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Bobby Walls, 62, of Huntsville, Texas went to be with the Lord suddenly on Thursday, July 13, 2017 following a tragic plane accident. He was born a beautiful baby boy to Bob and Yvonne Walls in San Antonio, Texas on December 3, 1954. Shortly thereafter his family moved to Conroe, Texas where he grew up and resided for many years. Bobby graduated Conroe High School, class of 1973. During his time there he played football, basketball, and numerous other sports. After graduation, he went on to play football for Baylor University. After his sophomore year, he decided "I don't want to be a teacher or a preacher...I want to fly." He made the transition to the Spartan College of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he graduated flight and aircraft mechanics school with outstanding academic performance. After flight school he joined Southwest Airlines where he had a successful career as a commercial pilot for 23 years. In 2006, Bobby married the love of his life, Sonja Adams, and moved to Huntsville, Texas with their 4 children. In 2011, Bobby retired from Southwest to spend more time with his family and serve his community. Anybody that knew Bobby knows that his true passions in life were his Lord, his family, his community, and his church. He surrounded himself with them daily. Bobby truly had a heart for the Lord and the community, serving on everything from the Houston Livestock Show Committee and the Alpha Omega School board, to being the head soccer coach. He was instrumental in the future opening of The Ark Church of Huntsville in August. He returned to his lifelong passion of flying in 2014 as a charter pilot, where he flew executive jets and turboprop aircraft. He touched many lives during his life and will not be forgotten.
He is survived by his loving wife, Sonja Walls and their 3 children, Trevor, Sasha, and Parker Adams; his 2 sons, Tre' Walls and William Walls IV; his parents, Bob and Yvonne Walls (Hetton); his 2 sisters and brother, Susan (and Eddie) Turner, Tammy (and Randy) Speck, and Jimmy (and Janet) Walls; his 7 nephews: Chris, Robert, Ben and Andrew Turner, Michael and Jeff Speck and Cody Walls; and numerous other extended family members.
There will be a Celebration of Life Ceremony held this Friday, July 21, 2017 at 1 PM at The Ark Church of Conroe, Texas. The service will be officiated by Luke Cunningham, future pastor of The Ark Church-Huntsville.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes to fulfill Bobby's dreams by contributing to the Bobby Walls Memorial Scholarship Fund for Alpha Omega Academy at P.O. Box 8419 Huntsville, TX 77340 or to The Ark Church-Huntsville at 3011 Hwy 30 West Suite 101, #106 Huntsville, TX 77340
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law."
-Galatians 5:22-23
Full obituary may be viewed and memorial condolences made to the family at www.shmfh.com.
Published on July 19, 2017
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