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William Andrew ‘Andy’ Walton, 44, traveled the Caribbean as a personal chef

William Andrew ‘Andy’ Walton

LELAND — William Andrew “Andy” Walton, 44, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. Andy was born in Wilmington on Oct. 3, 1972, to Robert A. Walton and Rosemary Walton Coleman.

Andy had many interests and talents. He excelled in everything he put his hand to. In his youth, he loved to play baseball, going with his team to the North Carolina State Championship playoffs.

In early adulthood, he traveled the Caribbean as a personal chef on a yacht where he began to deepen his talents in the area of cooking. Over the years, he found success as a chef to major restaurants, as a car and furniture salesman, landscaper in Wilmington, N.C., Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Charleston, S.C. But his greatest love was for his two beautiful daughters, Maranda and Mya Walton.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Victor G. Walton, and grandmother, Edna F. Pridgen; and maternal grandfather, Edmond I. Brummett, and grandmother, Betty B. Ulrich.

Andy is survived by his two daughters, Maranda and Mya Walton of Summerville, S.C.; father, Robert A. Walton (wife, Jaime) of Harrells, N.C.; mother, Rosemary W. Coleman (husband, Harry) of Leland, N.C.; brother, Robert A Walton Jr. (wife, Dayvon) of Rocky Point, N.C.; two stepbrothers, Blake and Eric Jordan; along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service will be held for Andy at 11 am., Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Lighthouse Worship Center, 98 S. Trade Way, Rocky Point.

Andy was loved and he loved many people. He will be greatly missed. Be comforted! Because he acknowledged he was a sinner in need of a savior, he called on the Lord to forgive him and save him. From that point forward, he had the promise of never being separated from the love of God through his savior, Jesus Christ. By making this simple confession before God and calling on the Lord to save us, we too have that same promise and we will see Andy again.

Condolences to the family may be offered at coblewardsmithwilmington.com.

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