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Sherman Gregory Walton

April 25, 1947 ~ October 21, 2019 (age 72)

Obituary

Sherman Gregory Walton, the eldest child and son of the late Eddie Bell Syas-Walton and
Boyd Nathaniel Walton, Jr., was born on April 25, 1947 in Lake Charles, LA. He transitioned
from this earthly life at his home on Monday evening, October 21, 2019.

As a military child, Sherman, a math prodigy with great academic promise, enjoyed a diverse
educational experience in the US and abroad. He graduated from Arundel High School in
1965. After high school he attended Morgan State University and joined ROTC with the goal
of training as a helicopter pilot.

Sherman entered the U. S Army in 1966 and was commissioned as an Officer in 1968 and
achieved the rank of Captain at the time of his discharge in 1970. During his tenure in the
Army, Sherman was an Army Helicopter Pilot and was awarded the following decorations:

The National Defense Service Medal for his service in Vietnam, Rifle Badge (M-14) Marksman,
the Good Conduct Medal (1st Award), Bronze Star and an Honorable Character of Service.

After completion of his military service he continued his education at Anne Arundel Arundel
Community College studying Electrical Engineering Technology. He further matriculated at
Catonsville Community College earning an accelerated Computer Programming Certificate.

His career spanned various corporate and entrepreneurial pursuits in the computer science
field. He worked as a Medical Imaging Technician providing technical support and repair to
complex imaging equipment for many years.

He was a sought after resource in his local communityhis computer literacy/and repair and
often provided free services to those who could not afford to pay.

Sherman was a lover of music and talented musician rarely seen without his guitar and
known for his impromptu jam sessions with friends and family.

Sherman was preceded in death by his mother, Eddie Bell Syas Walton and father Boyd
Nathaniel Walton, Jr. He is survived by: daughter, Deborah Cummings-Thomas, son, Sherman
Walton, Jr, daughters, Christina Walton and Malieka Walton, sister, Patricia Walton Caesar
(Allen), brother, Boyd (Judah) Walton III, sister, Valerie Walton, brother, David Walton, sister,
Carolyn Walton Lynch, three Grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended
family members, special friends and many lifelong friends.

The family welcomes your condolences and thoughts. Cards may be addressed to: Patricia
Walton, Caesar at 3604 Deslauriers Court, Temple Hills, MD 20748. In lieu of flowers and gifts,
you may direct donations toMCVET {Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training)or
The Baltimore Stationboth are not-for-profits that service homeless veterans.

MCVET:https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/mcvetor mail your check payable to MCVET
Attn: Ms. Cereta Spencer, (MCVET Director of Development), 301 N. High Street, Baltimore, MD
21202 Phone: 410.576.9626 x235

The Baltimore Station: https://baltimorestation.org/donate/ or mail your check payable to
Baltimore Station with a mention of Sherman G Walton in the memo section to: 140 W. West
Street, Baltimore, MD 21230.Attn: Kim Callari. Phone: 410-752-4454 X207

 

To send flowers to Sherman's family, please visit our floral section.


Services

Interment
Monday
November 18, 2019

1:30 PM
Crownsville Cemetery
1122 Sunrise Beach Road
Crownsville, MD 21032

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