Pinetta, FL - Mr. Ivan Homer Wallace, Jr. age 89, died Thursday, May 16, 2013 in Valdosta, Georgia.
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 3:00P.M. in the chapel of T.J. Beggs, Jr. & Sons Funeral Home in Madison, Florida with interment to follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Madison. The family received friends prior to the service.
Donations may he made to, RDVMF Endowment Fund, Benjamin Pettus, Tres., 801 NE Jamestown Court, Blue Springs, MO 64014-1847 or the
He was born in Parkershurg, West Virginia and at an early age the family moved to Gainesville, Florida where he was raised. He graduated from Gainesville High School and also earned his bachelors in business administration from the University of Florida.
He entered the U.S. Army during WWII He worked as an accountant for Jim Ellis Chevrolet in Haines City and later Brasington Cadillac in Gainesville. He was a member of the Lions Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion. He was past national president of both the Rainbow Division Veterans Association and also the Memorial Foundation. He lived in Lakeland before mov-ing to Pinetta in 1985. He liked to travel around the country. He was a Presbyterian.
He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Morse Wallace of Pinetta, a son, Ivan H. Wallace, III (Sharron) of Gainesville, a grandson, Keith E. Wallace (Jeanne) of Gainesville, 2 great grandchildren, Madison Lynn Wallace and Benjamin Ivan Wallace, a brother, Harold F. Wallace (Mickey) of Gainesville, a brother-in-law, Tom Morse of Pinetta. He was pre-deceased by a son, John Alan Wallace.
T.J. Beggs, Jr. & Sons Madison, Florida (850) 973-2258.
Published in Gainesville Sun on May 21, 2013