Indian Harbour Beach
Retired Lt. Col. Walton Burr Hallowes, age 98 1/2 of Indian Harbour Beach died peacefully in the hands of the Lord surrounded by his family on Monday, July 13, 2009 at Wuesthoff Medical Center in Melbourne.
Col. Hallowes, a Florida native from Ft. Pierce, proudly served his country during his twenty-one year career in the Army which included service during WWII and the Korean conflict. In retirement, Col. Hallowes returned to Florida in 1973 from Gahanna, Ohio with his beloved first wife of 43 years, Daurice who later predeceased him.
A beloved and honored father and grandfather as well as an avid golfer and bridge player, Col. Hallowes is survived by his loving second wife of 21 years, Christiane Hallowes, sons Walton Burr Hallowes, Jr., and his wife Donna, William James Hallowes and his wife Melody, and Donald Bruce Hallowes and his wife Sharon L. Short; step children, Michael Driscoll and his wife Lynne and Patricia Driscoll; grandchildren, Stacey, Jennifer, Lisa and Walton Hallowes, III; and great-grandchildren, Sarah Anne, and James Fredericks, Abby and Ava Hallowes, and Christiane Driscoll.
Viewing will be held from 1 to 2 pm on Thursday, July 16 at Beach Funeral Home, 1689 S. Patrick Drive, in Indian Harbour Beach. Services to follow. The family invites your attendance in the celebration of the life of Col. Hallowes. Interment will be at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in the memory of Col. Hallowes to the Indian River Center Nursing Home residents activities fund, 7201 Greenboro Drive, West Melbourne, FL 32904, 321-727-0990 or Special Operations Warrior Foundation, www.specialops.org, P.O. Box 13483, Tampa, FL 33681, 813-805-9400.