James Curtis Walley, 57, of Crossett, passed away on March 17, 2018, at the Baptist Health Center in Little Rock.
Mr. Walley was a 1978 graduate of Rivercrest High School and a graduate of Arkansas State University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He was a long-time employee of Georgia Pacific Chemical but recently began working for Arez, LLC of Crossett. He enjoyed duck hunting with his brother-in-law, Eric and dove hunting in Lepanto with his nephew John, and Eric. He was an avid Razorback fan and enjoyed listening to country music.
He was born on July 1, 1960, in Lepanto and was the son of the late J.C., and Barbara Smith Walley.
He is survived by his wife of thirty years, Lisha Walley; one son, Jordan “Case” Walley; and one brother, Stephen Walley and wife, Lori, all of Crossett; four sisters, Diane Jennings of Lepanto, Susan Taylor and husband, Norman, of Osceola, Judy Bishop of Caraway, and Gwen Houseman of Manilla; a host of nieces and nephews and his in-laws, John and Linda Brown, who were always there for the family.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 20 at 2 p.m. at Medders Funeral Home, 1564 Hwy 52 W, Crossett with Bro. Toby Austin officiating. Interment will be at Pinewood Memorial Park.
Pallbearers are Rodney Taylor, Jeff Huffman, Taylor Huffman, Cody Walley, Brandon Towery, Frank Towery, Phillip Knapp, and John Jennings. Honorary pallbearers are Dayton Brown, Steven Hall, Andy Lewis, Jamie Land, and Scotty Campbell.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., at the funeral home prior to the service.