James “Jim” Waller of Millersport, age 70, passed suddenly and unexpectedly on his hunting land that he loved, doing what made him happy. Jim was a class of 1966 Johnstown High School graduate. Served his country as an Army MP in the Vietnam War and recently retired from the US Postal Service after working 35 years. He was a member of the Millersport Lions Club, Johnstown Sportsman Club and Ohio Field Trial Association (OFTA). Jim was an avid outdoorsman. He grew up hunting, fishing and racing field trial coon hounds. He was a huge Johnstown Jonnies, OSU football, his grandsons’ sports teams and Elvis Presley fan. He was larger than life, a proud man, who never knew a stranger.
Jim leaves behind his beloved wife Nancy (Ralston); children Cheryl (Sean) Malone of Johnstown, Leeland Waller of Johnstown, Kate (Chris) Clewell of Zanesville, Adam (Katie) Ponton of Phoenix, AZ, Alex (Brittany) Hopkins of Columbus; grandchildren Logan, Shannon, Brandon and Mason Malone, Sam and Henry Taylor, Tyler and Rory Clewell and Joseph Ponton, sister-in-law Debra Waller and mother-in-law Frances L. Ralston, best friends Robert and Patty Moore. He was blessed with many cousins, nieces and nephews, friends and coworkers. He will be greatly missed by the many people who loved and knew him.
He was preceded in death by parents William and Helen (Kapper) Waller and brother Thomas Waller.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 14 at 1:00 pm at the Millersport Covenant Church (11544 Summerland Beach Rd.) Friends and family are welcome to come celebrate Jim’s life. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.
Chandler Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 609 West Street, Caldwell, OH 43724 has been entrusted to care for the family. www.ChandlerFuneralHome.net