Always looking for something to do A way he could serve His Lord His goal was to see that the lost found the Savior That they knew the truth from His Word His multi-media was a sight to see Three screens his message presented One for the outline, one for the text The third kept the people contented It showed the pictures of what he was teaching And moved the story along His messages pointed out the truth So folks would know right from wrong And then he turned to the business world For Stanley his talents were suited But after a while it was time to move on And his path to Texas was routed As he took that business and turned it around His talent was plain to see From loss to profit, from low to high They were happy to be debt free His skills were then sought by a company called Skil His rise through the ranks was so neat His OK was needed before a new tool Could hit the stores on the street Great husband, and great father, Never lacking a friend His positive way of looking at things Was a blessing right to the end And if he could speak to us all right now This surely is what he would say: “Do you know my Jesus? He died for you For your sins on the cross He did pay” And if today you would only ask Him He’d wash all your sins away And then He’d adopt you as one of His own And give you a joy that would stay Wally, we love you and we’ll carry on Inspired by battles you’ve won And now rest easy from all of your labors You’ve heard from Jesus, “Well done!”Poem by Harley Smith (Betty’s husband) on the occasion of Wally’s death, November 7, 2006, courtesy of Harley Smith
Can you add to the story? Please do. Write in the box below (You may need to click “Leave a Reply” above to make the box, name, and address fields appear.).
- Please tell the story of how Wally got into business.
- It sounds like Wally took a job in Texas between Stanley and Skil, some business that he turned around. Or was that Stanley? Can someone tell that story?
- Can someone tell the story of the merger of Skil and Bosch? If I remember correctly, Wally was part of the negotiating team. There was something about him needing to convince Bosch that putting Bosch first in the name wouldn’t do in the US because it would shorten to BS. We’d like to hear that, too.
- Do you remember one of his multi-media presentations? Tell us the specifics about the one you remember.