Tom Walton R.I.P

Discussion in 'In Memoriam' started by TREV RYN, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. TREV RYN

    TREV RYN https://www.neftaonline.org/

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    it is with great sadness Tom Walton has passed away on 17th january 2020 at the age of 84 he will be missed by us all . condolences to his family at this very sad time. i'm sure we all have fond memories of Tom when he was in Anston agc. and the bfta circuit. funeral arrangements to follow. R.I.P Tom.
     
  2. CAC

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    Only talking about Tom the other day , very sad to hear of his passing , condolences to his family and many friends RIP Tom
     
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  3. RichWafta

    RichWafta Second time around

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    Such a great character. So sad to hear this news. RIP Tom.
     
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  4. nudge it just a little

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    Sad to hear this ,I liked tom ,an individual if ever there was one,he will be missed,condolences to his family and friends
     
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  5. TeamZ

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    RIP mate.

    Tom was a great chap, and a credit to the sport. Very helpful to me in my early years.

    Sadly missed.
     
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  6. Steve Hebby

    Steve Hebby Beware the Chair

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    So sad to hear this. Tom was a great character and a friend. I used to love reading the hunting escapades of Andy, Tim and Tom that was written in the monthly mags.
    RIP Tom
     
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  7. JamesO

    JamesO Well-Known Member

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    R.I.P Tom.
    Tom was a very positive influence on my FT shooting and probably life in general however some of that advice cannot be repeated here;) I have many fond memories of him.

    Condolences to his family and friends from the Osborne family
     
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  8. sportsmatch

    sportsmatch Active Member

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    RIP Tom I only meet him the once he did make me laugh with some tales
    I have his Welham stock on my GC2
     
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  9. berty177

    berty177 Judge Diva

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    An absolute huge character of field target back in the day.
    Had many a great time with Tom at the various events. Absolutely gutted to hear of this sad news.
    One great memory of the many was a load of us staying in the same hotel in Newbury for an event and all of us sitting down to breakfast and Tom pulling his false teeth out to eat.
    He was superb at emptying the table that morning.. It also meant Doz and myself had extra breakfasts to tuck into.

    You will be sadly missed Tom.
    My condolences to Toms family..

    Rest in peace fella....
     
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  10. JamesO

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    Smashing guy RIP Tom
     
  12. Dale

    Dale Well-Known Member

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    My condolences to Tom's family.

    I had the pleasure to visit Tom at his home in 2006 to buy his stainless GC2 from him and also ended up buying his stainless steel Ripley at the same time.

    He was a lovely gentleman and a character, I regret not knowing him sooner.

    Here is a copy of a photograph he gave me when I bought his GC2:

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  13. C.Eaton

    C.Eaton Confirmed Anschutz Nut...

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    RIP Tom, may you always be remembered for using up one of your nine lives that day; was quite a bang and I was glad to be nowhere near it...;)
     
  14. Bobby B

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    Sad to here Tom has passed away one of the real characters of ft shooting back in the day had some great crack with him RIP mate.
    Bobby.
     
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  15. EELS

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    Sad news. FT has lost a proper character and a true gent, a man who mentored many an aspiring young FT shooter, many of whom went on to achieve great things. They dont make em like Tom anymore. RIP.
     
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  16. fireblade

    fireblade Team AirArms

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    I will remember Tom fondly and he will be greatly missed. My Condolences to his family.
    R.I.P
     
  17. holly

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    Good man Tom . i remember him following me around the GP course at ETL when i was comp sec . going on about the mini kills on the course . RIP Tom . HOLLY
     
  18. Avensis

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    Someone gave me a pink shooting cap which I used for the GP's. Tom came up to me at one of the events and mentioned the hat as belonging to an "effete Sootherner" I replied "it takes a man to wear a hat like this" to which he said " aye thee are right there lad". The hat was lost but whenever I saw Tom he asked after it. Another little story was at the England World Champs where many of the nations congregated in the local hostelry. Tom said that he had been talking to "yon yank" all night then found out the next day the American didn't understand a word he said because of Tom's thick accent. Great character, RIP mate.
     
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