HOUSTON—Mr. Eugene Walton Jr. was born on Dec. 19, 1929, in Rockdale, Texas, to Eugene Walton Sr. and Eddie Mae (Cartwright) Walton.
He attended Aycock School System and graduated in 1947 as valedictorian of his class.
He joined the United States Air Force on July 11, 1951. During his 22-year career in the military as a surgical technician, he did many tours of duties, of which his first tour was the Korean War.
One of his most memorable tours was when he was station at Udorn AFB, Thailand, where he spent two tours, and one year at Utapao AFB, Thailand, where he was exposed to Agent Orange, a herbicide and defoliant chemical used during the Vietnam War. He was also station in Japan and Spain, as well as many other Air Force bases in America.
Mr. Walton retired honorably as a Tech Sergeant (TSGT).
After retiring in February of 1973, at Ellington AFB, Texas, he moved to Houston, Texas.
He attended Texas A&M University, where he received his EMT and paramedic certification with honors.
He worked as an EMT and paramedic for The Woodland Fire Dept., Woodland, Texas, in Harris County, until he retired in 1991.
He lived in Houston, Texas, until his passing of COVID-19, on May 28, 2020.
Mr. Eugene Walton Jr., leaves to cherish his memories, his wife Sunee (Noi) Walton, and his sister, brothers, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of family and friends.
Memorial services are pending at Grimes Funeral Home, 3900 Home Road, Houston, Texas. (Obituary written by his
(Obituary written by his daughter, Elissa Benford-Roberts.)