John Walton Haywood

John Walton Haywood, 75, of Chapel Hill, passed away January 7, 2022, in his home, from complications of Lewy Body Dementia.

Walton was born October 21, 1946, growing up in Star, the son of Earl and Madie (Melton). Walton is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marion (Meyers); daughter, Melanie (Ambar Castillo); and two granddaughters, Elena and Vera. He was preceded in death by his parents and several beloved dogs.

He was a great lover of the outdoors, particularly bird watching and identifying every plant along the trail. If you see a walking stick leaning against a tree, know Walton was there.

A celebration of life will be planned for a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the following:

Lewy Body Dementia Association

912 Killian Hill Road

Lilburn, GA 30047

https://dementiasociety.charityproud.org/donate

Triangle Land Conservancy

514 S Duke St

Durham, NC 27701

https://www.triangleland.org/give/donate

Chatham Animal Rescue & Education (CARE)

P.O. Box 610

Pittsboro, NC 27312

https://www.chathamanimalrescue.org/get-involved/care-wish-list/