Bayou Current- Funeral Service will be held for, Mr. John "J.T." Walton, Jr., age 80 will be on Friday, February 1, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. in the Atchafalaya Presbyterian Church in Bayou Current. Pastor Dean Rydbeck will conduct the service. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.
Mr. Walton extended in eternal rest on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 joining his beloved wife Patricia (Patsy) “Honey” Walton.
J.T., brother, uncle brother, Papa; believed in the blessed hope of his lord and savior and witnessed to many on his behalf. After graduating from Melville High School, he enlisted in the Army Air Force and was stationed on the island of Okinawa, Japan at the Kadena Air Base; where he served as a jet plane mechanic. He then moved and resided in Melville, LA., where he opened Walton’s Air Condition and Refrigeration owning & operating it for over fifty years. He was also the President of Merchants and Farmers Bank of Melville, as well as an elder of Atchafalaya Presbyterian Church. J.T. was an avid hunter and fishmen who loved to work his land and had a passion for farming and raising cattle. J.T was called to his Lord and Savior where he was born and died in Bayou Current, Louisiana.
He is survived by his two children, Rick Walton and wife, Monica of Oscar, LA and Wendy Sibille and husband, Lowell III of Bayou Current, LA; grandchildren, Blair J. Sibille and wife, Muneera of Brooklyn, New York and Saxon S. Sibille and wife, JeNaye` of Lafayette, LA; great-granddaughter, Rebecca Ann Sibille; brother, Don Walton and wife, Sharon of Baton Rouge, LA; and sister, Nellie Blair of Denham Springs, LA.
Mr. Walton was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia “Pasty” Walton; his parents, John Thomas “JT” Walton, Sr. and Daisy Thomasson Walton; and a sister, Vella Walton White.
Visitation will be held only on Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday by Pastor Dean Rydbeck, Dirk Andrepont, Jon Sonbuchner, and Loren Carriere of Hope Presbyterian of Opelousas. The funeral home will not reopen on Friday; family and friends should proceed straight to Atchafalaya Presbyterian Church on Friday, February 1, 2019 for services at 2:00 p.m.
Memorial donation in memory of Mr. Walton can be made to the church he loved, Atchafalaya Presbyterian Church (P.O. Box 385, Melville, Louisiana 71353).
Words of Comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Christie SavageArnaudville, LA
Our deepest sympathies go out to your family.
May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek.
Mr. Walton handled our refrigeration work for years.
Always had coffee ready for him and Hawk.
Camille N Laborde and FamilyMorganza, LA
Dear Wendy and Lowell,
We are so very sorry over the loss of your Daddy.
You and yours remain in our thoughts and prayers.
Carolyne and Grem
Carolyne D. DeJeanOpelousas, LA
May peace and comfort be with you and your family at this difficult time.
Sheriff Bobby J. GuidrozPort Barre, LA
Blessing and comfort to heal your heartbreak. "Where there is great grief, there is great love" Patsy is happy and JT is at peace! Amen!! Wonderful to see you all and spend just a few hours feeling the "love" of family. The service tonight was so spiritually inspirational, a reflection of a life lived well and just simply beautiful. I will be praying for your sweet family Ricky and Wendy. I love you
Nancy LeBlanc FawcettLafayette, LA
I’m so very sorry for the loss of your father is heartbreaking. I want to extend my deepest sympathy and condolences . You and your family are in our familys prayers tonight . I’m also very sorry I wasn’t at the funeral home to show my support as a friend . I completely missed it . I love you and If you need a friend please reach out to me . I’ll never forget the love you showed me when I needed love and a shoulder. ❤️
Vera & Jeremy NagyOpelousas, LA
My prayers r with u Wendy and your family .im so sorry for your loss !! He’s with patsy now and I know he’s happy !! Y’all had some great years together !! Cherish them forever!! Love u girl!!!
Debra reedLafayette, LA
My sincerest condolences to the family for the loss of such a dear loved one..JT was always kind and helpful to me. I appreciated it especially during the heat of the summer or the cold of the winter he took care of the problem.May the good times and memories help you thru this difficult time.
Terrie Gambrell FirminMelville, LA
Love and prayers to family of John (Brother) on this day. Such a great example his life was of living the christian faith. It was an honor to know him. He will be missed. I hold tight to the promise I will join him some day heaven.
David and Margaret WaltonBentley, LA
My prayers are with your family and May God Bless and give comfort to your loved ones.
Ruth Teer Glaser, Pete Glaser’s widowZachary, LA
Our thoughts and prayers are with th
Our thoughts and prayers are with yall during this time. h
Our thoughts and prayers are with yall. He was such a wonderful man and good friend. He will be greatly missed. A pilar of our community.
Barbara and Leo(Teeter) Ducote Jr.Palmetto, LA