Obituary of James Joseph Walters
Aiken, SC - James Joseph Walters, 73, peacefully departed this earthly life on November 28, 2022 in his home in Aiken, South Carolina.
James was born on January 17, 1949 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He spent most of his life on or near the ocean, working as a Marine Mechanic, Marina Owner, and Ship’s Captain. A tireless worker, James owned and operated a small but successful marina and marine engine shop, Advanced Marine Services of Jupiter, Florida, for 30 years.
In 1989, James met Phoebe Connell in Juno Beach, Florida. They fell in love immediately and were married in 1991.
James worked hard and played hard. When we wasn’t fixing, cleaning, or cooking something, he could often be found fishing, diving, boating, playing guitar, or bringing a party to life. In his later years, golf became a passion for him. He was also a legendary storyteller; the hilarious tales he told of his myriad jaw-dropping adventures will never be forgotten by his family and friends.
Anyone who knew James knew that he loved and cared for his family deeply. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Alice Walters, and brother, Ned Walters. He is survived by his wife, Phoebe Walters (nee Connell), his brother, Tom Walters, his step-son, Joshua (Adrienne) Eastlake, his step-daughter Jessica (John) Marunowski, three grandchildren, Lydia, Isaac, and Grady, several loving in-laws, and countless friends.
No services will be held at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tunnels to Towers (t2t.org).
The Historic George Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 211 Park Ave., SW, Aiken, SC 29801 (803.649.6234), has charge of arrangements.
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1949 - 2022
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