Gerald  Walling

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October 18,1941-May 31,2019
Gerald Walling of Houston, Texas passed away May 31, 2019 in Pearland, Texas surrounded by family. He was born on October 18,1941 to J.P. Walling and Faye Denson Walling.
A celebration of his life and viewing will be held Saturday June 8, 2019 from 3 P.M.-6 P.M. at Herrington Land of Memory Funeral Home in Palestine,Texas.
Gerald grew up in Palestine,Texas and attended Palestine High School. He moved to Houston, Texas where he was in the upholstery business for years. He was an avid hunter. He also enjoyed going to the lake and running his jet boats and competed in both boat racing and car racing, camping with his children, skiing both snow and on the water.
Gerald was preceded in death by his parents;sisters Janie Lowman, Patricia Wright; brothers Bennie Walling, Allan Walling and Pascal Walling.
He is survived by daughters
Melinda Lorraine Douglass Atkins of Spring, Texas; Misty Walling of Houston, Texas; Melissa Denise Gibbs of Durango, Colorado and Melanie Lynette Bordet of Pearland, Texas and son Gerald Christopher Walling of Spring, Texas; son-in-law Augustin Bordet of Pearland, Texas.
His grandsons Corey Atkins of Spring, Texas; Dustin Wade Douglass and wife Emily of Spring, Texas; great grandson Gabriel Bordet of Pearland, Texas; great granddaughter's Desiree Lorraine Bordet and Anneliese Bordet both of Pearland, Texas; great-grandson Elijah Douglass of Houston, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank all the doctors and nurses for their care during this time.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choosing.
Cremation under the direction of Herrington Land of Memory
Palestine, Texas.
Published on June 6, 2019
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Elijah and Brandi Farley
Jun 08, 2019
We our so sorry for your loss. The whole family is in our hearts.
Renee Heckler
Jun 07, 2019
May the love of God surround you during this time of sorrow. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.
Linda Finn
Jun 07, 2019
Holding you all up in prayer at this time. He was a wonderful man. Love, blessings, hugs, and prayers to all of you xoxoxxo
Bryan Wright
Jun 07, 2019
Had lots of fun with Uncle G. His last visit here we did some riding around here on Lake Palestine and East Texas. The next morning we just set on my porch looking at the Lake having some good coffee with just a pinch of Bailey's thus creating another memory as we talked about Old Times. Uncle G, if anyone wonders, I say Uncle G which means Gerald or Generosity. The Back Story is that he had 3 sibling's that suffered from Friedreich's Ataxia. They were Janie, Bennie, and my Mom, Patricia. We were very poor and the biggest thrill of our young Lives was when Uncle G and Aunt Hazel would rent the screened cabins at Lake Jacksonville. Along with many of our family he would insure Mom and us boys... were there and it would make our summer special not to mention other acts of generosity. As the page turns He was "The Man" always on call for Bennie in Houston whether he had fallen out of his chair, went shopping, Dr., or just for a ride. So what if a cuss word may "slip" on one of these calls if inconvenient :-) He was always there. I also enjoyed my time as a roomie with him at Snug Harbor on Lake Conroe. Some may not know or remember that he was also an excellent Chef shunning fast food often saying lets have some "Good Food", and just start cooking. We would also head out dancing on occasion. A simple cup of coffee with a tad of Amaretto would unleash "Geraldine", The Lean, Mean, Dancing Machine. Pure EnerGy. He's the last of JP and Faye's Children and I will miss him. Thank's for The Good Times Uncle GRead more
Misty Walling
Jun 07, 2019
Thank you Katie for your contribution in dads honor.
Love to you.
Ricki Nevitt Luciani
Jun 07, 2019
I have many fond memories of times on Gamewood and Lake Conroe with our families.
Prayers and warm thoughts for all family and friends.
MELINDA Walling Atkins
Jun 07, 2019
We know you are just on the other side of the door waiting for us. Keep sending rainbows and butterflies.
Love you Dad
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MELINDA ATKINS
Jun 07, 2019
MELINDA ATKINS
Jun 07, 2019
Norri Collier
Jun 06, 2019
I offer my condolences for the family and prayers for you as you grieve your loss.
May God rest his soul.
Misty Walling
Jun 06, 2019
Memories of lakes, boats, family fun, great family gatherings, wonderful get togethers with family friends, your fun "can do" attitude, loving smile and gentle heart will be with me forever. I miss you and love you.
Thank you for teaching me how to fly!
Melinda Lorraine Walling
Jun 06, 2019
I love you daddy! I miss you so much. You gave cancer a Helluva Run ( as the say in racing). You gave us some of the greatest memories a kid could ask for..
Wishing we were tinkering on an engine or running wide open give in the boat on the water. I know if you are giving those angels a run for the money. When I asked you two send me some angels and you replied.. I already gave you two. And you were right. Thank you for being the greatest grandpa and daddy. You were Hell when you were well and seldom sick. Til we meet again. Love your number one baby girl.
Melanie
Jun 06, 2019
We will see you Saturday daddy. Love Mel and the kids and Polly-Anna!