Wayne Walton

Wayne F. Walton, 93, of Sycamore, passed away peacefully on July 16, 2018.
Wayne was born on June 22, 1925, to B.F. and Mabel (Everhart) Walton. He graduated from Sycamore High School in 1943 and was a veteran of the United States Army in World War II from 1944-1946 obtaining the rank of sergeant. As a testament to his service, he was one of the first men in Wyandot County chosen to be a part of Honor Flight of Northwest Ohio in 2013.
On Feb. 26, 1950, he married Jean Weininger and they enjoyed 68 wonderful years. Together they have two sons, Steven (Tammy) Walton, Sycamore; and Rodney (Candy) Walton, Findlay; five grandchildren, Ashley Walton, Columbus; Aubrey Walton, New York City; Blake (Dani) Walton, Avon Lake; Sean (Ashley) Walton, Perrysburg; Kelly (Drew) Mulhern, Columbus; and three great-grandsons, Reid and Cole Walton, Perrysburg; and Oliver Walton, Avon Lake.
Wayne is also survived by his brother, Norman (Marjorie) Walton, Marseilles; sister, Rosie (Robert) Bear, Marseilles; and sister-in-law, Twila Walton, Upper Sandusky.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Garland Pennington, and two brothers, Clarence and J. Warren Walton.
Wayne was a true salesman, starting his career with the Baugh Fertilizer Company, eventually serving as district manager for 16 years. His sales path continued with the family owned business, BF Walton & Sons Seed Company for 30 years, followed by a 22-year career in real estate as the broker of Wayne F. Walton Real Estate in Tiffin and Upper Sandusky. Wayne loved his community and was involved in numerous organizations, highlighted by his 56 years of service to the Sycamore Lions Club. He was the co-chairman (with Jean) of the Sycamore and Sycamore Township One Fund Drive for 20 years along with being a member of the 60+ Club. Wayne was a Sycamore Township Trustee for 12 years and always enjoyed attending the state conference every year in Columbus. He also served as a director of the First National Bank of Sycamore for 53 years as well as the Wyandot Memorial Hospital Foundation Board for many years. In honor of his service to his hometown, Wayne and Jean were named the Outstanding Senior Citizens of Wyandot County in 2006, and was also awarded the State of Ohio Joined Hearts in Giving Award in 2013. He was a member of the Sycamore United Church of Christ for 65 years and truly enjoyed singing in the choir. Wayne was also a lifetime member of The Sycamore American Legion Post #250 and Upper Sandusky Elks Lodge #83. Wayne was a huge fan of the Cleveland Indians and rarely missed a game on television. He loved spending time fishing, whether it be on Lake Erie or at MacGregor Bay in Ontario, Canada. He had an incredible sense of humor and loved playing tricks on others. His true passion, however, was his family, which was the center of his attention.
Friends and family may visit from 5-8 p.m. July 20 at Walton-Moore Funeral Home, Sycamore, and an hour before services at Sycamore United Church of Christ. Services will be held at 11 a.m. at the church July 21 with the Rev. Paul Fraser, the Rev. Karen Fraser Moore and the Rev. Frank Murd officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made to Sycamore United Church of Christ or the Sycamore Lions Club, in care of Walton-Moore Funeral Home, PO Box 350, Sycamore, OH, 44882. Online expressions of sympathy can be made at www.waltonmoorefuneralhome.com.

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