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Ridout's Trussville Chapel

1500 Gadsden Hwy, Birmingham, AL

OBITUARY

Michael "Mike" John Walls

October 22, 1956September 26, 2019
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WALLS, MICHAEL “MIKE” JOHN, age 62 of Trussville, passed away Thursday, September 26, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Norval and Ilva Walls; and brother, Allen Walls. He is survived by his daughters, Lindsay Jordan Harris (Cliff) and Lauren Walls Helton (Trey); brother, Larry Walls (Joan); niece, Allison Walls Bass (Jon); and grandchildren, Trace Harris, Rhett Harris, Ellery Claire Harris, Michael Helton and Ivy Helton. Mike graduated from Huffman High School and retired from teaching Auto Body at Bessemer Tech and Lawson State. After retiring, he worked at Rozar’s and he loved restoring old cars in his spare time. He was a loving father, grandfather and brother who never met a stranger. His family will celebrate his life at Ridout’s Trussville Chapel from 10-11 AM at Ridout’s Trussville Chapel on Saturday, September 28, 2019 with his service beginning at 11 AM.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, September 28, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 28, 2019

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Michael "Mike" John Walls

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Dr. Phil Dionne

September 30, 2019

Mike and I meet in 1987, at the Jacksonville, Fl. G M Training Center.
I had a new Chevy truck with"Delamination" Paint problems.
Mike explained the Who, what, why of it..
And I said "I hope you have a great day..
He said "Not too Good, I have to get these guy's that have been welding panels there entire lives, to understand, they now have to use glue"
This is when Mike towed a Chevy APV frame assembly around..
Chevy APV was call "All Propose Vehicle"
We at the GM dealerships, called them "All plastic Vehicle"
16 years later. Mike and I were hired to work with GM/ACDelco... THE SAME DAY...
I said "Hey I know you!!!!"
For years Mike and I worked together, had a "Few beers" together... Traded stories...
I have attached a photo of us at the Hydrogen Test lab in Long Beach, California, 2007 after we drove the Hydrogen powered van.
God Bless you Mike...
My friend for ever...
Dr. Phil
Orlando, Fl.

Judy Lockridge

September 29, 2019

Mike and I worked together at Garner and Grabowski manyyears ago. He was fun, hardworking and just a great man. My prayers for all of his family.

Joan Walls

September 27, 2019

Mike was a wonderful father to two beautiful girls. Honoring our father and mother is to honor them with a legacy we leave behind. He worked tirelessly to help mold and shape their lives for them to flourish and become the women of God that they are. They are following his example by devoting their lives to their precious families. Can anyone ask for more as he transitions back to the glorious mansion Jesus has prepared for us? Mike, I celebrate that you are at home and at peace.
Love , your favorite sister-in-law.........I know, I know.....as you reminded me, I am your only sister-in-law. Joan

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