Donald Henderson Wall Sr. 

Published 9:12 pm Friday, August 31, 2018

Funeral services for Donald Henderson Wall Sr., of Brookhaven, are Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, at 3:30 p.m., at Riverwood Family Funeral Service in Brookhaven with burial at Riverwood Memorial Park. Rev. Skip Atchison will officiate the services.

Visitation will be today, Sept. 1, 2018, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home and will continue Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, from 2:30 p.m. until time of the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Wall, 87, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, at his residence. He was born Dec. 7, 1930, to the late Roland B. Wall Sr. and Annie Clair Henderson Wall. He attended Brookhaven High School and Whitworth College. He served in the United States Army and fought in the Korean War. He owned and operated R.B. Wall Oil Co. and later went on to become a conservation officer with the Mississippi Game and Fish Commission. He retired from the work force in 1992, from Packard Electric, the automotive parts manufacturer. He attended Jackson St. United Methodist Church.

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His pride and joy was the mid-century hay barn that he and his friends converted to a home in the Hog Chain community, that his family and friends have enjoyed immensely. In retirement, he enjoyed gardening and yard work as well as grilling for family, friends, and neighbors. He enjoyed watching the wildlife from his patio, tinkering with small motors, and loved to ride his golf cart and tractor.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Roland B. Wall Jr. and Robert E. Wall; and sister, Jeanne Claire Wall Cole.

Survivors are his beloved wife of 27 years, Brenda Brown Wall; sons, Don Wall Jr. (Cindy), and George W. Upton III (Kristy); daughters, Anne Wall Bowman, Christina Upton Douglas (Rick), Valerie Upton Naquin (Sam); grandchildren, Bethany Leggett Carpenter (Curtis), Blake Wall, Blair Wall, Kyle Taylor, Jack Douglas, Sarah Douglas, Ben Naquin, and Tess Naquin; great- grandchildren, Autumn Leggett, Adelynn Carpenter, Bryce Carpenter, Keegan Carpenter, Carson Ferguson and Arwen Ferguson.

A special thank you to the caregivers, Lisa Brown and Megan Brewer, as well as the Hospice Compassus staff: Alicia Leggett, Heather Wilson, Wonda Wilson, Dr. Ray Montalvo and Tonya Hughey.

In lieu of flowers, the Wall family requests memorial be made in Mr. Wall’s honor to CurePSP (1206 York Road, Suite L-4, Lutherville, MD 21093) or to Hospice Compassus (101 W. Cherokee St, Suite A, Brookhaven, MS 39601).

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