John L. ‘Pappy’ Walton, 84, Ephrata, Korea vet, lifelong baker, had a great sense of humor

By on October 14, 2015

John L. “Pappy” Walton, 84, of Ephrata, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, at home with family.

He was the loving husband of Shirley R. (Michael) Walton, and son of the late Katherine Walton and John Miller.

John was born in Lancaster, and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked as a baker his whole professional life. He had worked at Holsum Bakery in Lancaster and retired from John Herr’s Market in Millersville where he was head baker.

John was a devoted father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who was an avid fisherman and loved feeding and watching birds. He also loved to draw and had a great sense of humor that he never lost.

In addition to his wife: Shirley; John is survived by six children: Kathy Bauer of West Reading; Carol M., wife of Lee Horst, of Lititz; Jay L. Walton, husband of Pat, of Lancaster; Vickie, wife of Terry Herr, of Lancaster; Ronia Hess of Lititz; Dennis Michael of Lancaster; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and two brothers: Ronald Helm, husband of Dorothy; and Robert Helm, husband of Maryann; all of Lancaster. He is also survived by his loyal puppy: Penny.

Services were held Oct. 9 at Paul L. Gravenor Home for Funerals, Ephrata. He was interred at Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens in Columbia, PA.

To send an online condolence, visit Paul L. Gravenor Home for Funerals, Ephrata, was entrusted with the arrangements.



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