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Mr. Glenn E. Wallace, age 92, of Buttermilk Road, Trade, Tennessee, died Saturday, March 17, 2012, at James A. Quillen VA Medical Center in Johnson City, Tennessee.
Mr. Wallace was born December 10, 1919 in Johnson County, Tennessee, a son of the late William Marvin Wallace and Myrtle W. Wallace. He was a member of Zionville Baptist Church, a retired employee of Appalachian State University and a farm owner. Mr. Wallace served in the United States Army during World War II where he received a Purple Heart, and was a member of the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans.
Mr. Wallace is survived by his wife of 66 years, Geraldine Grogan Wallace of the home; one daughter, Carolyn W. Wells and husband Larry of Zionville; one son, Lynn E. Wallace and wife Dianne of Ooltewah, Tennessee; three granddaughters, Susan W. Johnson and husband Jason of Greensboro, Amanda W. Bridges and husband Chris of Shelby, and Elizabeth Lewis and husband Isaiah of Watertown, Wisconsin; three grandsons, Reverend Jeremy R. Wallace and wife Dana of Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, David B. Wallace and wife Kelly of Brooklyn, New York, and James A. Wallace and wife Candace of Brooklyn, New York; four great-grandsons, Nathan and Jonathan Wallace, and Elijah and Zachary Johnson, and two brothers, Wade Wallace of Barberton, Ohio, and Bruce Wallace of Mountain City, Tennessee; three sisters-in-law, Edna Wallace and Mary June Wallace of Mountain City, Tennessee and Rebecca Hodge of Ooltewah, Tennessee; and one brother-in-law, R.L. Wallace, of Mountain City, Tennessee. He is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Pearl Wallace; two half-sisters, Ruth Snyder and Nell Wallace; one brother, Ralph Wallace, and two half-brothers, Fred and Roy Wallace.
Funeral services for Mr. Glenn E. Wallace were conducted Monday afternoon, March 19, 2012, at 5:00 o'clock, at Zionville Baptist Church. The body lay in state at the church from 3:00 until 5:00 o'clock. Officiating was Reverend Carl Johnson. Entombment followed in Zionville Baptist Church Mausoleum.
The family received friends Monday afternoon from 3:00 until 5:00 o'clock, at the church prior to the service.
Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to Zionville Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, in care of Ollie Jean Phipps, Trade, Tennessee, 37691.
Online condolences may be sent to the Wallace family at
Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.