James "Jim" F. Wald

December 1, 1918August 4, 2018

James F. (Jim) Wald of Fort Smith died on Saturday, August 4, 2018. He was born on December 1, 1918, to Fred and Mary Heilos Wald in Paris, Arkansas. He graduated from Paris High School, and entered the U.S. Army, on March, 15, 1941. He served in the World War II campaigns of North Africa, Naples-Loggia, Rome-Arno, North Apennines and Po Valley. He earned four bronze stars and was honorably discharged on October 20, 1945. James worked at Harding Glass Company, and was retired from, Temple Supply. He is preceded in death by his wife, Jimmie Helen Davis Wald, his parents, sisters, Catherine Wald, Regina Wald, Christine Wald, Josephine Dennis, Theresa Schmaltz, Billie Mariner, and Brothers, Al Wald, and Fred Wald. He is survived by his daughter, Cathy Wald Woodard and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services with military honors will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Fort Smith National Cemetery with Reverend H.C. Varnadore officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Fentress Mortuary. Public viewing will be Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 10 am to 5 pm at the funeral home. The family wishes to thank the staff of Methodist Health and Rehab and Mercy Hospice for their loving care of James.


  • Public Viewing Tuesday, August 7, 2018
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, August 8, 2018

James "Jim" F. Wald

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