James L. “Jim” Walton

January 8, 1937 – February 24, 2022

James L. “Jim” Walton, 85, of Mitchell, 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 on 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.

Survivors include his 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) Pickel;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; his siblings, Dean Walton, Margie Walton, and Addie Darlene Walton; and his brother-in-law, Fred Hart, preceded him in death.

A private funeral service will be Monday with burial in Mitchell Cemetery.  Military honors will be accorded by Warren Brock American Legion Post No. 69.

Memorial gifts can be made in James’ memory to  IU Health Hospice House.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.