William Thomas Walton of Vernon Hill passed away Jan. 21, 2020.

He was born in Pittsylvania County on March 1, 1932 and was 87 years of age. He was the son of the late Wade Norman Walton and the late Helen Dunn Walton and was married to the late Frances Davis Walton.

He was a member of Mt. Tabor and loved his Lord, his church and lived it to the fullest every day. He was also an avid hunter, fisherman and baseball fan, especially the Baltimore Orioles.

Survivors include one son, Michael B. Walton, and wife Carol of Keeling; three sisters, Dorothy W. Motley and Carolyn W. Simpson, both of Vernon Hill and Frances W. Hastings of Blairs; one brother, Norman B. Walton, of Vernon Hill; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home chapel with the Pastor Lee Harris and the Rev. Carl Burger officiating.

Burial will follow in Halifax Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends Friday, one hour prior to the service, at Powell Funeral Home and other times at the home of Michael and Carol Walton.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Roman Eagle Nursing Home for their kindness shown to him while under their care.

For memorials consider Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, 2141 Mt. Tabor Rd., Keeling, VA 24566.

Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfuneralinc.com.

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, South Boston.