Talk:S. Robson Walton

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Inaccuracies in infobox[edit]

Hello! I was reading this article when I realized inaccuracies regarding Rob Walton's marital status and children. The clearest picture I was able to find online that can be sourced is this story on

Mr. Walton's three children are from his first marriage to Patricia Rawlings. He later married Carolyn Funk, and divorced in 2002. Today, he is married to Melani Walton. I prepared a draft updated infobox below:

Draft infobox
S. Robson Walton
S. Robson Walton by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Walton in 2017
Born Samuel Robson Walton
(1944-10-28) October 28, 1944 (age 72)[1][2]
Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
Residence Bentonville, Arkansas[1]
Education University of Arkansas
Columbia Law School
Occupation Chairman of Walmart
Known for Walton family fortune
Net worth Increase US$33.8 billion (June 2016)[3]
Board member of Walmart
Spouse(s) Melani Lowman-Walton
Carolyn Funk (divorced)
Patricia Rawlings (divorced)
Children 3 (with Rawlings)[4]

{{Infobox person | name = S. Robson Walton
| image = S. Robson Walton by Gage Skidmore.jpg
| caption = Walton in 2017
|birthname = Samuel Robson Walton
| birth_date = {{birth date and age|1944|10|28}}<ref name="Forbes" /><ref name="age" />
| birth_place = [[Tulsa, Oklahoma|Tulsa]], [[Oklahoma]], U.S.
| residence = [[Bentonville, Arkansas|Bentonville]], Arkansas<ref name="Forbes" />
| education = [[University of Arkansas]]<br/>[[Columbia Law School]]
| occupation = [[Chairman]] of [[Walmart]]<br>{{small|(1992–2015)}}
| known_for = [[Walton family]] fortune
| networth = {{increase}} US$33.8 billion (June 2016)<ref>{{cite web|title=The World's Billionaires|url=|publisher=Forbes|accessdate=February 18, 2016}}</ref>
| boards = [[Walmart]]
| spouse = Melani Lowman-Walton<br/>Carolyn Funk (divorced)<br/>Patricia Rawlings (divorced)
| children = 3 {{small|(with Rawlings)}}<ref name="SuccessStory">{{cite web |url= |title=S. Robson Walton Story | |accessdate=12 May 2017}}</ref>
| parents =
{{Plainlist |
* [[Sam Walton]] (father)
* [[Helen Walton]] (mother)
| relatives =
{{Plainlist |
* [[John T. Walton|John Walton]] (brother)
* [[Jim Walton]] (brother)
* [[Alice Walton]] (sister)

Are there editors who can assist with this? I will not direct edit this page because I have a Wikipedia:Conflict of interest; I work with the Walton family office, as I disclosed on my user page and declared above. Thanks, Kt2011 (Talk · COI:Walton family) 17:58, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

I don't think I'll have the time to assist, but I have removed the stuff about spouses and children that was cited to Serwer, because as far as I can tell none of this is in the cited source. Others may disagree, but my reading of WP:BLP is that you would be allowed to do this yourself if the material is contentious and not properly sourced. In other words BLP trumps COI. Kendall-K1 (talk) 20:06, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
Hi, Kendall-K1. Thank you for adjusting the infobox. I will keep this edit request open to see if other editors might want to review. Also, thanks for the COI-BLP tip. Because of my COI, I still think it best for me to refrain from any direct edits. Thanks! Kt2011 (Talk · COI:Walton family) 21:18, 20 June 2017 (UTC)


  1. ^ a b Cite error: The named reference Forbes was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  2. ^ Cite error: The named reference age was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  3. ^ "The World's Billionaires". Forbes. Retrieved February 18, 2016. 
  4. ^ "S. Robson Walton Story". Retrieved 12 May 2017. 

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