1930 - 2012
Published Aug. 18, 2012 @ 3:36 p.m.
Herbert ‘Herb’ Walls, 81, of Post died Thursday, August 16, 2012 at the Golden Plains Care Center in Post.
Born to Pete and Fleta (Goss) Walls November 27, 1930 at Ira, Texas. He and his parents moved to Garza County in the 1940’s to work at the Postex Cotton Mill. He attended school at Hermliegh before coming to Garza County. He married Lois Veach September 9, 1949 in Benjamin. Lois preceded him in death February 17, 2008. Herb worked in road construction for many years traveling. Then he worked as a tool pusher on drilling rigs. In 1966 he was elected County Commissioner. A position he held until retiring in 1994. He is also preceded in death by his parents, a son: Dale Leslie Walls, January 9, 2005 and also by a Great-grandchild: Shiloh Walls, July 26, 2011.
Herb enjoyed many things, among them were traveling with his family, a good hot dice game and raising and taking care of various animals. He also loved going to auctions of any type, whether he bought something or not. Herb was a longtime Baptist.
Survivors include: one son: Derek and his wife Cheryl Walls of Chico. Two daughters: Martha Jo and her husband Doug Roberts of Claude and Irene Fry of Post. A sister: Geneva Belongia of Post. 10 grandchildren: Brad, Jeff, Leslie, Jayson, Lucas, Seth, Austin, Nathan, Rhonda and Justin. 14 great-grandchildren: Miranda, Jaycob, Cheyenne, Dylan, Kelsee, Carsen, Kinzi, D’Kota, Sydnee, Aisha, Samuel, Ashley, Taylor and Renee. Also by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 20, 2012 at the Post Church of Christ with Travis Sweet, minister officiating. Burial will follow at the Terrace Cemetery. Arrangement are under the personal care of Dee and Janet Justice, Justice-Mason Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be grandsons: Brad Roberts, Jeff Roberts, Jayson Fry, Lucas Walls, Seth Walls and son in law Doug Roberts. Honorary Pallbearers will be past and present Commissioners Court members.
The family will greet friends 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home.
Memorial are suggested to the Post Church of Christ building fund or to the American Cancer Society.