Communities remember Brady Walls with candlelight vigil

By: Conroy Delouche Email
By: Conroy Delouche Email

OLIVER SPRINGS, Tenn. (WVLT) - Hundreds of family, friends, teammates and more turn out to comfort each other and say goodbye to Brady Walls.

Walls died yesterday morning after falling from the bed of a pick up truck.

Oliver Springs and Coalfield are rivals on the field, but on Wednesday night they put their differences aside.

Players, parents, coaches, and friends from both schools and other areas gathered at the Oliver Springs High School football field for a tribute and candlelight vigil.

Many are still coming to grips with the pain of losing him.

"From Coalfield to Oliver Springs, to Wartburg to Harriman, everywhere in between people are just praying for his family," said Brady's aunt, Stacie Weems.

"He loved coon hunting, and football and fishing, and just being outside."

"He was a tough football player, he gave his all every play," said Matt Box, an Oliver Springs teammate.

"There's no telling what he would've done, he could've done anything," said Weems.

Services for Walls will be held Thursday beginning at 4:00 p.m. at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Oliver Springs. The funeral will begin at 8:00 p.m.

The grave site service is Friday at 11:00 a.m.

Brady's organs were donated. His family says he would've wanted to keep helping people.

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