Valton D. York Sr., 87, of Buchanan Dam was born in Gustine, Texas, on March 31, 1929. He passed away Aug. 6, 2016, at Greenview Manor Nursing Center in Waco.
He spent most of his adult life working in lumber mills. After serving as a police officer in Springfield, Oregon, for a few years in the Navy and 20-plus years in the U.S. Army, he retired from the military. He was a combat veteran who received the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Vietnam Service Medal with four Bronze Stars, the World War II Victory Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device and the American Campaign Medal. He was also the past district governor and was an active member of Lions Club International for many years.
Val was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather and great-great-great-grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jethro E. and Nancy Mae Turner York; wife Norma Del Albright York; and wife Shirley Elaine Erickson York.
He is survived by his wife, Connie Armstrong York; six children, Ruby Bond of Texas, Valton D. York Jr. (David Albright) of Oregon, Jacqueline Lynn Lockard of Oregon, Debra York McDaris of Tennessee, Dorothy York Enderle of Arizona and Diana York Paris of Arizona; three stepchildren, Rick Taylor of California, Jeff Taylor of California and Brenda Goeders of South Dakota; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great-grandchildren.
No services are planned at this time.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America or your favorite charity.
Arrangements by Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, 306 Texas 29 in Burnet, (512) 756-2222. Go to clementswilcoxburnet.com to offer condolences.