Lawrence Mason Walton, age 83, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away February 14, 2013. Larry was born in Washington, DC to Lawrence Preston and Dorothy Mason Walton He graduated from Virginia Tech with a BS degree and joined the US Army after graduation. He achieved the rank of Captain and after active duty, remained in the US Army Reserves Military Police. Larry’s first police job was with the Montgomery County, Maryland Police Department. After moving to Georgia, he worked as a Trust Officer at the First National Bank of Atlanta. He later went back to police work, and was employed by the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s and Police Departments. While with Gwinnett County, he acted as the Public Information Officer. After moving to Dahlonega, GA, he retired from Gwinnett County and joined the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Department. He raised funds for, and started, the Bike Patrol, part of the Community Oriented Policing Services. Larry retired from Lumpkin County in 2003. While living in Dahlonega, Larry was able to fulfill a lifelong dream of having a small farm. He took pride in his Angus cattle, goats and his beloved donkey, Jessie. Larry enjoyed bagpipes, and at one time had been a member of an Atlanta marching band. Larry is survived by sons, Lawrence Randolph Walton and wife Sylvia and Gary Pennell and wife Joyce; daughters Stephanie Anne Walton, Patricia Lynn Walton Spooner, and Victoria Lee Walton Wicker and husband Edward, and Laura Pennell Calvert and husband Greg. He has 10 grandchildren, Kathryn Ward-Walton, Jennifer James, Heather Ward- Walton, John Fogleman, Kaitlin Spooner, Julia Ward-Walton, Matthew Fogleman, Peter Wicker, Samantha Walton, and Olivia Wicker. He has one great-grandchild, Harper James. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 2pm. Visitation will be Monday, February 18 from 4pm – 7pm, and Tuesday, February 19 from 11 am – 2pm at Dahlonega Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Dahlonega Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be expressed online at:dahlonegafuneralhome.com. Arrangements by: Dahlonega Funeral Home, 20 Gibson Road, Dahlonega, GA 30533.