Leslie White Walston

April 14, 1930 - February 25, 2021

04/14/1930 - 02/25/2021

Past Services

Saturday April 17, 2021
2:00 pm
Walston Family Homeplace and Cemetary
304 Norfleet's Ferry Rd
Roxobel, NC 27872

ROXOBEL, NC – Leslie White Walston, age 90, of Norfleet’s Ferry Road, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at his home.

A native of Bertie County, Mr. Walston was born on April 14, 1930 to Frank C. Walston and Nettie Wimbrow Walston in Roxobel, NC. Leslie served in the United States Army as Sergeant, along with his twin brother Lonnie, from 1953-55. In 1954 he participated in Operation Castle atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll. The brothers returned to the family homeplace and farmed. Leslie married the love of his life, Kitty, and they were married for 37 years until her passing. After farming, Leslie worked as a diesel mechanic with Halco Equipment and later at Caledonia Prison Farms. He loved his family dearly and will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

Along with his parents, Leslie was preceded in death by his loving wife, Catherine “Kitty” Henry Walston, brothers, Frank “F.C.” Crowell Walston, Jr., Joe Walston, and twin brother, Lonnie Walston, sisters, Catherine Jones, Sallie Dale White, and Laura Cole.

Leslie is survived by his daughter, Lisa Walston Briley and husband Jeff of Roxobel; son, Randy Walston and wife Angela of Windsor; two grandsons, Allen Briley Jr. and partner, Megan Lyles of Raleigh, and Spencer Walston and wife Ashley of Winterville; three granddaughters, Leslie Briley of Roxobel, Abbey Davenport and husband Colby of Creswell, and Chloe Walston of Greenville; four great-granddaughters, Madelyn Walston, Lyla Walston, Mary Holland Davenport, and Haddie Tate Davenport; a sister, Appie Bolton of Fayetteville; a sister-in-law, Bettie Walston of Roxobel; and a host of Walston nieces & nephews as well as his late wife’s extended family.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held, Saturday, April 17th, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Walston Homeplace and Cemetery (304 Norfleet’s Ferry Rd, Roxobel, NC) with Rev. Doug Spivey (Kelford Baptist Church) officiating.

The family extends a heartfelt thank you to a very special caregiver, Marjorie Bazemore, and also a huge thanks to the caring staff at Ahoskie Adult Medicine Clinic.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bertie County Humane Society, 217 County Farm Rd, Windsor, NC 27983 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Walston family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.

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Rhonda Forsythe
3 years ago

Thinking of you in your grief, but remembering your dad as a interesting storyteller/historian of the Roxobel area. I never tired of listening…

Ken & Kathy Cain
3 years ago

We will remember the visit to the brown family flea market.. he came to visit and the hotdogs. He always had his dog riding with him. We are so lucky to meet him and have him for a friend. He will be missed by so many. RIP Mr. Walton. We love you and your family. The Cains

Joan Leggett
3 years ago

My prayers are with this family as they remember the good years they had together. Those memories will comfort you and give you peace. Your Dad was blessed to have such loving and dedicated children and family caring for him. God bless each one.

Al and Martha Parker
3 years ago

Al and I loved riding the mule down to Mr. Bill’s pond and would circle thru Mr. Leslie’s drive and sit and talk awhile if he was outside. I also enjoyed seeing him come up to the Quik Bite to get his breakfast and would take some out to his dog who was waiting patiently in the truck. Our prayers and love go out to you Lisa and Randy and all of the family.

Archie Worley
3 years ago

I worked with Leslie and his twin brother Lonnie at Halco Equipment and at Caledonia State Prison. They were both quite a pair and were good men. I sold Leslie a Nissan truck while we worked together and the last thing he told me about that truck was. “Archie that truck has 300,00 miles on it now.” He was a good mechanic. He kept it running. I know that his family will miss him and have many memories of his life.