Richard Walton Obituary, Resident of Shelbyville Has Died – Death Cause
- Isabella Mia
Richard Walton Death, Obituary – At the age of 67, Richard L. “Rick” Walton of Shelbyville passed away at the MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville on March 22, 2023. He was the son of Kenneth Walton and Lois (Farmer) Walton and was born on June 7th, 1955 in the city of Alameda, California. Katherine S. “Kathy” Harrell, his wife of nearly half a century, is still alive after the couple tied the knot on May 4, 1974.
In addition to Kathy, Rick is survived by his mother, who lives in Chesterfield; his children, Michelle Nisun and husband David, of Fort Wayne, Suzanne Walton and husband Thomas, of Indianapolis, and Kimberly Walton and wife Jennifer, also of Indianapolis; his sister, Mona Walton, who also lives in Chesterfield; and his grandchildren, Emily McConnell and husband John, Megan Nisun, Anna Nisun, Jonah Silcox, Elijah Silcox, Takeo Ratna
Rick’s mother and father, as well as his brother-in-law, Monte Wertz, passed away before him. In 1974, he obtained his diploma from Shelbyville High School, and in 1975, he graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree in management science. Rick’s previous employment included stints as a machinist and an electrician for Arvin, as a human resources manager for Pilkington NSG, and as the quality systems manager for J & L Tool, where he worked until his retirement in 2021.
Between the years 1992 and 2006, he gave his time as a volunteer for SCUFFY. At that time, he also served on the board of directors and was the chairman of the drive in the year 2000. Rick was an outdoorsman who enjoyed activities such as sailing, boating, fishing, and touring. He enjoyed taking his family and friends to concerts and talking about the music he listened to and how much he loved it. His grandchildren gave him the affectionate nickname “Bob,” and he considered them to be his greatest source of pride. He had a reputation for entertaining listeners with vivid tales.