Donald Lee Walls, 80, of Pasadena, Texas passed away peacefully at his home on January 19, 2018. He was born on October 15, 1937 in Belton, Texas to Jesse Lerman Walls and Alma Bell Hicks Walls, whom preceded him in death. Donald was married to Lee Evelyn Walls for 10 years and then to his loving wife of 43 years, Darlene Walls and was blessed with seven loving children.
Donald is preceded in death by his daughter Elizabeth Lee Ann Walls, brothers Raymond Walls and Ed Walls, sisters Dorothy "Dot" Walls, Martha "Mot" Strange and Faye Saucier.
He is survived by his loving children Don Walls and wife Barbara of Russellville, AR, David Walls and wife Jimmie of Kirbyville, TX, James Walls of Houston, TX, Mischelle Pope and husband James Pope of Pasadena, TX, Greg Walls and wife Tara of Glenelg, MD and Keith Walls and wife Amy of Pasadena, TX, step-son Matthew Holcomb of Stamps, AR. He had 23 grandkids and 19 great grandkids. Sisters Doris Bang of Pasadena, TX, Wilma Cooper and husband Ted of Durango, CO, Betty Walls of La Porte, TX, Annette Bates and Marc of West Columbia, TX. Brother Wayne Walls and wife Nancy of Pagosa Springs, CO.
Donald was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend to so many. He was a devoted Christian and a member of Elim church for 39 years, a member of the Pipefitters Local 211 Union for 42 years, "he could weld the crack of dawn". He loved to put on dog shows with his pride and joy Freeman and his other dog Mitzi. He enjoyed canoe racing and participated in the Texas Water Safari multiple times, among other countless races. Donald and his brother Wayne Walls were founders of the "Reeking Regatta" now known as the Buffalo Bayou Regatta. He was a veteran that proudly served in United States Navy on the USS Vance and USS Kearsarge.
Honored to serve as pallbearers are grandsons Anthony Walls, Michael McFarland, Bryan McFarland, Brett Walls, Colton Walls, Austin Walls, Hunter Etue and Milam McMillan.
Visitation will be held 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday January 24, 2018 at Grandview Funeral Home 8501 Spencer Hwy Pasadena, TX 77505. Funeral will held at Elim church 2311 Flagstone Terrace, Houston, TX 77017 on Thursday, January 25, 2018. Burial will be held at Grandview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to www.gofundme.com/donald-walls-memorial-fund.