John Anderson Wall ’48

John Anderson Wall ’48 was born Feb. 1, 1928, in High Point, N.C., son of the late N. Madison Wall and Elizabeth Bowne Wall. He died peacefully at Hospice Home at High Point on Feb. 28, 2012. Wall graduated from Davidson, where he was a member of the freshman basketball team, Army ROTC, and Kappa Sigma fraternity. After graduation in 1948, Uncle Sam invited Wall to serve his country as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army, with stops at Fort Bragg from 1948-49 and at Fort Benning from 1950-52. After serving his country in the Armed Forces, Wall returned to High Point and worked with his father at Matt Wall & Son Veneers. Wall was born and raised in the Episcopal faith and spent most of his life at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church where his grandfather, H. Norwood Bowne, was a former rector. The spiritual heritage acquired there remained with him throughout his life. He was also privileged to have worshiped at Community Bible Church in its early formative years. There he made lasting friendships leading to a long term attendance in John Willett’s Wednesday morning Bible study. In recent years Wall made his spiritual home with First Presbyterian Church. As a faithful and supportive member he was blessed by fellowship and participation in Sunday school, Wednesday night Bible study, and Sunday services. His survivors include his wife of 63 years, Eleanor Garrett Wall, 916 Fairway Dr., High Point, NC 27262-3604; sons, John A. Wall, Jr. (Ollie), David Garrett Wall ’74 (Terri), and N. Madison “Matt” Wall II ’78 (Denise); grandchildren, Amy R. Rich, David G. Wall, Jr. (Erin), Andrew B. Wall (Catie), Richard C. Walter, and Caroline M. Wall; great-grandchildren, Olivia, Victoria, and Isabella Byerly, Larson and Gabe Cashwell, and Chandler D. Wall; a sister, Becky Wall Parker; three nieces; and four nephews.