February 26, 1937 – March 5, 2018
McCurey "Joe Boy" Walls was born February 26, 1937 in Elysian Fields, TX to the late Jimmy and Sammie Stafford Walls. He attended Booker T. Washington High School in Dallas, TX and graduated in 1956 from George Washington Carver High School in Garland.
McCurey's accomplishments as the Carver Tigers quarterback in 1966 and as a sprinter in 1956 awarded him the honor of being inducted into the Garland Sports Hall of Fame in 2011. After graduating from Carver, he received a scholarship to Wiley College in Marshall, TX. During his freshmen year he competed in football at the fullback position. He was a member of the track team clocking a time of 9.9 seconds in the 100 yard dash.
McCurey gave his life to Christ at an early age. He will be remembered for his service to God and the East Garland Community. His love and knowledge for sports led him to coaching the neighborhood youth. And of course providing transportation to practices and games in the legendary truck called "Old Gold."
McCurey was preceded in death by his parents and great grandson Keenan Walker, Jr.
His memories will be cherished by sons, H. Tyrone Walls, Phillip Marlow Walls (Cassandra), McCurey Hercules Walls (Renee) and Todd Walls; brothers, Walter Avon Walls and Thomas Charles Walls (Gertrude); sisters, Herma Wilson, Dorothy Douglas, Helen Pace (William), Edna Ball (JC), Frances Walls and Ruby Jackson (Willie); uncle, Willie James Stafford (Dorothy) of Dallas. 11 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
- Visitation Friday, March 16, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, March 17, 2018
- Committal Service Saturday, March 17, 2018
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March 18, 2018
JoeBoy will be truly missed by me..
I’ll miss hearing how he would speak to myself and my Sisters.. BERTHA YEAH!!!! At the same time blowing Old Gold horn....twice...May his soul RIP... I grew up as a kid with him in my life as neighbor. I had the up most respect for him... JOEBOY!! He wore a toothpick in the corner of his mouth the way nobody could wear a toothpick. Praying for
JOE BOYS and the entire family !
March 17, 2018
I worked with McCurey years ago at prior in garland and I remember his truck that he fixed up very nice man. So sorry for your loss
John W Washington
March 17, 2018
Joe Boy was one of my athletic role models for the East Garland Community. He was pleasant to talk to and always shared pearls of wisdom about athletics and life in general. He was a pioneer and trailblazer for the City of Garland aways fighting for equality and the sense of fairness in the workforce. He never called my granddaughter by her name but always told her to be good and listen to your Pawpaw, "Littleum"! He will be missed by all!! This was truly a good friend of mine!!
March 16, 2018
My Family realizes that you have lost a special person, and we are glad to have known Joe Boy......we will cherish our memories and continue to keep your family in our prayers.
March 16, 2018
JoBoy we would always meet up some how at Kroger's and you would ask me if everything was good with me, then you always say have you talk to your brother meaning Phillip, then he would say keep him in your prayers. Well I'm gonna see about him and gonna always keep him in my prayers along with Ty and Herkie, so you rest on because those 3 will be fine!
March 16, 2018
March 14, 2018
To The Family of McCurey (JoeBoy) Walls, we are sadden that you have left us, but we know U are no longer suffering Joe. So rest in peace.
Ernest and Rosa Stiggers
March 13, 2018
Joe Boy was our neighbor for about forty years and he was the best neighbor we have ever had. When we moved away off of cherrywood he was still a great neighbor, great friend and a great mentor he will always be in our hearts. Cherrywood Dr. will never be the same, we will miss him greatly. RIP
Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the family!
March 9, 2018
Unc I remember when I tryied to plant some potatoes and you let me know I had planted them upside down and there for I never saw them grow up thru the ground.....hahahhaha Thanks for all of the knowledge you shared thru the years.