MITCHELL – James L. “Jim” Walton, 85, passed away Thursday, February 24, 2022 at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.
Born January 8, 1937 in Loogootee, he was the son of Garrison and Aletta (Divine) Walton. He married Martha L. Harrison September 24, 1960.
Jim retired from Lehigh Cement Company with 32 years of service and had also been employed at U.S. Gypsum for 11 years. He was a Godly and quick witted man who loved and was devoted to his family, friends, dog, and farming. Jim was a member of the First Baptist Church and a 1954 graduate of Loogootee High School. He was a U. S. Army veteran and a member of the Warren Brock American Legion Post No. 69.
Surviving: wife, Martha L. Walton of Mitchell
daughter, Jamie (Troy) Young of Mitchell
daughter-in-law, Evalyn Walton of Mitchell
grandchildren, Dr. Landon (Calin) Young, Lauren (Josh) Wade, Elizabeth
(Luke) Baker, Daniel (Kristin) Walton, and Hannah (Jarrod)
10 great grandchildren
siblings, Bob (Sheryl) Walton of Mitchell
Linda (Bill) Hagerdy of Loogootee
Janet Hart of Sullivan
sister-in-law, Helen Moffatt of Noblesville
several nieces, nephews, and cousins
His parents; son, David Walton; siblings, Dean Walton, Margie Walton, and Addie Darlene Walton; and brother-in-law, Fred Hart, preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 28, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor J. R. Moffatt and Pastor William “Skip” Mathews officiating. Burial in Mitchell Cemetery military honors accorded by Warren Brock American Legion Post No. 69.
The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial Gifts: IU Health Hospice House