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Charles W. Wallace

1924 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Charles W. Wallace Obituary
Charles W. Wallace, 89, passed away Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. Memorial service: 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Christian Church, 910 S. Collins, Arlington. There will be a private family burial in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery at a later date. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Arlington Funeral Home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, Arlington, or to the . Charles W. Wallace was born Feb. 23, 1924, in Kingfisher County, Okla. He was the youngest of nine children, living to maturity, of Charles D. Wallace and Kate Bainer. He was married to Jane O. Nutty, a devoted wife and friend, for 66 years. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University. He was a registered professional engineer in both Oklahoma and Texas. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and after that, the U.S. Air Force, retiring from the Air Force in 1969 with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He served his country in military service for 26 years. After retirement from military service he worked at Vought, in Dallas, as an engineer, for five years. Following that he worked at his church, First Christian Church of Arlington, for 12 years as an administrator. He finally retired in 1989. Charles was a devoted family man, the patriarch of a large and loving family, many living in the Metroplex. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. He was an avid golfer, taught bridge to many senior citizens and enjoyed playing bridge. Other hobbies he enjoyed so much were writing, cane making, genealogy, spectator sports and gardening. He always delighted in organizing activities for both family, extended family mostly in Oklahoma, and friends. He published his autobiography and authored books on family genealogy. He was a very patriotic person who loved and served his country well. He was preceded in death by parents; all brothers and sisters; his son, Mike; and daughter-in-law, Betty. Survivors: Wife of 66 years, Jane of Arlington; sons, Larry and wife, Barbara, Tom and wife, Marsha, all of Arlington, and Steve of Plano; daughter, Nancy Redmon and husband, Willie, of Arlington; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Joan of Winchester, Kan.; and many nieces and nephews.
Published in Star-Telegram on Nov. 19, 2013
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