Herbert E. Walls, a retired tavern owner and former automobile body shop foreman, died Wednesday of cancer at Church Hospital. He was 73 and lived on Echodale Avenue.
Services for Mr. Walls were being held today at the Leonard J. Ruck Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Road.
He retired about five years ago after he and his wife operated the Waverly House tavern on Greenmount Avenue for about eight years.
The West Virginia native worked at several body shops after coming to Baltimore and managed the shop at Ashley Chevrolet for about 15 years.
He is survived by his wife, the former Ada Wilson; three daughters, Linda Reynolds of Edgewood, Patricia Benner of Atlanta and Betty Jane Cook of Baltimore; two sons, Jerry Walls of Rising Sun and Larry Walls of Atlanta; and seven grandchildren.