James H. Walter, of Green Forest, Arkansas was born October 30, 1930, in New Columbus, Pennsylvania to Elsie (Kessler) Walter, adopted by Tracy Walter in 1947. James passed away January 19, 2020 in Harrison, Arkansas at the age of 89.
He joined the Air Force and served in Vietnam, retiring after 22 years of service. James was a member of the V.F.W. Post #300 and the American Legion.
James is survived by his three sons John Walter and wife Ann of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Warren “Rusty” Walter and wife Richelle of Malvern, Iowa, Christopher Walter and wife Tatina of Green Forest, Arkansas; one daughter Victoria Schnepp and husband Robert of Edmond, Oklahoma; twelve grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.
In May 1987 James was united in marriage to Juanita Bailey who preceded him in death. He is also preceded by his parents, one sister and two brothers.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to VFW #300 Carrollton Arkansas, 2842 CR 912, Alpena, Arkansas 72611. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.