Henry Trueheart Walton

Hollywood Baptist Church Cemetery

        Henry Trueheart Walton, a son of the late Alvah Johnson Walton and Mary Elizabeth Taylor Walton, was born April 6, 1921 in Powhatan County, VA.

        He attended the public schools in Powhatan County, VA.

        At an early age he was converted, baptized and joined the Hollywood Baptist Church where he served on the Usher Board for over 40 years.

        In 1940 Henry was joined in wedlock to Miss Mildred Vaughan. From this union four children were born.

        He was employed with Richmond Ford until his retirement in 1978.

        Poppie-Waltie, as he was fondly known, was a quiet, passionate, sensitive, loving husband and father who worked hard to provide for his family. He was very family oriented and enjoyed locating and getting to know other family members.

        Poppie was a grandfather who gave a special meaning to the word father to Kimberly and Keith Jones.

        He loved his church and community and enjoyed visiting the sick near and far. He would help anyone in a time of need and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

        For about three years, he has been in declining health and departed this life at Chippenham Hospital in Richmond, VA on Tuesday, May 4, 1993.

        He leaves to cherish fond memories, his devoted wife, Mildred Walton; three daughters, Alma Colson, Queen Jones and Bernice Jones; one son, Deacon Alvah E. Walton; five granddaughters, Tamara Isaac, Celeste Lewis, Kimberly Jones, Tonya and Antoinette Walton; five grandsons, Kevin and Jamal Colson, Levelle and Anthony Walton and Keith Jones; eleven great grandchildren; one granddaughter-in-law, Doris Colson; two grandsons-in-law, Estaban Isaac and Bobby Lewis; two sisters, Martha Caldwell and Nannie Fisher; two brothers, Mitchell Walton and Alvah Walton, Jr.; two aunts, Bertha Palmer and Mattie Banks; one uncle, William Robinson; six sisters-in-law, Alease Walton, Barbara Walton, Florene Mayo, Albert McKay, Sally Sprauve and Olamay Vaughan; two brothers-in-law, Alberto Sprauve and Frank Caldwell; one daughter-in-law, Elsie Walton; one son-in-law, Ben Jones; twenty-three nieces and nephews; thirty-three great nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

reprinted by permission
@ 2009 Powhatan County Historical Society. All rights reserved