On June 27, 1935, Colin Carlyle Walls was born to Remley and Rosie Walls in Mingo County, West Virginia. C.C. proudly served in the US Navy in the Korean Conflict. Upon returning home, C.C. soon met and married the love of his life, Lois, and were together for 57 years until her passing. He gave of himself to his family and friends and to anyone in need. Having a gentle soul and loving heart, C.C. was always considerate of others and put their needs above himself. All who knew C.C. became instantly aware that he was a special person. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. C.C. was always full of life and smiled through the roughest times. He loved nature, hunting, fishing, and riding his Harley. We will miss his genuine love, his stories, and the smell of coffee upon entering his home.
Those left to cherish his memory are Greg and Roberto Walls and Sandy and Bud Hazelwood. He also has two grandchildren, Megan and Brody Hazelwood. We honestly do not know how tomorrow will look without him, but it is comforting to know he has been reunited with his beloved Lois.
The visitation service will be held at Tetrick Funeral Home in Elizabethton, Saturday, February 29, from 11 to 12.
Graveside service will be held at East Tennessee Cemetery at 2630 Highway 75, Blountville, immediately following visitation. Pastor Gary Whitehead and Dwayne Justice will be officiating. Active pallbearers will be Ken Reed, Jerry Steadman, Brody Hazelwood, Jerry Keys, Bud Hazelwood, Jerry Wilson, and Carlyle Walls. Honorary pallbearers are Dwayne Justice, Richard Fair, and members of the Elizabethton Senior Citizens Center. Music will be provided by Brody Hazelwood and Lauren Poe. C.C. will receive military honors to be accorded by Bristol VFW Post #6975.
We would like to extend a special thanks to his caretakers Elizabeth and Tammy, his Amedisys staff, and the V.A. Medical Center. Visitors may gather at the home of C.C. anytime.
Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
C.C. and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office 423-542-2232, service information line, 423-543-4917.