Rance Walls


When Rance was 11 years old, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior and participated in several youth ministry trips during his teen years. Rance and his wife Elizabeth were charter members of Cabool Second Baptist Church and served faithfully in the youth program at CSBC for many years. Rance and Elizabeth taught Sunday School and were always willing to help with countless youth activities. Rance joined the Deacon in Training program at CSBC, and was ordained as a Deacon, on the day of his death.

Rance also tied his faith into other areas of his life. He was an outdoorsman from his early teen years on, and enjoyed nothing more than being dropped off at the “cabin at the farm” with some soda and snacks. As Rance got older his passion for the outdoors continued. He became involved in the outdoor show, Hallowed Ground. This group of hunters would use their hunting platform to promote Christ by recording their hunts on DVD and television. Over the last several years, Rance began a new hobby, trapping, and he passed his love for the outdoors to his children as he taught them to hunt, fish and trap. In the last year of his life he added even more fun; he became a chicken farmer!

Rance was a fun-loving guy who loved playing sports. He excelled at playing football for the Cabool Bulldogs and had a passion for the game. This passion he carried with him when he decided to switch careers and use his Business Administration degree and his years of experience in business to teach and lead the Business Program at Cabool High School. He also joined the Cabool Football program and assumed coaching duties in the same program he played for as a teenager. With this career change his family grew from his son and daughter to include the kids of Cabool. Mr. and Mrs. Walls became ingrained in the Cabool Schools community, always encouraging their kids at sporting events and extra-curricular activities.

Rance enjoyed spending time at the beach with family, cruises, fishing trips to Canada, and camping trips to Montauk. He loved making memories with his kids and extended family. He was known for helping his mom, moving all types of things at her store, no matter how busy he was.

While Rance had a relatively short life of just 43 years, it was filled with lots of wonderful experiences. For those who didn’t know Rance personally, he was quiet; once you knew him, his quick laugh made everyone feel loved. The impact he left on this world will be felt for years and years to come!

Rance's passion to live life BIG was contagious. His selfless act of becoming an organ and tissue donor was just another example of what a great guy he was, always giving back!