- Walton was born on March 29, 1918 in Kingfisher, OK.
- As a boy, Sam was in Eagle Scouts.
- Since Walton was able to do so many things, he was named "Most Versatile Boy" in junior high.
- In high school, Sammy was the quarter back of his football team.
- Walton went to the University of Columbia in Missouri.
- Sam got a degree in economics.
- After College, Sam got a job at JCP.
- Walton got married to Helen Walton.
- Sam and Helen had 3 children.
"Individuals don't win; teams do"
- Sam loved to hunt and be outdoors.
- Walton's go-to vehicle was a red 1985 ford pick-up truck.
- Sammy was in the military.
- In Sam's later life, he had hairy cell leukemia and bone marrow cancer.