Arthur Ray Walston, 75, of 5804 Briarwood Drive, Raleigh, died Monday, June 11, 2018, at Duke University Hospital, Durham.
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 N.C. Department of Corrections and was a U.S. Marine veteran.
Graveside funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday at John- son Family Cemetery outside Ben- son. The Rev. Tom Harper and Joe Harper will officiate.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Frances Lee Walston; son and daughter-in-law, Christopher Ray and Kelly Walston of Deland, Fla.; grandchildren, Alex, Luke, Seth and Maggie Walston; brother, Tim Walston and wife Doris of Old Fort, N.C.; sisters, Patricia Langley and husband Johnny of Wilson, Linda Keen of Wilson and Debbie Sutton of Nashville, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., prior to the graveside service, at Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Four Oaks.