Revs. Phillip Cook and Paul Griffith officiated at the services. Burial followed in the Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery in Princeton, WV.
Mr. Wallace died on Wednesday, October 25, 2006, in Bristol, Tenn., Hospice Care from injuries received in a fall.
Mr. Wallace was born on March 5, 1925, in Cadiz, near Land Between The Lakes. He was the son of the late Preston S. and Birdie Wynn Wallace.
Mr. Wallace was a graduate of Trigg County High School; was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served as a gunner’s mate in the U.S. Navy Atlantic Fleet during WWII, including four major invasions; later serving three years during the Korean Conflict, and was at Inchon during their communist takeover; after his military service he was employed by Appalachian Power Co., as service man for the western end of Tazewell County, Va., for 38-1/2 years; he was a member and deacon of Ivy Springs Baptist Church, having served as Sunday School Superintendent, and RA leader, as well as in other areas; and he had a great passion for his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Samuel Wallace of Cynthiana; two sisters, Juanita Hammond of Colonial Heights, Va., and Nellie Wallace of Cadiz; and two children, Paul Stephen and Andrea Louise Wallace.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 62 years, Mary Grace Bowling Wallace (formerly of Princeton); a daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Tom Branham of Tucson, Ariz.; a son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Dr. Debbie Wallace of Doran, Va.; five grandchildren and spouses, Christine Wallace, Tracy Branham and David Parker, Wesley and Elizabeth Wallace, Jillian Brett Wallace, and Stephen Matthew Branham.
Friends and family served as pallbearers.