Waltrip Funeral Directors

1415 Campbell Road, Houston, TX


Gregory Dennis "Greg" Walton

March 12, 1951June 22, 2019
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Gregory Dennis Walton (Greg), 68, of Houston, Texas passed away June 22, 2019 at his home. He was born March 12, 1951 in Kansas City, Missouri to Larry and Betty (Brigance) Walton.

Greg was predeceased by his mom, dad, a brother, Gary Gene Walton and a nephew, Jason Walton. He is survived by his wife Rosanne after almost thirty years of marriage; his son, Caine Walton and wife Morgan and their three children Trinity, Jason and James; his daughter, Tiffany Smith and her two children Callista and Jack; his brother, Gale Walton and wife Rhoda; his niece, Mikki and her two sons. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Lynn Rankin; brother-in-law, Joe Rankin and wife Robin; brother-in-law, David Rankin of New York City and sister-in-law, Paula Rankin of Richmond, Virginia. Greg had a passion for hunting and fishing and anything in the great outdoors. Because of his years as a Supervisor in construction, he was always delighted to share his expertise to help others.

His greatest love was for his Rosanne, the love of his life. He also had a special place in his heart for his family and his close friends the Broesche family.

He will be greatly missed.

Family and friends will gather and share memories during a visitation at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, in the chapel of Waltrip Funeral Directors, 1415 Campbell Road in Houston, where funeral services will be begin at 2:00 p.m., led by Reverend Rick Minett, and a reception will follow. In keeping with Greg's wishes, there will be no formal graveside services.

For those desiring, memorial donations in Greg's name would be greatly appreciated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105. (800) 822-6344. You may also donate online at: www.stjude.org


  • Visitation Thursday, June 27, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 27, 2019


Gregory Dennis "Greg" Walton

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Kitty Conza

July 8, 2019

This was our telephone conversation that went on for about the first five minutes...
Such a story teller he was...you never knew what was true and what was NOT! And with a straight face no less.
We had some fun times in the ‘good old days’....
I will miss you Greg, you were truly one of a kind. And I know YOU know that we will be taking care of “Rosie” while you look on from above.
Peace to you my very good and loyal friend! We will all have many funny and special memories to share.
Love you.

‘Kit’ Conza

Joseph Conza

July 7, 2019

GOD: Hey Greg.. God here.
GREG: Yeah right!!
GOD: No seriously.
GREG: Really what's up GOD??

GOD: Well I know you are coming to see me and I just wanted to know if you had any questions before you got here?
GREG: HUM.... actually I do.

GOD: OK. what are they??

GREG: o.k. first... Do you have a smoking section up there??

GOD: Yes we do.

GREG: Great do you have a place to store my guns??
GOD: Sure we do..
GREG: Venison sausage??
GOD: Yes..
GREG: Ammunition??
GOD: Plenty, just let me know what you need.

GREG: A Taco Bell with a drive thru??
GOD: Yep!!

GREG: Someone that can collect rent from my tenants for me??
GOD: Yes.... full time staff!!
GREG: Wow that's great!!!
GOD: Yes we try and help everyone up here.
GREG: How bout someone to watch over and take care of Roseanne????
GOD: Oh Greg, she is already being taken care of... no worries.

GREG: Damn, I don't know what else to ask of you except how fast can I get to you???

GOD: No need to ask... You are already here!!!!! You just don't know it yet!!!

GREG: WOW!!!! I knew I felt better....
GOD: Yes Greg.... no pain here!! Just peace and quiet.

Love you brother!!!! Enjoy eternal peace!!!

Joe Conza

Tonie Garcia

July 7, 2019

Greg was a wonderful friend, not only did he LOVE his wife Rosanne dearly but also her family.
Greg had a kind soul and will be missed deeply.
Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Joe Rankin

July 3, 2019

I have so many memories of Greg over the last 30 years. Not just the pranks, like cutting off the power at a New Year’s Eve party at midnight on Y2k, or the time he came by the house to help me with an intruding snake, or when he worked with me when I needed help in my business, or the trips to Z, but also his generosity and willingness to help others, his love for family and of course, his love for Rosanne.
Although Greg has left us, I know he is more alive now than ever.
Enjoy this new leg of your journey, brother! Looking forward to seeing you again.

Robin Rankin

July 2, 2019

I miss you already Greggers. I miss hearing you say "hey sister", "love you more". There are too many memories over 30 years to try and come up with one thing. Just so many snippets of life keep popping in my head. Our trips to Zihuatejano, San Fransisco (Westchester House-haha), Vegas, your silly jokes, your yummy breakfasts-I could go on and on, but I know you're now having the greatest time of all. I love you big brother and we'll see you soon. Love you!

Dennie Hodge

June 28, 2019

Rosanne, I am so very sorry that you have lost Greg. I know that you were the light of his life and I’m sure he of yours. We spent many years as across the street neighbors on McDuffie St. Fond memories of that time with you two. I still remember the chicken soup you brought me one day when I was so sick. Great memories of you two sitting on the porch, always ready with a friendly wave. Great neighbors, great folk. He’s probably up there saying hello to Jim right now. I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and always please let me know if there’s anything I can do for you. Dennie

Marty Engelking

June 27, 2019

I have been lucky to call you my buddy, my friend for the pass 16 years. You are the true definition of a friend. You will be gone from our sight, but never from our hearts!

Marty and “Linda Lou”

Brett Williams

June 27, 2019

Had wonderful memories of hunting with Greg and telling stories around the skinning rack at the HB Ranch.

Good man, heart of gold, a true American.

Rest In Peace Greg, and enjoy walking the streets of gold in Heaven with no pain.

Margi Richmond

June 26, 2019

Rosie and Greg, They say there are 5 pivotal people in each persons life. These are the 5 people that have the biggest part in making you who you are today. My Team Rosie and Greg are the pivotal people in my life. You both took me under your wing almost 30 years ago. You guided me, mentored me, loved me, shared your lives with me, stood by me in my darkest hours and celebrated with me in life’s joyous moments. I would not be the person I am today, the wife, the mom, the friend, the employee, or the supervisor I am without the two of you. Thank you for such an amazing friendship that will last forever. Greg, I’m so grateful that I spoke to you so recently and my last words were, “I love you.” Your last words were, “I love you, too.” The impact you have had on my life has been immeasurable and I’ll love you both forever. As we celebrate your life, this is not goodbye. This is see you later. I know you are now catching up with Duane and fishing the best, Jesus. Fish on, Greg! See ya’ later! Margi. 💝

Jim Lowry

June 25, 2019

Prayers to your family, you will be terribly missed.
It was ages ago since we had seen each other. Rip Cuz

Jim and Bunny Lowry
Kansas City, MO