Linwood (Bert) Bertram Walton, Jr.

Linwood (Bert) Bertram Walton, Jr.

Suffolk, VA
03.12.1955 - 09.04.2017
Suffolk VA

Linwood (Bert) Bertram Walton, Jr., 62, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 4, 2017 in his beloved Outer Banks surrounded by his family. Bert was preceded in death by his father, Linwood B. Walton, Sr.

He was a loving husband, father, brother, son, and a friend to all who knew him. He loved spending time with his family, playing golf, and enjoying time in the Outer Banks. His kindness and generous spirit will be missed by many.

Bert enjoyed over two decades working in the golf course industry, and was the Territory Manager for Triangle Chemicals for the past several years, serving customers throughout Virginia and the Outer Banks. He was a member of Holy Neck Christian Church.

He is survived by his loving wife, Cathy Holland Walton; daughters, Heather Baggett and her husband, John, Courtney Pohlit and her husband, D.J.; mother, Dorothy Walton; sister, Lynne Godfrey and her husband, Tom; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Friday, September 8, 2017 at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St., Suffolk, by the Rev. Matthew Johnson, with burial following at Holy Neck Christian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the funeral home on Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 7 to 8:30 PM. Condolences may be registered at

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R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory
509 W. Washington St
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States

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R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory
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Suffolk, VA 23434
United States


Cathy, Heather, Courtney and Family,
You all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Ben and Terri Goff

Cathy, Heather and Family, Words cannot express my deepest sorrow for your loss. I know only God can give you the peace and comfort at this most difficult time in your lives and for this I pray will come. I also pray that you will let your loving family and friends help you in any way they can for this journey will be a long one to go alone. Cathy, I am so glad your mother can be by your side to support you and also knows this loss so well. If at any time we can do any thing please do not hesitate to let us know for our thoughts and prayers will be with you. Love, Adele

Adele and Benny Copeland

Cathy, I am so sorry. I know this is such a hard time. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Anne and Mitch Bauman

I remember birtwell from high school, had not seen him since but have seen this picture frequently on Facebook and was so shocked to hear of his passing. I wish the utmost sympathy and I'm sending my prayers to his family and friends. He will be missed.

Robert Speer

Cathy, I am so sorry to hear of Bert's passing. I can only pray for God to comfort and guide you. Lean on Him and your family. My love and prayers are with you.

Vadis Jennings

Cathy - I am so sorry for the loss of Bert. So glad you're near your mom because family is so important, especially family support. Our prayers for your healing in the coming days.

Roseland & Donald Worrell


I was shocked when I heard the news. I have no words to say, only that Tricia and I are so sorry for Bert's passing. Our heart and prayers are pointed towards you and your family. Rest assure he is in the arms of a loving GOD now. When I was called with the news I just looked out towards the field behind our houses and remembered us both cutting grass and having a passing wave to each other. Will see you Thursday night.

Kenny King

Thinking of you Cathy, and family. So many times we are left to wonder why with so many questions unanswered. May your faith, family, and friends rally around you all to help you through this difficult time and those to come. Always keep your memories close to your heart; they will help you along with the precious love he held for you all. I'm here for you whenever you need me. Love always, your friend forever!

Patsy DeLucia

Cathy ànd Family, Words are little comfort at a time like this. We send our deepest sympathy to you and all the family. Please know that you all are in our every thought and prayer. May our Lord bless you and be with you during your time of sorrow. With much love, Joan and Johnnie Minter

Johnnie and Joan Minter

Cathy, Heather, and Courtney, We are deeply saddened to hear of Bert's passing! You are in our prayers and thoughts.

Debbie and Duane Shepheard


Thinking of you and your family during this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Teresa and Mike Wilder

Cathy, my heart has been aching for you, Heather, Courtney and the entire family. I just can't comprehend that sweet, kind and loving Bert has gone to be with the Lord. He was so special and I know what a wonderful relationship you two had. I wish I could take your hurt away but I know that only time and the Lord's comfort can get you to a place of peace and acceptance. Please know that you all are in my prayers. I love you!

Ruth Ann Casey

Cathy, I am so sorry to hear this!! Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers!

