George Byron Wallace, 96, of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Hamilton, Ohio and Dry Ridge, died April 17, 2013 at Hospice of Arizona.
He was born in Williamstown on October 16, 1916 and was the son of the late Richard Kenneth Holten Wallace and Nina D. Earle Wallace.
He was a graduate of Dry Ridge High School Class of 1937.
At the time of his retirement, he was employed by the Mosler Safe Co. in Hamilton, Ohio. His first job was delivering milk for the Blackburn Dairy of Dry Ridge. He also was a retired Master Sgt. of the U.S. Army Reserve, serving active duty in WWII
He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, M. Marie Elliott Wallace and daughter-in-law, Judith M. Nippert Wallace and a brother, James J. Wallace.
Survivors include a son, Richard B. Wallace, Phoenix, Ariz.; sisters-in-law, Geraldine Elliott, Walton and Ruth Whaley Young of Hilton Head, S.C.; cousins, Otto Wallace, David Wallace of Covington, Thelma Porter of Independence and Virginia Sloan of Union; nieces and nephews, Lt. Colonel Michael T. Wallace of Belle Chase, La., Christopher A. Wallace and Tom Bonar, both of Crittenden, Jerry Elliott, Jean Atkins, Charlotte Poore, all of Walton, Katherine Grimme and Ted Elliott, both Hamilton, Ohio, Terry Elliott of Cincinnati, Ohio, Marcia Cleaver, Fairfield, Ohio, Judy Elliott, Phoenix, Ariz., Verna Wagner, Plainfield, Ill., Steve Elliott, Sarasota, Fla. and Susan Bennett of Hilton Head, S.C., also many relatives and friends living in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, New Jersey, North Caroline, South Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Louisiana, Texas, Colorado and Arizona.
Cremation was in Phoenix, Ariz.
Burial was in Gardnersville.