James Verl Walsh, 85, of Wake Forest, passed away on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 in Raleigh. He was born April 3, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan a son of the late Louis and Birdena Walsh.
James served in the U.S. Navy in Korea from 1956 to 1958. He worked for General Motors. James enjoyed bowling, golf cooking and planning family meals, baking apple pies, ballroom dancing and going on cruises with his family.
James is survived by his wife of 60 years, Edna Walsh; his children: Kevin (Karen) Walsh, Karen (Fred) Robati, and Laura Walsh-Goliath; his grandchildren: Tyler Walsh, of New Boston, MI, Cody Walsh, of Monroe, MI, Katherine Robati, of Wake Forest, James Robati,of US Army, AZ, Brooke Robati Maui, HI, Aaron Goliath, Christian Goliath, Andrew Goliath, and Daniel Golliath all of Wake Forest; siblings: Marylyn Vrabel, of Taylor MI, Deborah Vargo of Taylor, MI, Louis (Renee) Walso of MI, and Louise (Steven Calhoun, MI.
The family will receive friends and family from 2-4 pm Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest, NC. The presentation of military honors will begin at 3:30 pm.
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