Charles A. Walls, 75, of Cumming, died Oct. 15, 2016.
Born May 19, 1941 to the late Claude and Effie Walls, he was a lifelong resident of Forsyth County.
Mr. Walls attended Young Harris College and transferred to the University of Georgia, where he earned a degree in Poultry Science.
Charles worked a number of years in the poultry industry and for 25 years he owned and operated Silver City Industrial Service.
He then taught at Lanier Technical College and currently served as the facilities director of the Forsyth and Dawson campuses.
He was a member of Matt Lodge No. 694 F&AM and was a member of Concord Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and sang in the choir.
He was a deeply devoted husband, father and especially devoted to his grandchildren.
His brothers, Glyndon Walls, Luke Walls, Edmond "Doodle" Walls and William Harley Walls, also preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Janice Westray Walls of Cumming; sons and daughters-in-law, Matthew Walls, Myles and Jennifer Walls, all of Cumming, Mark and Lisa Walls of Butler; grandchildren, Chandler, Mary Margaret, Luke, Brooke, Cassie and Aaron, Chasity, Courtney, Hallie, Kate, Carlee, Hollee; brothers and sister-in-law, Grady and Evelyn Walls of Gainesville; Rupert Walls of Cumming; sisters and brother-in-law, Evelyn Pylant of Marietta, Pat and Norman Miller of Cumming; sisters-in-law, Betty Walls of Cumming, Betty Wolfe of Dacula; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Larry and Judy Westray of Cumming; various other relatives also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at Concord Baptist Church with the Dr. Scott Gilbert and the Revs. Rubin Smith and Stephen Gerrells officiating. Interment will follow in Sawnee View Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Concord Baptist Church Building Fund, 6905 Concord Rd., Cumming, GA 30028.
Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville is in charge of the arrangements.