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Charles Walls Jr. Obituary

PEORIA - The Rev. Charles Walls Jr., 74, of Peoria, Ill., passed away at 7:54 a.m. on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

Charles was born on April 19, 1940, to the late Charles Sr. and Carrie (Phillips) Walls. He married Beola Washington on Aug. 24, 1963.

Charles is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Beola Walls of Peoria; four sons, Keith Walls of Marietta, Ga., Charles Walls III of Peoria, Terrence (Deborah) Walls of Waco, Texas, and Sean Walls of Peoria; one daughter, Emily Walls of Peoria; two brothers, Herbert (Shirlene) Walls of Peoria and Audubon Walls of Atlanta, Ga.; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Tamara Walls; three brothers, Bobby Walls, Eugene Pitchford and Dorvas "Dodo" Pitchford; and one sister, Emma Lee Walls-Pitchford.

Charles retired from Caterpillar Inc., after 40 years of service, where he was a supervisor.

He was the director of the prison ministry team, a volunteer minister at South Side Mission and an avid golfer and bowler. He was a member of Greater City of Refuge Worship Center.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Church of the Living God, Temple 130, with a visitation at 9 a.m. Vice-Chief Bishop Leroy Smith Jr. will officiate.

Simons Mortuary is entrusted with arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to simonsmortuary.com.

Published in Peoria Journal Star from July 22 to July 23, 2014
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