Gary Walston
MTHS Class of 1960
Gary Walston, age 64 formerly of Mounds, passed away on June 20th (2006) at his home in Reddington Beach, Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents Kathryn Burris Gunderson and Malcolm "Slick" Walston and his grandparents, Blanche Corzine Stevers and "Shorty" Burris.

He attended Western Military Academy in Alton, IL and graduated from Mounds Township High School in Mounds, IL and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Mounds. He married Nancy McCowan in 1960 and served in the United States Army. Following his discharge he made his home in southern California as a small business owner until 1996 when he married Linda Anderson and relocated to the Gulf Coast of Florida. In Florida he was president of Gulf Coast Audiology, Inc. and a real estate investor.

He is survived by his wife Linda Walston of Reddington Beach, Florida, one son, Gary Scott Walston (Cheryl Hendrix) of Marion, IL and one daughter Dawn Walston (Stephen Earl Keith) of Cape Girardeau, MO; one brother Art Walston of Cairo, IL; four grandchildren Heather Walston, Ashley Minor, Zac Walston, and Matthew Walston-Keith; and three great grandchildren, Ocenna Hasting, J'Lynn Minor, and Javen Cain Walston.

Funeral services were held at the Anona United Methodist Church in Largo, FL. Arrangements for a memorial service in Mounds, IL are incomplete at this time (Announcement courtesy of Barkett Funeral Home in Mounds, IL.)