Thomas Andy Walton, Sr.

Thomas Andy Walton, Sr.

Thomas Andy Walton, Sr. of Irondale passed away on Saturday, Nov. 19, attended by his loving wife, Ira Sue.

Born one of a set of triplets in Columbiana, on May 2, 1938, Thomas graduated from Shelby County High School and became a member of the first class of male students at the University of Montevallo.

He dedicated his enthusiastic energies to church activities throughout his life. Thomas was ordained a deacon in his twenties at Montevallo First Baptist Church and continued to serve as a deacon in other churches where they lived. He also taught men’s Sunday School classes for many years, as well as lifting his voice from the choir loft.

Thomas never met a stranger, volunteered many hours of hard work wherever he saw a need, and was dedicated to his friends, family and church family.

Thomas was preceded in death by his grandparents, Thomas and Eva Walton and Andrew and Lula Wood; his parents, Reverend Gaston and Annice Mae Walton; his brother, Paul Walton; and grandson, Thomas Andy Walton III.

He is survived by his wife, Ira Sue; children, Thomas Andy Walton, Jr. and Melanie Balch; and grandchildren, Noah and Seth Walton and Gabrielle and Reagan Balch.

Services were held at Leeds First Baptist Church and burial at Forest Crest Cemetery.

Donations may be made to Leeds First Baptist Church choir or youth department.

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Kilgroe Funeral Home, Leeds directing.