Boone Walton is the son of Henry and Martha Corrine Tyler Walton. He is a bootlegger as well as an avid hunter and fisherman.After the family of Martha Corrine Walton is forced from their home by construction of the Blue Ridge Highway, he decides to live on his own in the mountains. It is revealed in the ending of The Moonshiner that he was hit and killed by an automobile while wandering a country road in the early 1940s, carrying two jugs of moonshine.