Earl Walls


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November 2012

Earl was a friend of all on Palomar Mountain for many years.  He is so missed.  You are invited to visit the links, and read through portions of his memorial service:

Memorial Service for Earl Walls

Eulogy and Invocation - Pastor Matthew Currie

To celebrate the life of Earl Lee Walls, born March 28, 1925 in Charleston, West Virginia to Fred and Sue Walls, entering the Kingdom of Heaven on November 15, 2012.

While Earl had many accomplishments in his life, military service during World War II, military reserves until 1973, graduating from West Virginia University with a degree in Engineering, working for Monsanto, and developing his own company, nothing was as profoundly strong as his deep Christian faith.

While Earl did not have a church affiliation at the time of his death he did have quite a history with the Presbyterian Church.   He married his first wife, Helen Ruth, (1945) in Bream Memorial Presbyterian Church in Charleston, West Virginia.  The same church where all three of his children were baptized and where an Adult Sunday school class is still named for his mother-in-law, Helen Ruth Parker.   Upon being transferred to St. Louis by Monsanto (1954) Earl and Helen became very involved, with a few other couples, in founding and supporting the growth of Des Peres Presbyterian Church which now has approximately 1000 members.  Earl served as Deacon, Elder and taught various grade levels of Sunday school for many years.  He and Helen were very active in the weekly Adult Bible Study groups.  Not to mention that Helen was the church organist and Earl sang in the choir.

While everyone has some fear and/or curiosities regarding dying, Earl had none.  He was not afraid to die…He just didn't want to.  He was very busy, had many plans of things to accomplish, dreams, ideas, directions he wanted to see growth and change…not to mention his wife of ten years, Louise, to keep him very busy and a Community Center he wanted to see finished.  No,.He was not afraid, just too busy.

Earl was preceded in death by his parents, Fred (1963), Sue (1982) and Helen Ruth (2000).  He is survived by his second wife Louise, Children Linda (Tom), Richard (Terry), James, step children Ken (Laura) and Linda, 20 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren (these include step children).  Earl is also survived by his sister, Kitty, who will turn 100 on December 11, several nieces and nephews, cousins and a huge extended family too numerous to name…but you know who you are.

Earl was a good man, a generous man, a man who cared deeply for mankind and his neighbors.  He just wanted people to get along…be kind to one another.. Appreciate the earth, and find a strong faith in God.
God in heaven, 
This afternoon we gather before you, the Creator and Sustainer of all things, acknowledging that in you - and in you alone - do we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28), and that from you and through you and to you are all things. To you be glory forever! (Rom. 11:36)
As we remember and give thanks for the life of one who has died, may we take this time to reflect on our own lives, recognizing with the psalmist that all the days ordained for us were written in your book before one of them came to be (Psalm 139:16). In the light of eternity, teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom (Psalm 90:12), in preparation for the day when each of us will stand before you.
We pray this in the name of Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God who became flesh, taking on our humanity and living among us, and who said "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die" (John 11:25-26) - Jesus, who by his death and resurrection defeated sin and death, and who offers eternal life now and forever to all who believe in him.  Amen.
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