OBITUARY

James K WALL Jr.

October 18, 1963March 18, 2019

James K. Wall, Jr. passed away unexpectedly on March 18, 2019. He was born October 18, 1963, the second child and only son of Jim and Sara Wall.

On March 1, 1997, Jim married his beloved wife, the former Courtnay Baron. They had two wonderful daughters together, Chloe Chenault Wall and Ann Grace Wall.

Jim's family moved to Brentwood before his second birthday, and it was a place he loved. From kindergarten through sixth grade, Jim attended the Oak Hill School. From his earliest days there, it was apparent that Jim was both an exceptional athlete and a comedian. He had a gift for making people laugh that continued into adulthood.

After Oak Hill, Jim went on to Battleground Academy, where he excelled in football, winning All-District honors in his senior year. After graduating BGA, Jim went to the University of Alabama, where he was a member of SAE fraternity. At each of these schools, Jim formed friendships that lasted throughout his life.

Upon graduation from Alabama, Jim returned to Brentwood. After considering several career options, he went to work with Clive Anderson Realty & Auction Company. Jim went to auctioneering school and became an accomplished auctioneer who could "sing" with the best of them when selling a property.

Jim eventually followed in his father's footsteps and became a home builder. He developed a reputation as a builder of beautiful, quality homes. His home construction career led to the discovery of a hidden talent in woodworking. From customizing woodwork for bannisters and mantels, he developed into an artist who could simply look at a photograph of an antique chest and build a perfect replica. His attention to detail in his woodworking, especially his use of inlays, was extraordinary.

Jim loved the outdoors. In his younger days, he was an avid hunter, as skilled with a bow as with a gun. His greater love, though, was his family, and he gave up hunting to spend more time with them. Jim also loved mission work. For many years, he went on an annual trip to Jamaica, where his building skills and his work ethic were praised and valued by his fellow volunteers.

Jim will be remembered for his love of family, for his deep and long-lasting friendships and for his mischievous sense of humor.

His father, James K. Wall Sr., preceded him in death. Jim is survived by his wife and daughters, his mother, his sister Jan Caffey (Kip), his nieces, Grace, Reed and Liz Caffey and his nephew, Lee Caffey.

Visitation will be held at Brentwood Baptist Church on Monday, March 25th, from 12 to 2:30 p.m., and a memorial service will be held at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The Wall Girls Scholarship Fund at First Tennessee Bank, 211 Franklin Road, Brentwood, Tennessee, 37027.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, March 25, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 25, 2019
REMEMBERING

James K WALL Jr.

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Cary Vielhauer

March 25, 2019

In August 1968, we meet the Wall family as we moved in on their 'backside' so to speak (next to their backyard). We were all young back then, lol. We were standing at the back of the moving truck handing things over to take inside as we made a new home when, this huge white german sheperd came bounding at us with 'brother' in tow. Mom has'nt moved liked that but one time in her life. She jumped in the back of the moving van while 'brother' Yelled he's ok! The start of a great, neighborly, friendship. 'Brother' was no more than a first grader at the time and full of himself chasing 'Hunter' around. Priceless!
Cary V.

Cary Vielhauer

March 25, 2019

The wonderful neighbors we have had for fifty years will never be forgotten. Big Jim, little Jim (brother Wall) will not be forgotten. It greatly saddens the Vielhauer family of his passing. He was too young to leave us so soon. We have sincerely enjoyed the company of our neighbors, their kindness, their reciprocity and sharing. May peace and love be with youins as we love you guys dearly!
Mae, Cary, Wayne, and Cara Vielhauer.

Frank and Denise Kaylor

March 22, 2019

I remember when I first met Jim, I was working on a Project in Nashville and my Wife and I were staying at a Hotel in nearby Franklin Tennessee (I don't remember the date) I had just finished eating breakfast and sat down at the Computer to check my email. I happened to look back at my right and saw this Tall Guy all stretched out on the Couch. I looked at him and said "You look pretty comfortable". He sat up straight and said " I'm sorry, I thought I was Home". He introduced himself to me and we just started talking. Jim told me that the Family was staying there while their House was being built. We are so very sorry to have heard of his passing.

Hilrie and Bert Brown

March 21, 2019

As my sister has stated, the Wall family was part of our family as we grew up. I had the privilege of teaching Jim/ “Brother” at Oak Hill and then later, helped tutor him through French when he was at BGA. There is no doubt that it was the most entertaining and fun tutoring experiences ever!! Brother could say the funniest things, and really wanted to do well even if having to focus his attention could be a challenge!! He would finally “get with the program” and focus, which led to a successful navigation of the French exam dangerous waters! Just loved him and love his family!! May he Rest In Peace and may his sweet family find comfort and peace.
Hilrie Brown ( and Bert)

Laurie Bullington

March 21, 2019

I grew up with the Walls as my second family. "Brother" was a big part of my childhood, as I spent as much time at the Wall house as I did my own. Jan was my BFF growing up and her parents were so dear to me. I cherish my memories of time spent with "Brother" and am grateful that he and his family were a part of my life. I know he will be missed, and I pray for his family to find strength, knowing that he is safe in the arms of Jesus. Grace,peace and love to you all.
Laurie Thompson Bullington ("Bah")