Richard W. Wallace

August 28, 1921 ‒ September 04, 2009

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Richard W. Wallace, age 88, of Mount Vernon, died Friday September 4, 2009 at the Summerville at HillenVale. Richard was born August 28, 1921 at Marietta, Ohio to Henry and Nellie (Strickland) Wallace. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the South Pacific for three years during World War Two. Richard retired from United Telephone Company in 1980 after 38 years employment. Following his retirement, Richard served as maintenance director at the Beech Tree apartments in Mount Vernon.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mount Vernon and was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Mount Vernon.

Surviving are his wife Patricia (Bunn) Wallace whom he married March 23, 1947; his son Stephen Ray (Cathie) Wallace of Mount Vernon; his daughters Karen (Butch McNeil) Kreps and Geri Wallace both of Mount Vernon and Leigh Ann Bruno of Hilliard; six grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and his sister Juanita Wynn of Marietta. Besides his parents, Richard was preceded in death by a sister Erma Giffin and two brothers Vincent Wallace and Emmett Wallace.

Friends may call Tuesday September 8, 2009 from 6pm to 8pm at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio where funeral services will be Wednesday at 11am with Rev. Robert Hendrix officiating. Burial with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church 303 South Edgewood Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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