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Memorial Service

Lowe-Gardner Funerals & Cremations
Friday December 10th, 2021

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Thomas Leroy Walton

Thomas Walton, of Quitman, passed away Sunday evening, December 5, 2021, at the age of 75.

Thomas Leroy Walton, better known as Tom, was born in Henderson, Kentucky on July 28, 1946, to the late James Richard Walton Sr. and Mary Jo Knott Walton. Tom grew up in Kentucky and often told his family stories about the family homeplace flooding every time it rained and having to take a boat to and from school. He met the love of his life, Sandra Ware, when he was 13 years old. They were at a church event having a watermelon seed spitting contest. They had hot dogs afterwards and it was love at first sight. On Valentine’s Day in 1975, Tom and Sandra tied the knot.

Tom worked as a truck driver for many years. He started with Rider Truck Leasing in 1970 and later retired and worked for Leather Center. Sandra eventually decided to get her CDL and do team driving with Tom. They were able to see the world together.
Tom lived in South Padre before moving to Quitman to be closer to family. He was also a member of Woody Road Church of God in Seagoville, TX and a 32nd Degree Mason.

He is reunited with his parents, James and Mary Walton; two sisters, five brothers, and two grandchildren.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 46 years, Sandra Kay Walton; five children, Eugene Walton, Tony Walton and wife Joye, Glenn Hume and wife Shannon, Honey Counts and husband Darrell, and Sammy Walton; 9 grandchildren, Melissa, Peyton, Alyssa, Hannah, Chelsea, Katy, Christopher, Nicholas, and Hayley; many great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

Memorial service for Tom is scheduled for 2:00 PM Friday, December 10, 2021, at Lowe-Gardner Funerals & Cremations with Rev. Jeff Ridgle officiating.

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Sorry for your loss. Yall always had a sweet sprit.

Mark Goss Dec 11 2021 7:29 PM

Tom was one of the sweetest and kindest men I have ever known. I will forever be grateful and thankful that he was my brother-in-law for so many years. I'm so blessed to have spent a little time with him before our good Lord called him home. Mike and I send all our love and deepest sympathy to you, Sandy, and family.

SUZANNE MOORE Dec 9 2021 7:46 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Walton

Friends at Bella Floral Dec 9 2021 4:51 PM

He will be truly missed he was so full of love

Marjan Dec 9 2021 4:31 PM

I'm so sorry for yours loss . Tom was so good to me and also with lot's of love and life he will be truly missed

Marjan Dec 9 2021 4:29 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Walton

Daniel Owens Dec 9 2021 11:47 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Walton

Judi Embry Dec 9 2021 11:21 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Walton

Shannon Harwell-Hume Dec 8 2021 5:53 PM

While we'll shed tears for his departure, Heaven is rejoicing at his arrival.

Rev. Paul Williams Dec 8 2021 5:45 PM

We are so sorry for your loss. Tom was always so sweet to us.
We love y'all...

Pam and Eddie Dec 8 2021 5:45 PM

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