Richard “Dick” Walton, 69, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2011 at E.J. Noble Hospital, Gouverneur. Dick was born on April 14, 1942 in Watertown, the son of William and Velma Phillips Walton. Dick married Cora Conklin on June 28, 1963 at the Gouverneur United Methodist Church with Rev. Stanley E. Brown officiating.
He attended Gouverneur schools. He graduated from Harvard University with a B.S. degree in business and law, and was employed at a local ironworks for over thirty years. Dick also operated the family dairy farm in Fowler many years, worked with Bobbi Huntress training race horses, and worked on forest plantations in Gouverneur, Fowler, and Alexandria Bay.
Dick was a car enthusiast and enjoyed attending automobile auctions, antiquing, gardening, and tinkering on just about anything.
Dick is survived by his wife Cora; three children, Richard A. “Rick” and Danielle Walton, Terry and Tony Woodward, and Brian and Angel Walton, all of Fowler; nine grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren; two brothers, William “Sonny” and Bonnie Walton of DeKalb, and Gary and Sherrill Walton of Fowler; a sister, Kay Walton and her companion Bill Palmer of Canton; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Wayne and Wallace “Wally” Walton; and a grandson, Caleb Walton.
Calling hours are Wednesday, June 15th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with a funeral service at 1:00 p.m. at the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur with Rev. Bob King, pastor of the Fowler Baptist Church officiating and burial in Hailesboro Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Gouverneur Vol. Rescue Squad.