Milton "Mickey" Harry Wallace
Milton "Mickey" Harry Wallace, 69, of Alexandria, Louisiana, moved on to see his Lord February 10, 2013 after fighting a long battle with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 13, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Hixson Brothers Funeral Home in Alexandria with the Holy Rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel. Friends and family may also visit Thursday at Hixson's from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. with services following at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Rita Catholic Church with Father Craig Scott celebrating. Interment will follow at Alexandria Memorial Gardens.
Mickey entered this world on May 4, 1943 in Wachapreague, Virginia to Eloise Byrd (Taylor) Wallace and Paul Wesley Wallace. On September 10, 1965, he married the love of his life, Shirley Ann Lachney, so devoted to her that even Hurricane Betsy could not hinder him.
Mickey's loved ones who've been waiting his arrival include his parents, his beloved mother-in-law Deloris D. Lachney, his brothers Richard "Dickie" Wallace, Robert "Bobby" P. Wallace, and Donald "Donny" W. Wallace.
Mickey joined the United States Air Force
('61-'66) after graduating from Central High School in Accomack County, Virginia, was assigned to the 834th Civil Engineering Squadron, and served in the Air Force Intelligence Support Agency during his tour of duty in Vietnam. Upon returning to the states and receiving an honorable discharge, Mickey served as a Fire Protection Specialist for the U. S. Civil Service at England AFB advancing over his 33 years to Assistant Fire Chief. After retirement, he continued in Fire Protection Services for the State of Louisiana under the National Guard at EAFB and finished his career with the state as an advisor for LA Rehabilitation Services: Vocational Rehabilitation Program.
Mickey was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Bishop Van de Ven Council 3200 since 1968 serving God and his community faithfully along with his brother Knights. His passion for golf was well-known among his family and friends, and he could always be found on one of the courses in Cenla driving his cart with "Big Bertha," his favorite club, teaching his grandson the art of the sport. All of his life, he helped others: in his church, in his community, and in his family. To know Mickey was to know a generous, caring, hard-working, fun-loving man, father, and husband.
Those left to cherish his memory include his adoring wife Shirley of forty-seven years; his daughter Melissa Wallace Goodner of Alexandria; his son Michael A. Wallace and wife Kelli Broussard of Willow Spring, North Carolina; two sisters: Joyce W. Bright and husband Doug of Canton, Ohio, and Loretta W. Carruthers of Wachapreague, Virginia; six grandchildren: Michael McKenzie Goodner and wife Angela Perry of Pineville, Noelle Catherine Goodner, Kathryn Elizabeth Wallace, Christian Taylor Wallace, Amanda Victoria Wallace, and Emma Michelle Wallace; one great-grandson Michael Karson Goodner; and nineteen nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Michael Goodner, Christian Wallace, Lyle Bergeron, Barney Crist, Gary Elliott, and George Levesque. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Knights of Columbus.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the doctors, nurses, and staff of Grace Home Cabrini Hospital and Journey Hospice for the loving care given. Donations may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation or the
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