OBITUARY

David Lee Walton

December 6, 1950December 1, 2018
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David Lee Walton, 67, of Elida, died with his wife by his side, on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at 2:24 a.m. He was born Dec. 6, 1950 in Selma, AL to Godfrey Jackson and Mary Walton who preceded him in death. On Apr. 3, 1981, he married Barbara Jean Upshaw who survives. Also surviving are two children: David L. Walton, II of Columbus and Octavia Thompson of Atlanta, GA, a granddaughter, Rosie Bolden; a sister, Evangelist Mikki Walton and a sister-in-law, Rosetta Walton both of Louisville, KY; a special niece, Brittney (Jay) Walton-Mitchell of Selma; four special cousins: Sammy Walton and Nathaniel (Vickie) Walton both of Lima, Aaron (Lakisha Scales-Walton) Walton of Columbus and Adele (Willie) Smiley of Chicago; several nieces and two nephews and many friends, plus, Missionary Dee Still. He is preceded in death by a sister, Clemmie Walton, and a brother, Eddie Walton. Mr. Walton retired in 2017 from Ford Motor Co. as a superintendent of materials at the Lima Engine Plant, where he began his career in 1969. From 1970 until 1972, he was a helicopter repairman in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam conflict. He was an original member of Cornerstone Church. Visitation will be on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at Cornerstone Church, 2000 N. Cole St., Lima, from 10 a.m. until Noon. His funeral service will begin at Noon in the church, with Pastor David Roberts officiating. Military rites will be conducted by V.F.W. Post 1275 and the U.S. Army Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita’s Hospice, the American Cancer Society or to the Fresenius Dialysis Unit-Lima. The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center, Interim Health and Homecare, Fresenius Dialysis Unit, Drs. Jonah Ukiwe, Ewa Mrozek and Salim Hanna, Allen County R.T.A. Uplift along with St. Rita’s Hospice, nurses and aides. Condolences may be expressed online at www.siferd-oriansfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 8, 2018
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Connie Klima

December 8, 2018

Barb and family,

I just want to let you know how sorry I am. You are all in my prayers.

Connie

Sam and Odessa Brown

December 3, 2018

We grateful to God to have known Brother David. He was a man of integrity, you could count on his word. I enjoyed working and conversing with him around the church. He was a good man. We praying for you Sister Barb , the children and the family. May the God of all comfort strengthen and encourage all of you.






















Art & Kim Collins

December 3, 2018

Spent many evenings with Dave and Barb - laughing, sharing and challenging each other in the Lord. He was a wonderful man, and will be greatly missed

Mike Lang

December 3, 2018

I had the privilege to work with Dave during my Ford career as part of the MP&L team at the Ford Lima Engine Plant. Dave was a great person and a great material handling manager for our team. I learned a lot from him and have a lot to thank him for what he passed on to me both personally and professionally. He was someone you wanted to be around and he would offer advice and support you anyway he could. I want to pass on my deepest sympathy to his family and to let you know you are all in our thoughts and prayer. I know Dave is in a good place. He made a difference while he was on this earth. May he rest in peace.

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