Wallace Tooley(1921-2012)

VAN ALSTYNE - Graveside services for Wallace Tooley, 91, of Van Alstyne will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at the Van Alstyne cemetery. Wallace passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at the Meadowbrook Care Center in Van Alstyne. He was born May 14, 1921 in Van Alstyne to Roscoe and Sallie Kerr Tooley. He married Betty Harris Oct. 14, 1950 in McKinney.

Wallace served in the United States Army, was a member of the First Christian Church in Van Alstyne, and a 65 year member of the Mantua Masonic Lodge 209 where he was a past Master. Wallace was also a member of the Eastern Star, served on the Van Alstyne School Board and was the Van Alstyne Panthers football announcer for many years. Wallace and his wife Betty owned and operated the Tooley Variety store in Van Alstyne for many years.

Wallace is survived by his wife, Betty Tooley of Van Alstyne; son, Joe Tooley of Rockwall; son and his wife, Jimmie and Linda Tooley of Texarkana, Texas; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Wallace was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul, Alton and Clifton. Memorials may be made to the Meadowbrook Care Center or the 1st Christian Church in Van Alstyne. Services are under the direction of Scoggins Funeral Home, 637 W Van Alstyne Parkway, Van Alstyne. 903-482-5225. You may sign the online guest book at www.scogginsfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Herald Democrat from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2012