Kent Rotarians were shocked and saddened by the announcement of the death of  William Walls, Superintendent Of Kent Public Schools and the founder of Rotary in Kent, due to an automobile accident while on his way to Columbus August 14, 1937. Funeral services were held at Methodist Episcopal Church in Kent with burial in Steubenville Ohio.
A Memorial service in honor of Bill Walls was held by Kent Rotary at their luncheon meeting on Tuesday, September 28 . Following the service a committee of Rotarians proceeded to Roosevelt High School where they hung  a life-size picture of Walls in the main corridors of the High School.
William Walls familiarly known to all Rotarians as “Bill “ was the organizer and first president of Kent Rotary.  His administration laid the firm foundation upon which the structure of Rotary in Kent was built. The Rotary Code Of Ethics to him was not for display;  it was taken with him and practically applied in his various fields of endeavor.
He was a living example of “Service Above Self”.
Another moment in our history.
Jim Myers