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Sergeant Major Wafals Walas, Jr. (affectionately known as Bobby) was born in Talbot County Georgia on February 7, 1945 to Sarah E. Snellings.


He was raised by devoted grandparents Timothy and Alberta Snellings. He was a graduate of Ruth Carter High School. After graduating high school, ambition led him to leave Georgia and seek employment in New York City where he lived with his Aunt Blondeen for a while. But this didn’t satisfy him and he return to GA and shortly thereafter, enlisted in the United States Army.


It was in the army where he found his passion and love. He served for 26 ½ years, with several tours of duty in Germany and Korea. He fought in Viet Nam and was wounded in combat. He received a Purple Heart for his gallantry. During this time too, he met and married Joan Porter of Columbus, GA and to their union was born their daughter Dolitha whom he cherished.  In GA he was stationed in Fort Benning and Fort Stewart, as well as Fort Bliss, TX. His military assignment was in missiles and ballistics. He successfully climbed the ranks well into a tour of duty in Saudia Arabia during Desert Storm. He loved being a soldier and serving his country. He retired in 1983 as an E9. 


After retiring, he moved back to GA eventually moving in with his mom and stepdad in Covington, GA. He found it difficult adjusting to civilian life but after a few years he managed to adjust and enjoyed living an easy laid-back life. He was an avid fisherman and fishing was his second passion. He found employment as a driver for a group home and eventually working as a CDL driver for his cousin Tommy Sanders. Bobby loved living with his mom and stepdad, and he adjusted to their simple way of life even to enjoying church and eventually accepting their Lord Jesus Christ. He loved people and would give you the shirt off his back! 


He loved his kids and his family all of them, Snellings, Hardnetts, Leonards and anyone whom he made friends with. He met no stranger! After his stepdad passed, he took great care of his mother until he was no longer able to care for her. During his failing health, his Aunt Blondeen and sister, Tinie did their best to care for him but as his health declined  he moved to Richmond, VA where his sisters Brenda and Lynette assisted him.  In the last 3 years of his life, his sister Lynette Roberts (along with her family), devoted her time and life to caring for him. She served him well until he took his last breath in the wee hours of the morning on February 8th.


He leaves to forever cherish his loving memories, three daughters whom loved him dearly: Dolitha Walas (Canton, GA), Nicole Walas (Atlanta, GA), Ayla (Luis) Cruz, (Pensacola, FL). Five grandchildren, Nayomi, Leo, Alejandro, Azaria and Jordan.  Four sisters, Brenda Boyd, Lynette Roberts both of Richmond, VA. Tinie (Cornelius) Solomon, McDonough,GA. Lottie Ansley (Jacksonville, FL). One brother-in-law, Goether Roberts (Baltimore, MD.) Two loving Aunts Shirley Snellings and Blondeen Leslie. (GA) and a host of loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.


Farewell, our daddy and brother! You not only served your country, but you served family, friends and most of all your Lord! We love you and look forward to seeing you again up in heaven!





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