Gary A. Walton, 67, of Gilbert, AZ passed away June 30, 2019. He was born to Vern and Zula Belle Walton in Casa Grande, AZ on November 10, 1951. Gary’s life was spent in service to his family, friends, community, and church. For thirty years he worked as a Captain/Paramedic with the City of Mesa Fire Department. Gary was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served faithfully in various leadership and teaching capacities but his first love was teaching the youth. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, cowboy poetry, singing, gardening, hunting, and road trips with friends. Gary’s quick wit, ready smile and willingness to help will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife Frances, children Neil Walton (Megan), Chad Walton (Kristin), Becky Thruston (Artie), Lisa Thruston (Austin), Christopher Walton, Clara Goodman (Van), twelve grandchildren, his siblings Chuck Walton (Pam), Judy Clawson (Gary), Diane Ball (John), Scott Walton (Carrie), and Grant Walton (Laura) & Glenna Walton. He also leaves many nieces and nephews and cousins. Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Vern and Zula Walton, his brother Vern (Bud) Walton, Jr., and sister-in-law, Joan Walton. There is a visitation Friday, July 12, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ. Funeral services are Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 11am, preceded by a visitation at 10am, located at 4629 E. Guadalupe Rd., Gilbert, AZ.