James Walter Walls age 88, passed peacefully on Thursday September 24th 2020 at the Brethren Retirement Community. Jim was born on March 22, 1932 in northern Darke County to Walter and Lily (Garrison) Walls.
He is survived by his wife Carol (Bateman) Walls. They were married July 6, 1953. Also son Perry and daughter-in-law Isabel. Also surviving is his sister, Barbara Murphy, and brother, Roger Walls.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother in-law John Murphy.
Jim was co-owner of Walls Brothers Asphalt Company for many years with his brother Roger. He was very active in the road building industry and was very proud of his years of service on the board of Directors of Flexible Pavements of Ohio. Jim was a veteran, a very social person with many friends, loved his dogs, and touched the lives of many.
Due to Covid-19, there will be a Private Funeral Service at the convenience of the family in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Father Peter Logsdon officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery.
A Celebration of Jim’s Life will be held at a later date.
It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Darke County Humane Society 7053 State Route 49-North Greenville, Ohio, 45331.
Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.