Jack, “JP” Walden, 62, of rural Greenfield, passed away, Tuesday, October 27, at Passavant Hospital in Jacksonville, after a six-year battle with cancer. He was born June 11, 1958 in Jerseyville, to Earl “Skid” and Hazel Lu (Baker) Walden.
He married Melody Cope, March 20, 1988, at their home, and she survives. Also surviving is a daughter, Misty (Phil) Gardner of Bowling Green, MO., two sons, Michael Paul (Jennifer) of Jacksonville, and Robbie Campbell of Beardstown, five grandchildren, Devan, Nikki, Cheyenne, Lucas, and Makena, a sister, Teri Jean Holliday of Carlinville, and a brother, Sam (Theresa) of Rockbridge, a niece and two nephews and many aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his parents.
JP worked for Weisner Brothers farms for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved being with his family.
Cremation rites will be accorded and a graveside service will be held at 11 am, Saturday, November 7, at the Witt Cemetery south of Rockbridge. Memorials are requested to the Witt Cemetery, or the Gas Cards for Cancer Patients program at the Boyd Hospital in Carrollton and can be mailed to the Shields-Bishop Funeral Home, 604 Walnut St., Greenfield, Illinois 62044. Please leave a memory or online condolence at shields-bishopfh.com
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