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1926 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
James Southerland Wallis Obituary
Wallis, James Southerland 1926 - 2013 James Southerland Wallis died July 5th, 2013. He was ready to go and sitting in his favorite place, his old brown recliner just closed his eyes like going to sleep-just the way he wanted to go. A memorial will be held Thursday July 18th at 2:00 at Woods United Methodist Church, address 1350 Bardin Rd. Grand Prairie, TX. James was born in Dallas, TX to Eugene and Ruth Wallis March 23, 1926. He graduated from Sunset High School, served in the Navy during World War II. Was married to Mary Louise McClathery Dec. 28, 1948. He graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1950, received Masters degree at North Texas University, and taught School in Grand Prairie for 30 years, worked many summers for Y.M.C.A. as life guard, swimming instructor and summer camp in Turner Park. Preceded in death by daughter, Vicki Johnson. Had son Matthew (Matt), Wallis, granddaughter Michelle Wallis, Grandson James Johnson and great granddaughter Samantha Chapoy, one sister, Betty Hughes.

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Published in Dallas Morning News on July 14, 2013
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