In Loving

James Richard Walsh

August 1, 1932 – November 18, 2023

Loving husband, father, and grandfather James Walsh of Mechanicsville passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at 91.

Jimmy is survived by his wife of 68 years, Pauline Oliver Walsh; his daughters, Joyce Burton (Robert), Peggy Walsh, and Vicki Jones (Brian).  His memory is cherished by his grandchildren, Rachel Wommack (Michael), Richard Burton (Christina), Justin Burton, James P. Jones, and Lauren Jones.  He is remembered fondly by his great-grandchildren, Katelyn Burton, Kristen Wommack, Brooke Wommack, and Olivia Wommack.  Jimmy is also survived by his beloved brother, Ernest Krillke (Fran) of Winter Springs, FL.  He is preceded in death by his brother, David, and mother, Viola.

Jimmy spent his early years in Rockaway Beach, NY.  A lifelong Dodgers fan, he followed the team even after leaving Ebbets Field.  Jimmy joined the Navy after high school, serving as a destroyer radio tech.  During his service, he married his partner for life, Pauline, in 1955.  Upon his discharge, Jimmy was a patrolman in the Richmond Police Department and worked 40 years in electronic repairs for GE and other companies.

A visitation will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, December 10, 2023, at Salem Presbyterian Church, 5394 Studley Rd, Mechanicsville, VA with a memorial service to follow at 3 pm. The family invites friends to a reception after the service.