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Celebrating the life of

Thomas (Tommy) Clarence Walton

February 18, 1941 - March 26, 2024

Thomas (Tommy) Clarence Walton

Thomas 'Tommy' Clarence Walton, a beloved man to many, passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah, GA on March 26, 2024. He was surrounded by his loving wife, Patricia McGee Walton, and his children.

Tommy was born on February 18,1941, in Savannah. As the baby brother to three much older siblings, Eddie, Claire, and G.W., Tommy treasured his family and his “cracker” upbringing. His mother instilled a love for cooking that now carries through generations of family and friends. As a young man, Tommy pitched the first no-hitter in the inaugural season of AMBUCS little league baseball. Joining the United States Army his senior year of high school, he became a military police officer. After an honorable discharge, he pursued a twenty-year career in law enforcement serving at the Chatham County Sheriff’s Department and the Savannah Police Department. Working with Savannah’s first drug dog, Blitz, and being an integral part of the narcotics units were proud moments in his many life stories. He worked in the shipping industry in Savannah for 14 years where he made so many lasting friendships.

Laughter, fun, food and dancing followed Tommy throughout his life. He was a talented golfer who enjoyed beating his friends in golf and cards. He loved travel, cooking, and cruising down Bluff Drive to enjoy God’s creation. He was a man of integrity who could be counted on to know what was needed and how to complete it. Known for his big heart, calm attitude, and brave persona, Tommy is deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his wife, Trisha, Tommy is survived by his children, Paige Walton Brown (Erik), Edwin Scott Walton, George Wesley Walton (Beth) and Mary Addison Morgan Chapman (Gary), and his grandchildren, Taylor Walton Golden (Will), Mel Walton, Nicholas Walton, Ethan Brown, Van Walton, Evan Walton, Alex Walton, Isabelle Alverson, Eleanor Chapman and one great granddaughter- Mina Golden; special in-laws Jane Coslick and partner, Joe Inglesby, Norman and Marni McGee, John Heitmann (Joy McGee). In addition, many special nieces and nephews.

A special note of deep appreciation for attentive nieces Karen Walton Langston (Perry) and Patti Walton Stewart; and the thoughtful loving medical staff at Hospice Savannah (Amanda Cody Daniel) and Fresenius Kidney Care Coastal (Libby Kuenlen)

Also preceded in death by his parents, Pauline Welch and Edwin Carlyle Walton; siblings Edwin Carlyle Walton, Jr; Claire Walton Osbourne, and George Welch Walton; and former wife, Patricia Wilson Walton.

A Celebration of a “life well lived” will be held on April 8, 2024, at 3:30pm at Fox and Weeks, 7200 Hodgson Memorial Dr., Savannah, GA 31406. Informal visitation at 2:30pm. Reception to follow- details at Fox and Weeks. The family requests any donations be made to Hospice Savannah Foundation, P.O. Box 13190, Savannah GA 31406 or online at



Sending love and support to the Walton family. When I was a student of Mrs. Walton at Georgia Southern I spent Thanksgiving dinner with them. It was such a blessing for them to welcome me into their home for the holidays. Mr. Walton was truly wonderful and will be missed.

- Danielle Nowak (Cotton), Farmington Hills, Michigan

Scott and Paige, so sorry to learn of your fathers passing. He was a great man and I was blessed to work alongside of your father. Many, many fond memories of time spent together. Bless you both at this sad time.

- Richard Grenville, Kansas City, MO

Richard and I have so many wonderful memories of Savannah and Tommy is always a part of them. He was always a generous and true friend. We loved him so much he became godfather to one of our sons. RIP dear friend

- Lorraine Grenville, Kansas City, Mo

Mary Addison, thank you for the notice. The world will be a quieter place without Tommy and I know all of you in the family will miss him dearly. Doc and others will be waiting for him in heaven, I am sure! Lou Mobley Phillips

- Margaret L Mobley, Savannah, GA

So many wonderful memories of our travels with Tommy and Trisha. He is a great loss to everyone. Condolences to all of his family.

