James  Wahl, Jr.

Obituary of James Wahl, Jr.

James W. “Jim” Wahl, Jr., 67, of Franklin formerly of rural Jerseyville passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Heritage Hospice in Springfield. He was born April 16, 1950 in Alton, the son of James W. and Helen K. Hewitt Wahl, Sr.

Jim is survived by one son, Ty (Victoria) Johnson of Jerseyville; two grandsons; his former wife, Sue Johnson Taylor; one sister; Pamela Blackorby of Franklin; three brothers, Alan (Paula) Wahl of Brighton, Rick (Lisa) Wahl of Jerseyville, and Bob (Linda) Wahl of Highland; a beloved best friend, Ann Turner of Jacksonville; along with several nieces and nephews.

 Jim was an Army veteran serving from 1969 – 1971 in Korea. He worked as a welder for many years and later as a trucker. He enjoyed playing guitar and Harley Davidson motorcycles. More than anything he loved his friends and family.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield. Memorials are suggested to the Franklin American Legion Post 1089. Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left online at www.airsman-hires.com.