Reverend Eugene (Gene) Walton was born July 25, 1932, in Carroll County, Georgia, to the late Veral Malone Walton and the late Myrtie Bishop Walton.
Reverend Gene Walton was better known as Mr. Preacher. He was a United Methodist pastor for over 51 years, serving Pomona-Mt. Zion UMC for 15 years and County Line UMC for 17 years. He was platform chairman for the Mt. Zion United Methodist Camp Ground from 1962 until July 2016. He served on several boards and committees for the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church. Preacher Walton joined Conner-Westbury Funeral Home in 2003, where he enjoyed meeting and greeting each family that he encountered.