WALLACE, MAX HAROLD, SR. - age 54, of Knoxville, died suddenly on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at his West Knoxville home. Born in Knoxville, Mr. Wallace was a member of the First Baptist Church of Knoxville, and was a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a BS in electrical engineering. For many years, Mr. Wallace was a principal in his engineering consulting firm in Nashville, prior to marrying his loving wife, Lacy, and relocating back to Knoxville. Max loved fly fishing, traveling, golf, and for many years attended the Masters Golf Tournament. In addition to his volunteer work at First Baptist Church, Max was an avid reader, and was very proud that his ancestors were one of the First Families of Tennessee. He is preceded in death by his mother, Donna Brown Wallace. Mr. Wallace is survived by his loving wife, Lacy Smith Wallace of Knoxville; children, Claire Wallace, and Max Wallace, Jr., both of Nashville, Tennessee; father, Dr. Homer Wallace of Jefferson City, Tennessee; sister, Melissa Blalock and husband Allan; mother-in-law, Betty Smith; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, David and Channa Smith; Richard and Karen Smith; sister-in-law, Debbie Huster Smith; nieces and nephews Kristin Forbes (Spencer), Meredith Smith Shafer (Mike), Alex Smith and Matthews Smith (Hannah); special four legged children, Charlie and Gus. Following a private interment service at Highland Memorial Cemetery, a service to celebrate Mr. Wallace's life will be held at 5:00 p.m., Sunday, June 22, 2014, in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Knoxville officiated by Dr. Tom Ogburn and Dr. David Lovett. The family will receive friends following the funeral service in the Blue Room of First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church of Knoxville, 510 W. Main St. Knoxville, TN, 37902. Online condolences may be extended at www.rosemortuary.com. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from June 21 to June 22, 2014