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James Alto Walden was born August 5, 1962 in Columbus, Georgia to Mary Alford Walden and the late James Walden. From an early age, Jimmy, as most knew him, was always very charismatic and humorous. He had a passion for making people laugh. He was also musically talented whether playing or singing. He enjoyed jam sessions with friends and was known to have a great voice and very talented on the guitar and drums. In his spare time, he enjoyed all sports, especially basketball. He proudly served his country with honor by spending time enlisted in the United States Navy.
James A. Walden, 56, of Cussetta, Georgia passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Columbus Hospice. He is preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his children, Mandy Jones of Smiths Station, AL, Chrissy Greeson of Phenix City, AL, Pete Jones of Opelika, AL, and Lisa Snellgrove of Phenix City, AL; mother, Mary Walden; companion and best friend, Sherry “Mama Duck” Melton; devoted friend and mento,, Harper “Shorty” Petty; sisters, Angie Thornton and Deloris Cramer of Cusseta, GA and Denise Schlaeger of Savannah, GA; 8 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 4 nephews and a host of extended family and friends.
The family and friends will hold a tribute concert 8:00 pm on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Legends Sports Bar, 5762 Milgen Road, Columbus, GA 31907.
A graveside service with military honors will be held at Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery on Friday, August 23rd, 2019 at 2:00pm EST.
The Walden Family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 7500 Veterans Parkway, Suite A, Columbus, Georgia 31909, 706-577-0055. The family invites you to leave a condolence or share a fond memory below.