It is with much sadness that the family of Thomas D. Wall, 83, of Destin FL, announces his passing on July 21, 2018 after a hard-fought battle with leukemia and multiple myeloma. He was born in Soperton, Georgia and raised by his grandparents, Clayton and Alice McDuffie, who preceded him in death as did his parents Sue McDuffie Cumbie and stepfather Thomas Cumbie, father John Wall and brother in law Bill Huntley. He was a graduate of Warner Robins High School GA and Troy State University AL. Thomas was a Vietnam Vet and proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years as an avionics specialist. He continued his service through various government agencies and contractors until his retirement.
Tom was an avid fisherman and was active with the Panhandle Fly Fishers, serving as President for two years where he made many good friends. We know he is “catching the big ones” with Bill, James and Jim now. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and was a Shriner for the past 48 years. Thomas will be remembered for his sense of humor, hardy laugh, and the fact that he never met a stranger.
He was a wonderful husband to his wife of 63 years Helen Huntley Wall and loving father to his daughters, Shari Helton of Rock Hill SC and Karen Hartley Fillingim (David) of Destin FL; grandchildren Blaine Helton (Jessica), Kari Helton, Trey Hartley; great granddaughters, Georgia, Emma and Caroline Helton; sister Virginia Allsep (Doug); In Laws Patricia Huntley Bryan (Jed), Bob Huntley (Donna), Joann Huntley and many beloved nieces and nephews.
A special thank you to Dr. Thomas Johnson and staff of Sacred Heart Oncology and Emerald Coast Hospice for their exceptional care throughout his illness. A private memorial will be held at a later date. For those wishing to remember him a donation may be made to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital at lovetotherescue.org or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at LLS.org. Please visit www.heritagegardensfuneralhome.com to sign the guest book, express condolences and share memories.