Marvin “Mark” Raymond Walton, 92, passed away Monday, December 4, 2017.
A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, December 9, 2017 in the Minton Memorial Chapel. Cremation is under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. In lieu of flowers, his memory may be honored with a gift to the Texas Panhandle Honor Flight, PO Box 3218, Amarillo, Texas, 79116.
Mark was born March 16, 1925 in Amarillo to Roger Raymond Walton and Minnie Lee Moore Walton. He proudly served in the United States Army during WWII and in the European Theater of Operations in Germany. He was extremely proud of his military service. Mark was thrilled to be honored as the Grand Marshall in the veteran’s parade in Brownsville and to attend the Honor Flight in 2015. Mark retired after 42 years of service as a production supervisor for the Borger News Herald.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, going to the beach and his daily happy hour. Mark was always on the go and wanting to travel. An avid story teller, he liked to share his wisdom with the family he loved so dearly. He was so proud of his grandchildren’s accomplishments.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Wilma Jean; great-grandson, Hayden Carlock; sister, Louise Chase-Younger; and brothers, Calvin Walton and Sonny
He is survived by his son, Mark Walton and wife Shelly of Lubbock; daughters, Pamela Carlock and husband, Glynn of Borger, Kim Moxom of Borger; eight grandchildren, Bryan Carlock and wife Amy, Alicia Ward and husband Hurley, Jake Cameron and wife June, Shyla Magee and husband Chris, Josh Kay, Lance Bishop and wife Leslie, Chris Moxom, Taylor Moxom; and nine great grandchildren.
Marvin was my first boss. I always thought dearly of him. He was always kind and treated people with respect. He always had a smile and truly loved life and family. He will always have a special place in my heart. My heartfelt prayers are with Kim and all of Marvin’s family
Lesia Cagle BryantBorger, TX
Kim, we are sorry for your loss. God Bless you and your family. David and Mary Sly
David SlyFritch, TX
Our condolences to the family. We have great memories of our families having fun together.
W.C. & Lois NewmanSpringdale, AR
A great friend and a great brother in law! O’my did we have a LOT of family fun together! Beverly dearly loved Mark and all of the family.. He was always smiling and willing to share a great time no matter where it happed to be! Our times at the lake and the old trailer were a real hoot and fun with all! Fish fries hush puppies and cold coors brew! I never had a better time than with the family and Mark!
He will be sorely missed and remembered forever! Thank you Lord for this wonderful man.
Vernon AndersonHugoton, KS
Kim and Mark,
We are so sorry for your loss. Your entire family will be in our thoughts and prayers, as you celebrate your sweet Dad’s life...Donald and Marilyn
Marilyn Jones BybeeMckinney, TX
Dear Walton Family,
My deepest condolences on your loss. I pray Hod comforts and gives you strength.
Lisa GillispieBorger, TX
Marvin....our dear friend we loved to spend time with on our winter treks to Brownsville and at Lake Meredith. He was a trusted friend whom we already miss.
Jim & Rosemary GreshamAmarillo, TX
Prayers for you and your family members. Marvin will be missed by many. He was a good man! Sorry for your loss.
David and Renia FultonSlaton, TX
Love and prayers to all of you!
Alicia and Mike ObrienAmarillo, TX
vance moxom and nancy moxomgrapevine, TX
Pam, Mark and Kim, I'm so very sorry about the loss of your dad!! I loved your dad and will always remember what a great man and boss he was!! He was such a kind and interesting soul....always sharing stories and making those around him laugh!! Heaven has gained a wonderful Angel, and I'm sure your dad and mine are kudding around and catching up over a cup of heavenly coffee!! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!!
Rhonda (Bush) LewisLubbock, TX
So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He was such a sweet man. We were neighbors for many years . Thoughts and prayers with all of you.
Kay Klaus and Family
Kay Tubbs KlausAmarillo, TX
Bryan, Pam and Family; I know there aren't words to make you feel better, just know you have great memories of Mr. Walton that you can cherish forever. I saw how much he adored all his family, and am glad he was able to know Wesley, Mackenzie and Amy Lee. We love you all and if you need us, we are here for you.
John and Lida WhiteheadSkellytown, TX
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Kurt DeputyAmarillo, TX
Bill HolveyTomball, TX
Dear Pam and family,
My deepest condolences. I pray God comforts and watches over you.
Lisa GillispieBorger, TX
We loved your daddy, had many good times with him at the lake.. He will be missed, Our prayers are with you all (Pam, Kim and Mark)
Lorna &Bobby WadeFritch, TX