SANTEE, S.C. — Dudley Walls, 87, formerly of Man, passed away Tues., Oct. 1, 2013, after a long illness at Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, S.C.
Born September 8, 1926, in Kistler, he was a son of the late Vada and John Lacey Walls. Preceding him in death was his wife of 57 years, Shirley Staten Walls, and three siblings, Billy, Robert and Ann.
Dudley served in the US Army, and was stationed in Tokyo immediately after WWII. During his career he worked for Amherst Coal Company in Lundale as Preparation Manager until retirement in 1986. He and his wife, Shirley, retired to Santee where he enjoyed meeting new friends and golfing, fishing, and hunting. Earlier in life he was very active in the Boy Scouts of America, having been a scoutmaster for more than 20 years and served in the Chief Cornstalk Council. He received the highest adult scouting honor, the Silver Beaver Award. He was a member of Bruce McDonald Memorial United Methodist Church, serving in the Methodist Men's Club and Choir, and the Man Rotary Club, and a sports announcer for the Man High Hillbillies. He was also member of the Masonic Lodges in Logan and Elloree.
Survivors include his brother, Jimmy; sister, Marjorie; two children, Jon (Susan) of Orlando, Fla., and Corby of Lynchburg, Va.; three grandchildren, James Walls, Logan Sawyer (Mercedes), and Jessica Britton (Matt), and one great-grandchild, Riley Britton.
A memorial service will be held at noon Sat., Oct. 12, at Bruce McDonald Memorial United Methodist Church in Man.
Information supplied by family.