|Residence Bentonville, Arkansas|
Other names Bud Walton
Known for Co-founder of Walmart
Name James Walton
Siblings Sam Walton
Role Sam Walton's brother
Nieces Alice Walton
|Full Name James Lawrence Walton|
Born December 20, 1921 (1921-12-20) Kingfisher, Oklahoma, USA
Died March 21, 1995, Miami, Florida, United States
Children Nancy Walton Laurie, Ann Walton Kroenke
Nephews Jim C Walton, S Robson Walton, John T Walton
Similar People Sam Walton, Nancy Walton Laurie, Ann Walton Kroenke, Jim C Walton, Bill Laurie
James Lawrence “Bud” Walton (December 20, 1921 – March 21, 1995) was the brother of Sam Walton and co-founder of Walmart.
James Lawrence Walton was born on December 20, 1921 in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. As a child, he worked on his family's farm. He attended David H. Hickman High School–located in Columbia, MO – and then the Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Missouri. He served as a Navy pilot in World War II.
Bud and his brother, Sam, began their career in the retail industry working in the Ben Franklin Stores franchise system. His first store was opened in Versailles, Missouri. Bud and Sam co-founded Walmart in Arkansas in 1962.
He is the namesake of the Bud Walton Arena at the University of Arkansas.
Walton died following surgery for an aneurysm in Miami, Florida on March 21, 1995, at the age of 73.
Walton was married to Audrey Walton. They had two daughters, Ann and Nancy.