. They enjoyed this hobby for many years.
Walton is survived by his wife, Darlene, his daughter Sherry (Daryl) Braun, and son Kenneth Wayne Hall, three grandchildren; Tiffany (Jeff) Miller, Wendy Robbins, Kristen (Keith) Konieczny, and four great granddaughters; Kacey and Kylie Konieczny, & Jillian and Brielle Miller.
Walton's great sense of humor and love of family will be remembered by all who knew him.
Burial will be at the Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, CA.