Marion Daniel ‘Mad Dog’ Walls, 69, of Waynetown, passed away 5:55 a.m. on Friday, March 26, 2021 in the Sentara Careplex, Hampton, VA from complications of esophageal cancer.
He was born in Crawfordsville on Valentine’s Day in 1952 to Marion and Louise Martin Walls.
Mr. Walls met and fell in love with his future wife, Cindy Simmons, in the local donut shop while she was still in high school. They married on Sept. 2, 1975 and she survives.
Mr. Walls attended Crawfordsville High School, worked at Raybestos for many years, and then spent the last 9 years of his work life doing floor care at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville. He was a talker and loved to chit-chat with any of the staff he ran into during the course of his work shift. His wife also works there and Mr. Walls would frequently pop in to see her for small talks and smiles.
He loved many things including mushroom hunting, racing slot cars and building model airplanes. He also enjoyed gardening and flowers…he had planted many tulips last fall that he will now view from the ‘other side’. Most of all he loved his family unreservedly and was absolutely crazy about his grandchildren.
Surviving include his wife, Cindy; sons, Jason of Mellott, Scott of Waynetown, Michael of Evansville and Matthew of Waynetown; grandchildren, Trenady Vincent, Avery Walls, Nola Walls, Teddy Walls and Cici Walls; special sister-in-law, Mitzi Simmons; brothers, Donnie Walls of Crawfordsville, David Walls of Kentucky and Steven Davis of Plainfield; sisters, Lois Wrightsman Melvin of Crawfordsville, Delories Zachary of N.C., Joyce Watson of N.Y. and Melisa Germain of Speedway; and his beloved dog and cat, Oaf and Pearl.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Loran Wrightsman, Bobby and John Walls; and sisters, Thelma Hoyt, Ruby Wrightsman, Loretta Fuller, Carol Pence, Janice Dowell and Violet Walls.
Visitation hours are 5 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Family and Friends Funeral Home with funeral services, 10 a.m. Friday, April 2, 2021 at the funeral home, with Pastor Terry Broady officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill North Cemetery, Crawfordsville. Please follow the guidelines of the ISDH reqarding COVID-19. His family requests only that you hold your loved ones a little tighter today, as life is precious and tomorrow is promised to no one!
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