Dateline: June 28, 2007

Leamon L. Wallace, 95, died Thursday, June 21, 2007, in Clarendon.

Services were held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 25, 2007, in the First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Tom Garmon, Pastor, and Rev. Darrell Burton, Odyssey Hospice Chaplain, officiating. Burial was held in Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon. Services were under the arrangement of Robertson Funeral Directors.

L.L. was born September 29, 1911, at Greenville, Hunt County, to Julius Harvey and Florida McKinney Wallace. He married Mary Naylor on June 18, 1932, in Amarillo. Mr. Wallace started Wallace Monument Company in Clarendon in 1930 and worked until his retirement in 1971. He was a member of the Clarendon Lions Club, where he was a Past Boss Lion. He also attended two National Lions Club Conventions and one International Convention. He was a member of Clarendon Masonic Lodge #700. He was also Past President of the Monument Builders of the Southwest. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Clarendon, where he served in several church offices. He was a Past President of the School Board, Past President of the Panhandle Square Dance Club, Past President of the Clarendon Country Club. He was a member of the Clarendon Outdoor Entertainment Association. He also served as Past Secretary for the State Square Dance Association. He received this past year Clarendon’s Pioneer Man of the Year for 2006. He was also President of the Resident Council for Medical Center Nursing Home.

Mr. Wallace was preceded in death by his wife on April 19, 2004; his parents; one daughter, Frances Johnson on December 6, 1998.

Survivors include a son, Glen Wallace of Brady; a daughter, Doris White of Clarendon; a sister, Lois McIntosh of Carrollton; six grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

The family requests memorials be to the First United Methodist Church, Medical Center Nursing Home, or Citizens Cemetery Association in Clarendon, or Odyssey Hospice.

 

 

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