T. Wall, former president of ONeal Steel Inc., died Dec.
29. He was 82.
Wall had a 34-year
career with ONeal, serving as president from 1985 until
his retirement in 1991. Under his leadership, Birmingham,
Ala.-based ONeal Steel entered the Midwest market and
expanded its processing capabilities.
"Jim made a
significant contribution in expanding ONeal and building
the foundation upon which our company has grown and prospered
over the years," said Craft ONeal, chairman of
"Jim was integral in
making ONeal Steel what it is today," said ONeal
Steel president and chief executive officer Holman Head. "He
lived the values that have been the keys to our long-term
Wall, who served as a
fighter pilot in the U.S. Navy, held leadership roles with the
Metals Service Center Institute and the National Association of
He leaves a widow, two children, five grandchildren and a