Joseph E. Walls Sr.

Cecil Whig - - FRONT PAGE -

Joseph E. Walls Sr., 86, of Crump­ton, MD, passed away on De­cem­ber 5, 2016 in Shore Med­i­cal Cen­ter at Chestertown.

Mr. Walls was born on July 19, 1930, son of the late El­wood and Martha Black­iston Walls. He was raised on a farm in Crump­ton. Af­ter his mar­riage in 1949, they moved to Sudlersville un­til tak­ing a job with Olin Davis, dairy farm­ing. He later worked for Stan­ley Fraser in Ear­leville as the farm man­ager. He also worked as a care­taker on a farm in Centreville, re­tir­ing in 2004 to Crump­ton. Joe en­joyed gar­den­ing.

Along with his par­ents, he was pre­ceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Mil­dred E. Sha­han Walls in 2012; a brother, Thomas ‘Sonny’ Walls; and a sis­ter, Elsie LaPorte.

Mr. Walls is sur­vived by his son, Joseph E. Walls Jr. and his wife Anna of Ce­cil­ton; grand­daugh­ters, Tammy Short (Pat) and Car­rie Davis (DJ); six great grand­chil­dren: Brooke and Wy­att Short, David, Gavin, Aubrey and Tris­tan Davis; sis­ters, Lena Thomp­son and Thelma ‘Babe’ Short, both of Sudlersville; and a brother, Clifton ‘Punky’ Walls of Crump­ton.

A vei­wing will be held on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 9 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Galena Fu­neral Home of Stephen L. Schaech, 118 W. Cross St., Galena, MD, where fu­neral ser­vice will be­gin at 1 p.m. Burial will fol­low in St. Paul’s Ceme­tery, Ear­leville, MD.

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