James “Jim” Patrick Walsh

February 14, 1958 ‒ August 12, 2017

Holiday, Florida

HOLIDAY, FLORIDA: James “Jim” Patrick Walsh was born in Alamogordo, New Mexico, February 14, 1958, to Morris and Evelyn (Adams) Walsh. After suffering a long illness, Jim was liberated from his earthly body on Saturday afternoon, August 12, 2017 and now dwells in the eternal presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was 59 years old.

Though he was not one to purposefully draw attention to himself, Jim was a man that loved to create an atmosphere of joy and humor. He was a trusted friend who was always ready with a smile and a way to draw others into his sphere of fun.  Many hold memories that will bring a smile to their faces when they hear songs he “rewrote”, phrases he used or jokes he told. Jim’s zany sense of humor resides in the hearts of many from his family to his co-workers.

Jim spent most of his career employed by Honeywell Aerospace in Clearwater, FL, where he worked on guidance systems for Trident II missiles. Jim’s strong mechanical aptitude was appreciated outside the workplace too; he could always be counted on to fix any household or automotive need that arose. His generous and giving spirit will be dearly missed by those who were close to him.

Guided by a gentle, soft-spoken spirit, Jim was the first to admit that he was not a perfect man. However, he did passionately love and possess a strong faith in the forgiving power of his Lord and Savior. Throughout the years, Jim joyfully served in music ministry, using his love of the guitar and his musical talents to serve the Lord. It was Jim’s greatest joy to pass his love of God and music to his greatly treasured daughter, MaeKayla.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Nichola Proffitt Walsh and his beloved daughter, MaeKayla Walsh of Holiday, FL. Also surviving are his father, Morris Walsh, of Cincinnati; four sisters: Kathy Walsh of Wooster, Debra (James) Burleson of Eaton, Patricia (William) Douglas of Jacksonville, NC, Susan (Charles) Wagers of Minot, ND; two brothers: John Walsh of Cincinnati, and Dave Walsh of Columbus; his mother in law Beulah Proffitt of Fredericktown; two sisters-in law Angela (Bornwell) Sianjina of Coshocton, and Elizabeth (Michael) Nunziante of Fredericktown. Also surviving are several nephews and a niece.

Jim was preceded in death by his mother Evelyn Adams Walsh, his brother, Michael Walsh, and his father-in-law, Eugene Proffitt.

Jim’s family will receive friends tonight, Tuesday August 15, 2017 from 4-7 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral service will be Wednesday at 11am. Pastor Brian Phillips will officiate. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Jim Walsh Memorial Fund (please make checks payable to Snyder Funeral Homes).

Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting:SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • I am so sorry for your loss. May God embrace you and your daughter and give you comfort.

  • Nikki and Kayla,

    We love you both very much and will miss Jim very much. May the love of our Father surround you at this time and bring you comfort and peace as you begin the next part of your journey without Jimmy.

  • Please accept my most sincere condolences for your loss. Let me also offer my heartfelt thanks on behalf of the US Navy for the continued, exemplary work Jim did for the Trident Program. He will be missed.

  • Sorry for your loss. I always liked Jim, but I hadn’t seen him since high school and was surprised to hear from him a couple years ago with a few of Facebook messages. It was nice to share a little bit about our lives after all these years. So sorry to hear of his passing.

  • Condolences to all of Jim’s family on his passing, but special thoughts and prayers go out to Angela and Beth both of whom I was blessed to have as students many years ago at Northmor. Their thoughtfulness and sweet ways will be long remembered. My prayers go out to them and to Jim’s family and friends as well.

    Loving prayers.
    Mary Carroll

  • Jim was a very kind man. He went about his work quietly and without fanfare and he never complained. I’m glad I met Jim because he brought so much balance to the world.