STEPHENVILLE - Terry was born to C.B. and Eva Millican Walls in Sweetwater.
His family moved to Milburn, Oklahoma when he was young where his dad ranched. When Terry was in high school, they moved to Evant so that Terry and his sister Karen would be closer to the junior rodeos.
Terry graduated from Evant High School in 1964 as valedictorian and moved to Stephenville to attend Tarleton State University on a full rodeo scholarship where he was part of the team that won the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Championship in 1967, as well as many rodeo titles in the college and junior rodeo ranks. T
Terry graduated with highest honors from Tarleton in May 1968. In September of that same year, he married Delia Moore from Waco and they moved to Evant where he leased a ranch, raising cattle and sheep. In June of 1970, they moved back to Stephenville and built the first indoor arena in that area, hosting many different events.
The first rodeo produced away from the arena was in April, 1971 and the Texas Rodeo Company was born. Terry and Delia produced as many as 30 rodeos a year in many different cities in Texas, building a solid reputation with outstanding bucking stock and timed event cattle. Terry served as one of the pick-up men and Delia was the secretary. Terry produced rodeos for 45 years and sent stock to many association Finals, including the National Finals Rodeo where a horse and 2 bulls won go-rounds.
Terry’s greatest passion in life were ranching, cattle and being with his dogs and horses on the place that he loved at Goldthwaite, which had belonged to his dad.
Terry passed away for non-cancer related brain tumors, a health issue that had plagued him since 2002.
He is survived by his former wife and secretary, Delia of Stephenville, daughter Schelli Creacy Mortimer (Adrian), grandson Flint Creacy of Stephenville, son Trent Walls of Stephenville, sister Karen Walls of Aubrey, brothers Charles (Linda) of Floresville and Ronnie Walls of Lipan, several cousins, nieces and nephews. Also his best friend, Jack Kelly of Goldthwaite and caretaker Rosalyn Mitchell of Corsicana.