Richard E. “Rick” Walton

June 09, 1953 ‒ June 16, 2018

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Richard E. “Rick” Walton, age 65, of Mount Gilead, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at his residence following a battle with cancer.

He was born on June, 9, 1953, in Mount Vernon to the late Richard R. Walton and Norma J. (Dailey) Walton whom survives. Rick attended Highland High School.

For many years, Rick worked as an electrician for H.P.M.. He later went on to drive truck and man the store for Carter Lumber.

Earlier in life Rick enjoyed traveling of which a few of his stops were the Niagara Falls and the Biltmore Estates. Rick also enjoyed playing on the computer and watching videos of trains.

Rick will be remembered by his family and friends for his bubbly and friendly personality.

He will be dearly missed by his mother, Norma; sisters: Sharon (Carroll) Sears of Marion, Victoria Ruhl of Mount Gilead, and Pamela (Timothy) Ward of West Liberty; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Rick was preceded in death by his father, Richard; sister, Andrea Stitzlein; and nephew, Gary Sears.

A private service to celebrate his life will be held privately by his family.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the family to assist with final expenses.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Rick’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • To theWalton Family. So sorry to hear of Ricks passing. I remember him as a young child when the family lived in Waterford. My thoughts and prayers to all. Rhonda Whited Young