Sam Walton was the ceo and creator of Wal-Mart and Sam Club. Sam Walton was born in 1918 on March29 in Kingfisher,Oklahoma. He was the oldest child of thomas Walton and Vancy Lee. He was athletic in school and very popular. Walton went to serve in the military in World War II during 1942-1945 at the age 29,but married Helen Robson in 1943 and had 4 kids.