Walton, Kenneth "Bud" L.

October 16, 1937 - December 23, 2013

Kenneth Lonnie Walton, 76, of Farmers Branch, Texas, passed away on December 23, 2013.  He was born on October 16, 1937 to Lonnie Walton and Pearl Seal Walton in a farmhouse in Bryan County, Oklahoma.  He graduated from Denison High School in 1956.  He was a loving father and grandfather, a devoted friend to many and an avid snow skier.  He served as a firefighter for 41 years and retired in 2000 as a captain with the Dallas Fire Department.

He is preceded in death by his father, Lonnie Walton; mother and stepfather, Pearl and John Cowherd; brother, Jackie Ray Walton; two daughters, Sandra Jo Walton and Debra Sue Specht; and wife, Ruby Allen Walton.

He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Bettie and Bill Watson; sister-in-law, Sonja Walton; step-sister, Betty Lou Teachout; daughter and son-in-law JoAnn and Pat Donohue; daughter, Leah Walton Teachout; son-in-law, Bruce Specht; grandchildren, Brandon Womack, Chelsea Simmons, Jason Simmons, Devan and Steve Sewell, Zakary and Marissa Teachout, Beverly Teachout, Emily Teachout, Valerie Teachout, Katie Specht, and Kayla Specht; great-grandson, Jaidyn Teachout; and dear friend and companion of 10 years, Autumn Swan.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home, 19310 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX 75252.  Kenneth requested, if desired and in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The American Cancer Society or Odyssey Hospice or can be made in his name by donating specifically to the Relay for Life webpage at the following address:  http://www.relayforlife.org/index?fr_id=57235 and entering the team name “This Bud’s For You” in the purple box labeled “Support a Participant or Team.”

Arrangements are under the direction of

ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road

Dallas, Texas 75252


6 replies on “Walton, Kenneth "Bud" L.”

Hank Garrison says:

I was saddened to hear of Kenneth”s passing. My brothers, Jim, Cliff, Charlie, and I send our condolences and prayers to Kenneth’s family. I plan to be at the service if I can.

Judi Zack, Lynn Schmidt and Terri Sweatman says:

My daughters and I are saddened by the passing of Ken. He was a part of our lives from the time my daughters were very small children. He was loved and respected by all.He will remain in our hearts forever. God Bless & comfort his family … RIP

Gene Gilliam says:

Ken, we will all miss you, Firefighters and Skiers. You will be honored at the National Firefighters Ski Race in February of 2014

Darlene Webster says:

I’m so sorry for your loss, Leah and family. Your father accomplished much in his life. May our Lord be near you at this time.

Dennis Arnold says:

He will be missed. one hell of a man & friend.


Janie Bush says:

I’m very saddened to hear of Kenneth’s passing. We were very close for 5 or 6 years in the mid ’80s and he was very supportive when my father died. He was a man of incredible integrity and my live is richer for having known him.

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