Arthur M. “Whitey” Walson, 75, passed on to the Lord on Monday, July 30, after a valiant 16 year battle with prostate cancer.
He was a native and life-long resident of Clark County, was the son of the late Pete and Gola Palmer Walson of Trapp, and attended Calvary Christian Church.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Billie Jo Walson; one son, Judge Jeffrey M. Walson; two grandchildren, Jacob Palmer and Savannah Marie Walson; a brother, Cecil Walson; a daughter-in-law, Allyson Walson; two sisters-in-law, Lois J. Oliver and Pearl Walson; and three nieces, Paula Joslin, Pam Hersel and Nancy Seale.
He founded the Kentucky Trust for Life and was recently nationally recognized for his efforts in promoting organ donation. The program he started in Kentucky has now been emulated in 16 other states. For 18 years he served as Clark Circuit Clerk before serving as Assistant Director of the Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts. Upon retirement, he continued working as a commercial warehouseman and farmer.