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Biloxi Councilman Tom Wall dies

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BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Biloxi City Councilman Tom Wall died Monday morning after a long battle with cancer.

Wall was in his fifth term representing Biloxi's Ward 5. He was not running for re-election.

Wall served in the U.S. Air Force and retired as a Senior Master Sergeant. He settled his family on the coast after the military and became a successful businessman before running for office.

Fellow Councilman Clark Griffith told WLOX News, "He was a very good man. Tom would let you know how he felt, he didn't keep a lot of secrets. That was a good thing about him."

"He let you know where he stood on things," Mayor AJ Holloway said Monday. "He was his own man and would not cave in to anyone. He looked at an issue, analyzed it, and he voted the way he thought was best. He was a good councilman, and I will miss him. He always had a good sense of humor, too, which was important."

The mayor said he will recommend a candidate to be confirmed by the City Council to fill the less than six months left on Wall's term.

Tom Wall would have turned 74 on Tuesday.

Funeral arrangements for Tom Wall are as follows:

Visitation: Thursday, Jan. 10
5pm-7:30pm
Bradford O'Keefe
Howard Avenue, Biloxi

Visitation: Friday, Jan. 11
Noon -1pm
Bradford O'Keefe
Howard Avenue, Biloxi

Funeral: Friday, Jan. 11
1pm
Bradford O'Keefe
Howard Avenue, Biloxi

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