James R. “Shorty” Walton, 73, of Peru passed away at 6:50 p.m., Sunday, June 20, 2021 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Kokomo. The sun rose on the day he was born and set on the day he died.
Born on September 8, 1947 in Monroe County, Mississippi, he was the son of the late Ananias and Nancy (White) Walton.
Shorty was a Peru High School graduate.
Survivors include his siblings, Alberta Wilson, Henrietta Lee, Gennie Terry, Hollie Walton, Janice Walton, Shirley Ann Walton, Carol Walton, Harold Walton and Wayne Walton, beloved friends, Raymond and Roderick Kersey and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by siblings, Dick Walton, Steve Walton, John Walton, Ananias Walton, Jr., Josiah “Billy” Walton, Willie Ambrose, Mary Walton, Cora Springer, Brenda Walton, Sandra Kay Walton and Geraldine McIntosh.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 25, 2021 at Riverview Funeral Home in Peru with visitation one hour prior to the service.
Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Peru.
Shorty’s online guestbook is available and condolences can be shared with the family at www.riverviewfhperu.com.
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