Walton B. Johnson, 43 years old of Shelbyville, Kentucky, died Monday, January 21, 2002 after extended illness. The funeral will be held Thursday, January 24, 2002 at 10:30AM at the St. James Episcopal Church in Shelbyville, Kentucky. Visitation will be held at Shannons Funeral Home, Shelbyville, Kentucky, Wednesday, January 23, 2002 from 2:00PM to 5:00PM and 6:00PM to 9:00PM. He is survived by his mother and father, Bob and Mary Elizabeth Johnson, Shelbyville, Kentucky.

Johnson has been active in the Walking Horse business most of his life. SHowing his latest 2 mounts, It's A Major Matter and Fame And Money while in his last outing at the Ohio Celebration he won both Open and Amateur blues on Fame And Money. His love for horses was his life, Johnson served on various boards within the Walking Horse industry. He was a lawyer with offices in Louisville, Kentucky. He will be sadly missed by all friends and those at Roach Stables.