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Bobby Joe Wall

February 3, 1939 ~ March 16, 2022 (age 83)

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Bobby Joe Wall, of West Roxbury, passed away on March 16, 2022. He was 83 years old.

Known by some as “Rebel” and “Disco Tex,” Bobby was born and raised in Clarksville, Tennessee. He was a proud veteran of the United States Navy, where he traveled the world. Following his service, jobs in Clarksville were sparse, so he moved to Boston.  One night in 1959, Bobby went to a party, met a girl and walked her home, and the rest, as they say, is history. The girl was Arlene Carroll and that was the first night of their 63-year relationship, nearly 60 years of which they were married.

Bobby worked as a welder for General Dynamics in Quincy, before taking a job for the Parks Department in the City of Boston. In his spare time he enjoyed gardening and bowling at Big League Bowling in West Roxbury. Always incredibly friendly, Bobby enjoyed walking in his neighborhood, stopping to chat with any neighbors he came across. Above all else, he was happiest around his family.

Bobby was the dear and devoted husband of Arlene (Carroll). Loving father of Sheila Wall and her spouse Mary St. Martin of Taunton, Robert J. Wall of South Carolina, and Laura Wall and her husband Richard Yankauskas of West Roxbury. Beloved grandfather, “Pappy,” of Robert Gabriel Wall and Alyssa Marie Wall. Dear brother of the late Martha Barry and Betty Thomas.

Bobby’s funeral will be held on Monday, March 21, 2022 at 12 noon at the Kfoury Keefe Funeral Home, 8 Spring St. (at the corner of Centre St.) WEST ROXBURY. Visitation in the funeral home beginning at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bobby’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 309 Waverly Oaks Rd. Waltham, MA 02452.

Bobby will be laid to rest at St. Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury.


My Dad never won

Any title fights,

His name never appeared

Under Billboard lights.

No Super Bowl Rings,

Or records he broke.

Not one famous song,

That he ever wrote.

But he’s still my Hero,

He’ll always be.

The greatest Dad ever,

He’s my MVP.

                             -  Robert J. Wall

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March 21, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Kfoury Keefe Funeral Home
8 Spring Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132

Funeral Service
March 21, 2022

12:00 PM
Kfoury Keefe Funeral Home
8 Spring Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132

Interment following funeral service
March 21, 2022

St. Joseph Cemetery
990 LaGrange St.
West Roxbury, MA 02132


Alzheimer's Association
309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham MA 02452

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