Trudy Fowler Smith

Cathy, I have no words that could possibly express how very sorry Mike and I are for your loss. Being with you and your daughters on Monday during the time of your loss was such a humbling experience for us. I prayed for you and your daughters then and continue to pray for you each day, asking the good Lord to wrap His loving arms around you and bring you comfort during the next few days, weeks, months and years. Our deepest condolences are sent to you and your family.

Pam and Mike Carr

Cathy, you and your family have remained in our thoughts and prayers. Since Courtney, Heather & John were together with you, this was a blessing to have each other for comfort as Bert was passing away. You didn't have to make the call to the girls to let them know....they were right beside you in a place that Bert loved to come. We are available to help you in any way during this difficult time.

Mike & Cheryl White

The Virginia Golf Course superintendents Association mourns the loss of Bert. He was such a wonderful man, much loved by all his friends and colleagues in our industry. Our prayers are with all friends and family. We all will miss him greatly.

David Norman, Virginia Golf Course Superintendents Assn

I had known Bert for many years
A very kind and gentle soul
The days ahead will be trying
Keep Bert in your heart and he will comfort you
My sincere condolences to all.

Bill Darden

Thinking of you Cathy. Am so very sorry for your loss.

Debbie Butler

Cathy, please know that you and your family have our deepest sympathies at the passing of your loved one, Bert. Take care of each other and find some measure of comfort in God's love and grace. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time.

Cathy and Bill Atkins

Cathy, Bobby and I continue to keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. It's times like these when we have so many questions and not so many answer, but we know through the toughest days we face that our God is a gracious God, a big God, one who knows our hearts and who has suffered much more than we can imagine. Continue to lean on Him for strength, comfort and peace as only He can give. Bert was a classmate of mine for many years. A quiet guy with a kind spirit and heart. If you needed help with something, he would have been there for you. Even though our paths didn't cross very often over these years, I know those things didn't change about him by the friends I talk to and the things I read. Hold tight to the memories of the many years you shared, knowing that your family and friends will be carrying you through with love and prayers.

Bobby and Faye (Blevins) Beale

Mrs. Walton and family, please know that the Smith family will continue to pray your strength in the Lord during your time of bereavement. In His Hands!
Elder Jerome and Angelique Smith

Elder Jerome and Angelique Smith

Cathy, we are so heartbroken to hear the news of Bert's passing. Lifting you and the family up in prayer, asking God to comfort your hearts and give you strength to get through this most difficult time. Your mom is very special to us, and we are thankful that she is there to support you and hold you close. We pray that one day you will feel the peace of knowing that you and your beloved Bert will be together again in heaven. That's God's promise to us. Love in Christ,

Liz and Jon Morris

Cathy and family...oh, so sorry to hear about Bert's sudden passing. Remembering back to the Turf and Garden days.....sending each of you our prayers and thoughts during this difficult time. He will be remembered with love and a smile. 🙏🙏😇

Glenda and Richard Daughtrey

Cathy and family,. So sorry for your loss, sending thoughts and prayers for all...God bless!
Drew and Lisa

Drew and Lisa Holland

Cathy & family, So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers, love and hugs. I know you all have so many fond memories. These memories now become our treasures. May God wrap his arms around each of you at this most difficult time in your life.

Nancy & Bobby Rountree

Nancy Rountree

Cathy and Family, We are so sad to hear of Bert's sudden passing. There are no words that can truly express how deeply this loss of such a good man. He will be missed by many and we pray that God will be with you during this incredibly tough time.

Ed and Ginny Flanders

Ed and Ginny Flanders

RIP my friend!

Rose Oliver Hutchison

Please accept our sincerest condolences from United Way of South Hampton Roads at the loss of a father, husband, son, and brother. Mr. Walton had been a loyal contributor for many years and our community is a much better place because of his generosity.

United Way of South Hampton Roads Staff

United Way of South Hampton Roads Staff


We were all deeply saddened to learn of Bert's passing. He was such a wonderful man it was always a joy to be in his presence. Bert lived a wonderful life and had wonderful family and friends to share it with. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Ron Williams and staff of the City Treasurer's Office

Condolences to the Walton family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds." May God bring you comfort and peace.

Williams Family

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