Eugene T. Walls, 81, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at Jefferson Manor Health Center in Brookville.
He was born July 20, 1930, in Big Run, a son of the late Clyde and Lydia (Craft) Walls.
Nov. 8, 1947, in Big Run, he married the former Nora Mae Knarr, who survives.
Mr. Walls was retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and horses and playing checkers and ROOK.
He also liked spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, along with his many friends at Jefferson Manor.
In addition to his wife, surviving relatives include six daughters, Norma Rebuck and Terry Caruso of Penfield, Shirley Roush and husband Kenneth of DuBois, Arlene Werner and husband Michael of Troutville, Karen Frantz and fiancé Bruce Hartzfield of Luthersburg, Sharon Smith and husband William, and Lisa Martz and husband Jeffrey, all of New Bethlehem; three sons, Russell Walls, Jerry Walls and wife Michelle and Howard Walls, all of Punxsutawney; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; three brothers, David Walls and wife Beverly of Big Run, Donald Walls of Stump Creek and Raymond Walls of Punxsutawney; and two sisters, Mildred Cherpesh of Troutville and Catherine Snyder and husband Howard of Punxsutawney.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, James; two brothers, Richard Walls and Clyde Walls; and two sisters, Ruth McAninch and Lois Bochert.
Services were held Friday, Nov, 4, 2011, at the Rupert Funeral Home in New Bethlehem.
Interment took place in the McClure Cemetery, Big Run.
Memorial contributions may be given in Mr. Walls’ name to Jefferson Manor Health Center, 417 Route 28 N, Brookville, Pa. 15825, or to the charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.rupertfuneralhomes.com .