Raleigh, NC: Mr. Arthur Ray Walston, age 75 of 5804 Briarwood Drive died Monday at Duke University in Durham. Graveside Funeral Service will be 3:00 PM Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the Johnson Family Cemetery outside Benson. Rev. Tom Harper and Mr. Joe Harper will officiate.
Mr. Walston was born in Wilson County to the late Arthur Lee and Minnie Grimsley Walston. He was preceded in death by a sister, Yvonne Thompson. Mr. Walston was retired from the NC Department of Corrections and was a US Marine Veteran.
Surviving include his wife of 52 years, Frances Lee Walston; son and daughter-in-law, Christopher Ray and Kelly Walston of Deland, Florida; four grandchildren, Alex, Luke, Seth, and Maggie Walston; brother, Tim Walston and wife, Doris of Old Fort, NC; sisters, Patricia Langley and husband, Johnny of Wilson, Linda Keen of Wilson, and Debbie Sutton of Nashville, NC; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Wednesday prior to the graveside service at Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Four Oaks.