Walton B. Johnson, 43 years old of Shelbyville, Kentucky, died Monday, January 21, 2002 from extended illness. The funeral was held Thursday, January 24, 2002 at St. James Episcopal Church with visitation held at Shannons Funeral Home, Wednesday, January 23, 2002. He is survived by his mother and father, Bob & Mary Elizabeth Johnson, Shelbyville, Kentucky.

Johnson has been active in the Walking Horse business for most of his life. Showing his lastest 2 mounts, It’s A Major Matter and Fame And Money at the Ohio Celebration, his last outing, and winning 2 blues in the Open and Amateur classes aboard Fame And Money. HIs love for horses was his life, wile serving on various boards within the Walking Horse industry. He was a lawyer with offices in Louisville, Kentucky. He will be sadly missed by all of his friends and those at Roach Stables.