James Milton "Jim" Walton, age 80, of Franklinville passed away on Sunday, September 19, 2021 at his home.
Mr. Walton was born in Randolph County on August 21, 1941 to James and Mildred Milks Walton. Jim served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He retired as a Captain with the Asheboro Fire Department after over 30 years of service. Jim, along with his wife Janice, owned and operated Walton's Lock and Key. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Franklinville and a Mason with Lodges 128 & 699. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his canine companion, Elvis. Jim enjoyed traveling with his family, especially to Gatlinburg.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Janice Walton; son, Jimmy Walton of Franklinville; grandsons, Taylor, Alex, and Nicholas Walton; and sister, Margaret Ann Ward of Asheboro.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church of Franklinville Cemetery with Rev. Joe Edwards officiating.
Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro is serving the Walton family.