Forest Alvin Walls

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Forest Alvin Walls

August 20, 2018

Forest Alvin Walls Forest Alvin Walls, age 86, passed away at home on August 20, 2018. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Fagan Walls, Nashville, Tennessee and Terrell Walls, Pulaski, Tennessee.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Linda Walls; daughter, Jackie Walls; son, Blythe Walls (Mara); stepsons, Vance Payne and Stuart Payne (Stacey); six step-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Forest was born to Effie and Loyce Walls in Minnow Branch, Tennessee and grew up in Pulaski, Tennessee. He played the position of quarterback and was captain of both the high school football and basketball teams. He served as class president throughout high school and was elected "Prince" of the high school. He enjoyed traveling back to Pulaski every July for his annual class reunion to visit family and friends.
Not long out of high school Forest began a 43 year career with AT&T, climbing telephone poles, stringing wire, and traveling the southern United States from the Florida Keys to Texas. By 1960 he and his family had lived in 26 different states. Once Jackie became school age, he settled his family in Pell City, Alabama. In Pell City, while continuing his career with AT&T, he became a strong advocate of the community. He coached little league baseball, volunteered at the schools; was a member of First United Methodist Church, Jaycees, Lions Club and the Pell City Chamber of Commerce. Forest served as city councilman for 20 plus years.
Forest was kind, funny, a true friend, loving husband and father. He will be truly missed in our community and will always remain in our hearts.
The family will hold a celebration and remembrance of Forest's life on Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. at the Pell City Senior Center, 801 Comer Avenue, Pell City, AL.
Published on August 21, 2018
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