- Lynda and Charles Furchgott, Savannah, Georgia

It was an honor to work with Tommy at the Sheriff’s Office. With a huge sense of humor, I learned quickly that Tommy was the jokester in the bunch. He was truly a Southern gentleman who lived life on his terms. My sincere condolences to Trisha, his children, and extended families. May you be comforted by the Spirit in the days ahead.

- Diane + Skip Sasser, Wilmington Island , Georgia

A candle has been lit!

- Diane Sasser, Savannah, Georgia

A candle has been lit!

- Diane Sasser, Savannah, Georgia

Mrs.Trisha and family please accept our sincerest condolences. It was an honor to have known Tommy and worked with him as a Blue Coat. Tommy was an honorable man who said what he meant and meant what he said. Praying God will give you and your family peace in this time of loss. Wilfred Davis and Family.

- Wilfred Davis Family , Rincon , Ga

Hey so sorry to hear about Tommy’s passing. He was a great guy!!!!

- Ray Johnston, Savannah , Ga

Paige and family you have enjoyed your Dad for years and he was truly a joy ! May peace follow him to heaven where he may see his siblings and loved ones . May his light be eternal !

- Bonnie Connolly, Savannah, Georgia

Paige and family you have enjoyed your Dad for years and he was truly a joy ! May peace follow him to heaven where he may see his siblings and loved ones . May his light be eternal !

- Bonnie Connolly, Savannah, Georgia

Paige and family you have enjoyed your Dad for years and he was truly a joy ! May peace follow him to heaven where he may see his siblings and loved ones . May his light be eternal !

- Bonnie Connolly, Savannah, Georgia

I’m so sorry for your loss. Tommy was a kind man. Prayers and peace to Trisha and the family. Your neighbor, Liz

- Elizabeth Massey , Savannah, GA

Many good times with Tommy and brother Eddie. Tommy was a great guy and he will be missed by many. Rest in Peace old friend!

- Bob White, Greensboro , Ga

Sending my condolences to Trisha and family. Tommy was a fun guy to work with. He will be missed.

- Frank H Grimm, Richmond Hill, GA

Tommy was a mentor to many young police officers. I was fortunate to be one of them. Years later the circle was unbroken as we worked together as Blue Coats. A toast and God speed, my friend.

- Lindsay Rowse , Savannah , Georgia

I was lucky enough to work with Tommy while on the waterfront. He was a wonderful person!! Sending prayers to his family and friends!! RIP Tommy! First time I was on expense account working with Tommy in Brunswick loading paper. Took Paper Mill customers to Alfonzo’s Supper Club and had a nice meal with them. Tommy told me since I was out of town on expense account I should pay the bill which was quit large. Next day I was worried about turning it in and Tommy told me he would put it on his expense account. Never will forget it!! Great man!!

- Herbie Davis, Georgetown , SC

Sending love and support to ztrisha and her family. May your memories of Tommy sustain you

- Susan MUSCARELLA, Savannah, GA

Knew Tommy or Bubba as we affectionately called him for well over fifty years. We met when he was a police officer and we quickly became friends. Our friendship grew through the years, especially after we both retired. Had many great times socializing and vacationing in Florida with our wives. Never failed to have a good time and lots of laughs when we were together. He will be missed by the many people who knew and loved him. Rest in peace Bubba. You earned it.❤️

- Butch and Maureen Cummins, Savannah , Ga

Trisha, I'm so sorry for your loss. I never had the privilege to meet Tommy, but I can see from this obit what a wonderful man he was. May his memory be a blessing. Dorcas

- Dorcas Hand, HOUSTON, TX sorry to learn about Tommy's passing. We have been remembering some of our times together with smiles! He always brought laughter to any gathering. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

- Raymond & Sherry Georges, Savannah, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel