Clarence Oneal "Wally" Wallace, age 87, of Sheffield, passed away March 7, 2014. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Sunday March 9, 2014, at Colbert Memorial Chapel. The service will be at 2 p.m., Monday, March 10, 2014, in the chapel. Burial will follow at Colbert Memorial Gardens. Brother Mark Mayfield will be officiating.
Clarence Oneal Wallace was born August 28, 1926, in Cherokee, Ala. He joined the Army
on March 20, 1943, while living in Chattanooga, Tenn., by giving the wrong DOB to get past the age restriction.
He served in Battery C 272ND Field Artillery Battalion. He served his country during the battles and campaigns of Northern France, Ardiennes (Battle of the Bulge), Rhineland and Central Europe.
He received many decorations and citations including European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with four Bronze Service Stars, American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and World War II
He was a lifetime member of the VFW
Post #4919 serving on the house committee and selling poppies at Foodland. He was a prior member of Elk's Lodge #1385 where he served as trustee and titler. He was also known for working BINGO at the VFW and Elk's lodge off and on for the last 25 years.
Clarence Wallace was preceded in death by his wife, Polly Wallace; mother, Lucile Smith; father, Henry Wallace; brother, Charles Wallace; and sister, Kathleen Franks.
He is survived by his wife of 27 wonderful years, Chestine Reid Spires Wallace; sons, Ronald Wallace of Chattanooga Tenn., Larry Wallace (Patti) of San Angelo, Texas, and Scott Wallace (Kendra) of Tuscumbia, Ala.; step-children, Jim Faulkner, Sherry Crowe, Gary Faulkner, Sid Spires and Melissa Oliver; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
The members of the VFW will serve as pallbearers.
Special thanks to Dr. Layne, Pat Hood (the best he ever had) and the nurses and staff on the fourth floor of Shoals Hospital. We also wish to extend special thanks to Dr. Syed, Dr. Raju and Dr. Matthews and Alacare Hospice.
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Colbert Memorial Chapel of the Shoals is assisting the family.