Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Robert R. Wall Jr.

Robert R. Wall, Jr., age 64, passed away at his residence in Noxapater, Mississippi, on Tuesday,
October 1, 2019. Visitation will be Thursday, October 3, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, October 4 in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Fondren officiating. Interment will follow in Noxapater Methodist Cemetery.

Robert was born April 18, 1955, to Robert “Bob” Wall, Sr. and Joy Kilpatrick Wall in Winston County, Mississippi. He attained the rank of Eagle Scout; graduated from Noxapater Attendance Center; and he was a member of Noxapater Baptist Church. He attended Mississippi State University and earned a degree in Business. Robert retired after many years as a car salesman from the Ford Motor Company. For the last 27 years, Robert has served the Town of Noxapater as an elected Alderman. In 2011, he served as the president of the Winston County Chamber of Commerce. He and others were instrumental in establishing the Car Show as a part of the Noxapater Cotton Gin Festival. Obviously, Robert had a love for cars. He and J. B. Allen built motors and raced cars at the Magnolia Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi; and he also enjoyed attending NASCAR races at Talladega. He would tell you that he was “the baddest fellow in town” but Robert was known for being fair to everyone and having a good heart toward others; helping in any way he could. For example, Robert was not a Shriner but he sold many bags of onions and many cases of cheese to help the Shriners. Loving his community as he did, Robert made the original “Welcome to Noxapater” signs that welcome visitors on the north and south sides of town and he was responsible for the town slogan “Great People by Nature.”

Robert is survived by a host of cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and a daughter Ashley Linch.

Serving as pallbearers are Tommy Bartholomew, Brian Burrage, Sammy Carter, Tommie Gardner, Wilson Webb, and Chris Wells. Memorials in honor of Robert may be given to Noxapater Methodist Cemetery Fund, c/o Helen Webb, P. O. Box 552, Noxapater, MS 39346.

Services are under the direction of Nowell Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at