Harold Clifford Walls, 94, of Caney, Kansas passed away on Monday, March 26, 2018 in Coffeyville, Kansas. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, March 30th at 1:00 pm at the Tyro Christian Church. Burial will follow at the Sunnyside Cemetery. Services are entrusted with Potts Chapel of Caney.
Mr. Harold C. Walls was born on September 17, 1923 in Fall River, Kansas. He was the son of Arthur Leroy and Blanche Lucille (Doub) Walls. Harold grew up in Kansas and Oklahoma and graduating from the Enid High School in 1941. In High School he was known for his rope twirling. Following graduation, he moved to California to be a welder before he enlisted in the Army in December of 1942.
On December 25, 1942 he married the love of his life, Wilma L. Gramly. Together, they traveled and lived all over the U.S.A while Harold was serving in the Army Air Core as a glider pilot. In November of 1945 they started their home in rural Caney as farmers.
Harold was an avid bowler and loved to read western books. His favorite authors were Louis L’Amour and Zane Grey.
Preceding him in death were his parents, wife Wilma, a younger brother, one sister, two sons-in-law’s and one great-great grandson.
Those left to cherish his memory are his two daughters: Carolyn (Vernon) Barnett of Altamont and Beth Martin of rural Caney, two sons: Clinton (Linda) Walls and Doug (Naomi) Walls both of rural Caney, 16 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren, one sister-in-law, 2 brother-in-law’s and numerous nieces and nephews.
I am one of Harold's great-nieces (through his sister's daughter Judi). I was sorry I couldn't come to Kansas for the funeral. Harold was a wonderful man. He will be greatly missed!
Margaret MillamPhoenix, AZ
I am very disappointed that I had to miss the Victory service. Harold was a wonderful neighbor. I so enjoyed visiting with him and Wilma. I miss Wilma and will miss Harold.
Darlene SandersTyro, KS
Hi Clint, sorry about your dad. Hope you and family are doing OK. It's been a long time. Take care, Dale.
Dale HellmanOlpe, KS
So many memories over the years of this neighbor of mine!To all the family, so sorry for your loss. He was a unique man and loved his farm! May he rest in peace.
Mary (Short) ErnestTyro, KS
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. We will be praying for peace and comfort for everyone.
Jim & Mary AtkinsonSouth Soffeyville, OK
Praying for you all as you grieve and miss him. May you find comfort in knowing he is in a better body in a Better Place. He left behind a great legacy in his family! May you also be a comfort to one another.
Carolyn & Steve TaylorBluejacket, OK
Dannie & Joann HutchinsonNEODESHA, KS