Dateline: June 28, 2007
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
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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