Wadesboro – Mr. Arthur Clyde Wall, age 69, passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 4, 2021, and it is just the way he would have wanted to depart for his eternal resting place with his family and friends that have gone before him.
Born in Anson County, Arthur was the son of the late William Battle Wall, Jr. and the late Agnes Hildreth Wall. He attended public schools in Wadesboro through his Junior High years completing his high school education at Staunton Military Academy in Staunton, VA. Following graduation, Arthur attended Wingate College and Central Piedmont Community College. He went on to try his hand in the landscaping business, bartending at the Hyatt Hotel in Myrtle Beach, and long-distance truck-driving before forming his own company, Fresh Agri, Inc. Operating in both Salinas, California and Nogales, Arizona, Fresh Agri Inc. was a fresh produce trucking and transportation brokerage company.
Arthur absolutely loved the California lifestyle and it suited him perfectly! He particularly loved the Bay area around Salinas and chose to make his home there for many years. Any and all of Arthur’s acquaintances from back East that came for a visit were treated as very special guests as he knew how to roll out the VIP red carpet for each of them ensuring that everyone enjoyed a memorable stay. Years later, Arthur retired, returning to Wadesboro where he would live out his remaining years.
Somewhere along the way, Arthur became a quality marksman but few would know that. While at Staunton Military Academy, the commandant singled him out for his accuracy and frequently entered Arthur in shooting competitions which he often won. He got to be such good friends with the Commandant, that he would take Arthur hunting in the hills of Virginia where they would take turns shooting ground hogs. To Arthur’s friends, it sounded pretty much like one of his classic “con jobs” on the Commandant to get out of going to class.
Arthur never met a stranger and was always onboard for a good party…or any party for that matter! He thoroughly enjoyed his reputational acclaim as the Grand Party Master and relished wearing wild shirts (his favorite being the Chili Peppers Model) along with his western cowboy hat adorned with colorful Aztec beads and feathers. While others might be self-conscious in such an outfit, Arthur frequently pulled it off with great aplomb.
Arthur also had considerable talent as an amateur photographer and sketch artist. At nephew Battle’s wedding in Lexington, KY, he spent days photographing the wedding and local scenery and upon his return home, enjoyed showing off his quite good pictures.
Arthur always had time for others and was a genuine people person. He loved meeting and getting to know people and did his best to make those around him happy. He loved his family dearly and big brother, Battle, says he always felt (among other things!) Arthur’s love. Arthur looked forward to Christmas and spending time with his brother and family in Charlotte. He delighted in bringing special and thoughtful gifts, especially for his great nephew, Battle, and great niece, Maggie. You could see the thrill in his eyes when the kids would light up over their special and often over-the-top gifts. Arthur also relished the times spent with them on Blewett Falls Lake, especially at “The Point”. Battle and Maggie still talk about how special “Uncle Arthur” made them both feel on any and all excursions by talking to, caring for, and making over them.
Those left to cherish Arthur’s memory are his brother, William Battle Wall, III, and his wife Kathryn of Charlotte; his niece, Kathryn Kristy Wall of Charlotte; and his nephew, Kemp Battle Wall and his wife, Lauren, and their children, Battle Watson Wall and Margaret “Maggie” Elizabeth Wall, all of Charlotte.
As a caring person, Arthur will be missed by those who knew him best including his brother, whom Arthur referred to as “MY BROTHER!” Well, Arthur’s brother says he will really miss Arthur’s unconditional love. Rest in peace eternal, My Brother!
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorials be made to Forestville United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Joanne Clark, 1781 Clark Mtn. Rd., Lilesville, NC 28091.
A service to celebrate Arthur's life will be held by the graveside at 11:00AM Thursday, May 27, 2021 at Forestville United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Sybil Perrell officiating. The family will greet friends in the fellowship hall of the church following the service.