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James L. “Jim” WaltonPassing: February 24, 2022


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Monday, February 28th @ 11:00am


Chastain Funeral Home

Monday, February 28th @9:00am-11:00am


Mitchell Cemetery

Monday, February 28th

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

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10 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Beth DuMond | Williams In
    Date: March 1, 2022
    There are no words to express my sadness for Jim's passing. I had the pleasure of serving him for many years delivering his mail. We always had good conversations and many laughs. Seeing him always brightened my day. My heart goes out to Martha and the rest of his family. May God ease your pain. He was truly a blessing.
  2. Guest: Phyllis Darlene Dalton | MITCHELL, IN 47446
    Date: February 28, 2022
    I am so sorry to hear about Jim's passing.. I so enjoyed my visits with him and Martha. He was always so pleasant and funny. My condolences to his family. I know you have such good memories.
  3. Guest: Kelly(Terrell) Trowbridge | Highland IL
    Date: February 27, 2022
    My deepest sympathy for the Walton Family, My late mother Georgia Terrell thought alot of Jim she would say he was a good egg cause they both were from Martin county..
  4. Guest: Cathy (Johnson) WILCOXEN | SPRINGFIELD, MO
    Date: February 27, 2022
    Prayers go out to the family. Jim & Martha were our neighbors in Huron for a number of years. May you RIP Jim. Cathy Wilcoxen, Kenny & Charlie Johnson
  5. Guest: Bobbie Robbins | Orleans Indiana
    Date: February 26, 2022
    Best friend a man could have. So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. The family has our sympathy and prayers at this difficult time. Rest In Peace, Jim
  6. Guest: John Hardman | Bloomington, Indiana
    Date: February 26, 2022
    Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing! Worked with him for several years at Lehigh! He was a good man and a good electrician! Placed many a late night call to him for help at the plant! Prayers for all his family!🙏❤
  7. Guest: Deb Cory | Indianapolis IN
    Date: February 26, 2022
    As patriarch of his awesome family, Jim lead so well. We have been blessed to be a part of his family when our daughter Calin, married Landon. We know the influence Jim had by being so near to his family, as evidence by his children and grandchildren’s lives. It was a joy to have known him.. Blessings to all his dear family..
  8. Guest: Brad & Mary Baker | Kokomo In
    Date: February 26, 2022
    We were blessed to have know Jim . Our son Luke became part of his family when he married Jim’s wonderful granddaughter Liz. Whenever we visited Luke and Liz ,papaw Jim would come down … riding on his four wheeler with his faithful dog princess…and talk with us, sharing some wonderful stories We will miss you, but you are walking with Jesus sweet man,,our loss is heavens gain❤
  9. Guest: Timothy Williams | Kingman, AZ.
    Date: February 25, 2022
    Work at Lehigh/Hanson with Jim, real nice individual, thought the world of Him. So sorry to here This. God's speed with the Family.
  10. Guest: Charles D Cooper | Mitchell
    Date: February 25, 2022
    Worked many years at Lehigh with Jim. Wonderful person. May he rest in Heaven for eternity. A far better place he is now. Chuck