Herald Gene Wallace passed away of natural causes at 5:15 a.m. on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Shady Lawn Nursing and Rehab Center in Cadiz.
Herald Gene was born on May 17, 1949, in Stewart County, Tenn., to Dillon Wallace and Ruth Laydell Warnick Wallace.
He was a member of the Church of Christ and had worked at St. Louis Car and the Train Co. in Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his parents Dillon and Ruth Wallace.
Herald Gene Wallace is survived by his wife of 46 years, Karen Ruth Smith Wallace of Cadiz; brother Gilbert Roscoe Wallace of Granite City, Ill.; two sons, Darrel Gene Wallace and Renee Mayers of Cadiz and Derek Gene Wallace of Cadiz; daughter Ella Bennett (and husband Jerry) of Gilbertsville; eight grandchildren, DJ Hargrove, Crystal Russell, Nolan Hargrove, Morgan Wallace, Delaney Wallace, Dillon Wallace, Alex Wallace and Ethan Wallace; and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Suite 132, 220 Great Circle Road, Nashville, TN 37228.
Music was provided by Clarissa King, pianist.