Richard Greely Walls, 87, died peacefully at dawn Feb. 12 at Eastport Memorial Nursing Home. He was born in Otter Creek, where he lived most of his life with his wife, Joanne Fogg Walls.
As a carpenter, he built houses and boats in various boatyards. At one point, he rebuilt an old Hinckley lobster boat in his backyard. He fished for scallops and lobsters and enjoyed the freedom of the sea. In his off time, Richard enjoyed bird carving, landscape painting and his vegetable garden. As an outdoorsman, he loved it all: hunting, fishing, camping, canoeing with anyone who wanted to go, friends, family, nephews and his favorite niece Malony, his “little fishing buddy.” At the campfire, picnic table or in the canoe, he loved to tell old stories and even older jokes. He always had a smile.
He was predeceased by his younger brothers, Stanley Walls and “Robin” Robert Walls. Two other brothers, Norman Walls and Hillard Walls, still reside in Otter Creek. He is also survived by his wife of 65 years, Joanne; his children, Anna, Richard Jr. and Ralf; grandchildren, Scott, Travis, Michelle, Scooby and Maroby; along with many nieces and nephews.
A spring graveside memorial will be posted at a later date.