YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Mr. James Walden, 74 of Akron, departed this life on Monday, August 14, 2023 in Akron  General Medical Center.

Mr Walden was born November 12, 1948 in Youngstown, a son of Ethel I. Walden.

He was an inspector for General Motors giving 30 years of service. He was a DJ in his past, going by the name of “DJ Chocolate Jam”

He married the love of his life being married for 20 years and to this union four children were born, Sharille, Crystal, James and Latrice.

He was an avid Lebron James fan but loved to watch all sports. 

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Deborah Person Walden whom he married in 2017; three children, Sharille Allen, James F. Allen and Latrice Thomas-Meiller; nine grandchildren, Cameron, Derrick, Derria, Trey’von, Bre’Andre, Bralin, Jalesa, Janae’ and Nakia; eight great-grandchildren; uncles, Al Walden, Lafay Waldren and Freddie Walden and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother; his first wife; his daughter, Crystal Allen-Sharpe and a brother, John Walden. 

Funeral service will be Tuesday, August 22, 2023 at 12:00 Noon at F. D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon prior to the servcie. Please remember to wear your mask when entering the funeral home.

Interment will take place at Tod Homestead Cemetery.

We are honored and grateful  for serving the Walden Family during this time of bereavement. Please keep them in your prayers.

A television tribute will air Tuesday, August 22 at the following approximate times: 6:47 a.m. on WYTV, 9:43 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.