Floyd Jesse Walls, 93, of Mtn. Grove, Missouri, passed away on Friday, August 6, 2010, at the Autumn Oaks Caring Center.
He was born on December 30, 1916 at Sargent, Missouri, the son of James Thomas and Janie (Brown) Walls.
Floyd attended Victor School through the eighth grade. He professed his faith in Christ at the age of 13 at Mt. Pisgah Church.
On October 15, 1936 he was united in marriage to Wilma Grace Branson, and to this union three children were born. They started their life together at Victor where they farmed and in 1947 they bought a farm near Mt. Pisgah Church where they lived until moving to Cabool, Missouri, in 1956. In 1974 they moved to Mtn. Grove where he remained until his death.
Floyd served as a deacon at Mt. Pisgah and Cornerstone Freewill Baptist Churches since May 2, 1948 and he taught Sunday school classes for 13 years at Autumn Oaks Caring Center. He dedicated his life to his family and following his faith.
Floyd is survived by his wife, Wilma of the home; his children, Gene Walls and wife Ruby, Ronnie Walls and wife Carletta and Barbara Gasperson and husband Jerry; his grandchildren, Ronda Targhetta and husband Brad, Rodney Walls and wife Teresa, Ricky Walls, Joanna Owens, and Kelly Branen and husband Steve; great-grandchildren Mandy Darr and husband Cory, Wade Joiner and wife Jamie, Jamie Hershberg and husband Evan, Alicia Mullins, Jennifer Targhetta, Dolores Adrian, Steven Walls, Brittany Adrian, Michaela Branen, Brian Walls, Lyndee Branen and Kaylyn Branen; ten great-great-grandchildren, as well as numerous other relatives and friends.
Services were at 2:00 p.m. Monday, August 9, 2010, at Cornerstone Freewill Baptist Church in Mtn. Grove with Revs. Ronnie Turner and R.E. Helsey officiating. Pallbearers were Gene Walls, Brad Targhetta, Steve Branen, Ricky Walls, Jerome Massey and Ronnie Shannon. Honorary pallbearers were Ronnie Walls, Jim Collins, Kenneth Reese and Joe Locke. Interment was in Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool.