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John Vass Walton, II

June 20, 1944 - November 20, 2021

John Vass Walton II was born on June 20, 1944 in Duncan, Oklahoma to John Vass Walton and Nova (Fern) Weatherly. He passed away on November 20, 2021 surrounded by family. John graduated from Oklahoma State University to fulfill his lifelong dream to become an Electrical Engineer. In 1965, he married his high school sweetheart, Linda, and they moved to Richardson, Texas where they have resided ever since. John and Linda loved to travel and, fortunately, John’s work allowed them the opportunity to travel and see many wondrous places in England and Europe. John retired from Texas Instruments/Raytheon after a 45-year career. From the time John was a little boy, spending summer with his grandfather, he developed a deep love of all things trains.  During his retirement, he joined Southwestern Live Steamers which gave him a whole new life and lasting friendships after losing Linda.  He will be missed by all who knew him.

John is survived by daughter, Tami Hormell and husband, Brian; daughter, Wendy Davidson and husband, Terry; grandchildren, Manda McDermott and husband, Paul, Jeremy Hormell and wife, Ally, Mat Hormell and wife, Ashley, Jared Hormell, Alexis Davidson, and Trey Davidson; great grandchildren, Addison Walton, Jacob McDermott, Abigail McDermott, Justice Hormell, Colvin Hormell and Devon Hormell; sister, Susan Vinson; as well as multiple nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 46 years, Linda, and his grandson, Steven Walton.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 27, 2021, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North in Allen, Texas. The service will be live-streamed at https://celebrationoflife.tv/blog/john-vass-walton-ii.  Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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I am so sorry that we just found out about John's passing, He will truly be missed. I am so sorry we weren't able to attend his services. We enjoyed the many years we lived across the street from him and Linda. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Mike and Terry Reisinger, December 1, 2021 Such a good friend and always level headed as we met on Thursday evenings together. A long time member of the TESC. Will miss you John, Keith Keith Weiss, November 27, 2021 God bless you John, my friend. May you rest in peace. I remember so well when You, Linda and Wendy spent time at our house when you were cycling around on your bikes. Sorry I can't make the funeral today, I truly regret that. God bless you and all your family. Darvin Darvin Heer, November 27, 2021 John, you were a big part of good childhood memories. Although we saw each other very little as adults, I always knew you were part of my life. You will be missed. RIP Bill Pearsall, November 27, 2021 Growing up I enjoyed watching John with his model trains in Duncan. And I enjoyed the summer he lived at my parent’s home in Oklahoma City while working for OG&E. Joe Pearsall , November 26, 2021 We will certainly miss John at all the train activities. Precious memories! God bless his family! Carroll and Becky Enders, November 26, 2021 I had known John for many years in a limited way since we both worked for Texas Instruments/Raytheon. However after retirement, we became much closer since we shared a mutual interest in model railroad activities. As I'm sure many others will attest, his technical skills were invaluable. But more than his technical skills, his warm and friendly personality were extraordinary. My wife has issues with an autoimmune disease similar to what John's wife endured and when he found out, he offered to be a resource on how to help her manage. He was always inquiring as to how she was doing. For his help, I will be eternally grateful. George Schilp, November 26, 2021 Rest in peace brother. You're on the long train home.
Gary Richey, November 26, 2021 I met John years back while helping a fellow modeler host a model railroad open house. We quickly realized that we shared some common life experiences and soon became good friends. I suspect I has some impact on getting John involved in the local outdoor railroad activities and in church related activities. I truly enjoyed working with John on the railroad and with various church tasks. He became a very dear friend and will be missed by me and many others. Richard Byron Day, November 25, 2021 I met John years back while helping a fellow modeler host a model railroad open house. We quickly realized that we shared some common life experiences and soon became good friends. I suspect I had some impact on getting John involved in the local outdoor railroad activities and in church related activities. I truly enjoyed working with John on the railroad and various church tasks. He was a very dear friend and will be missed by me and many others. Richard Byron Day, November 25, 2021 John was everyone's friend. When you asked him for help, he was always there. His smile and wit, along with his great knowledge, will be missed. I was blessed to know John Walton. Jerry Schoenberg, November 25, 2021 We were very sorry to hear of John's passing. We were his neighbors and friends on Walnut Creek Place for 25 years. We knew John and Linda well and in addition to being wonderful people, they were the best neighbors anyone could ever ask for. John's family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. With sincere and heartfelt condolences, Lori and Don Doherty Lori and Don Doherty , November 24, 2021 I have known John for years. His smile would immediately make you smile. His sense of humor made a person look forward to seeing him. The world will not be same without him. Tom Stamey, November 24, 2021 I have only known John for about 9 Years, I met him in the Live Steam hobby in the SWLS. John became a very good friend and helped me allot in the hobby. He will be missed very much. GOD bless John Walton. John T (JT) Bailey, November 24, 2021 John was an individual that was extremely easy to like. He never spoke against anyone, unless it was in jest. If you got to know him, you got to see a fun humorous side of him. I will always think of him for his kindness to all, and his love of his friends. His family was a source of immense pride for him; I fondly remember that he carried pictures of his children and their families with him always. Charles D. Daniels, November 24, 2021 I only knew John a few years at Live Steam meets and he was one of the nicest guys I’ve ever meet. He will be missed. Steve, November 23, 2021