ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Walton Amos, 98, a long time resident of Bluefield, died at her home in Alexandria, VA on Tuesday, March 28.
Walton was born and reared in Savannah, GA, the only child of Anna and Walter Purse. An excellent and avid athlete, she sailed, played tennis, golf, and showed horses. She was in the first graduating class of Armstrong State University majoring in chemistry and French. She worked as a professional camp counselor in North Carolina, a teacher in a private girl's school in Phoenix, AZ, a personal assistant to the Roebling family (of Brooklyn Bridge fame), and an executive secretary at the Savannah Sugar Refining Co (Dixie Crystals). She later joined the war effort as a transportation specialist where she met Lt. Col. Harvey Amos who commanded Hunter Army Air Field.
She and Harvey made their home on Oakhurst Ave. in Bluefield for almost 30 years before retiring to Florida. Walton was a faithful member of Christ Episcopal Church and a good friend and neighbor to many.
Walton never lost her love for hot weather, sports, how things work, a good cold beer, shrimp, and her favorite BLT's.
She is survived by her daughter Virginia Amos (Michael Bergin), four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Harvey Amos, Sr. and her son Harvey Amos, Jr. (Lauren Belmont).
Burial will be at Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, GA.
Published on April 2, 2017