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L G Wallace
L G Wallace
L.G. Wallace 85, transitioned from this life, on Sunday, October 20, 2019, in his home in Sherwood, Arkansas; with his family lovingly at his side.
L.G. Wallace was the eldest of nine children, born on October 5, 1934, in Cleveland, Arkansas; from the marriage union of Wister and Cediler Wallace.
In 1943, Wister moved his family to Benton Harbor, Michigan; where L.G. graduated from Benton Harbor High School. He married Dorothy Bee Jones, after his graduation, who preceded him in death. From this marriage eight children were born (four girls and four boys).
L.G. studied drafting in high school and was a very articulate writer, and had a discipline and gift with numbers and managing finances. He was a strong athlete and excelled in track and football, and he also boxed at the Naval Recruiting Base. L.G. was a "jack of multiple trades and mastered many" -- including cooking and taught his daughter's to cook, too!
He attended Michigan State University, in East Lansing, Michigan and pursued his passion for numbers and studied accounting. He was employed at Auto Specialties as a millwright for over 20 years and retired from the Cook Nuclear Power Plant, in Bridgeman, Michigan, as a highly respected, Senior Machine Technician of over 20 years. He returned to his home state in 2009 and settled in a beautiful home in Sherwood, Arkansas.
L.G. was a devout christian and sang in the Baptist choir as a young boy and later established strong roots in the Catholic Church, where he remained for 50 years up to his passing. He was a member of St. Augustine's Catholic Church, in North Little Rock, Arkansas. L.G. faithfully served as a lecturer and usher, the prayer team, Men's Club, planning committee, and used his gift of managing finances to provide sound counsel to the church. His greatest testimony about his faith in God, was the life he lived. He was a dedicated father and wonderful provider, who raised his family attending weekly mass and his children often witnessed their father on his knees in prayer, and he led his family in prayer. He also sacrificed so his children could attend Catholic school. These spiritual and financial investments he made have produced the fruit of a strong prayer life in his children, who have answered their call to ministry. The greatest gift L.G. Wallace has left his children as an inheritance is the gift of his faith in God; and to this his children are most grateful to God and to their father and by the grace of God, the legacy of L.G. Wallace will live on through each generation until Jesus Christ returns.
To honorably cherish his memory are his devoted children, Larry Wallace (Diane), Anthony Wallace (Jeanell), Lora Coleman (Chris), Darlene Samples (Claud), Michelle Wilson (Elbert), Michael Wallace, Mark Wallace and Donna Wallace, siblings; Major Wallace, Earsel Wallace, Edward Wallace, Edna Turner, Cyrenthia Steele and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Saturday October 26, 2019, 11:00 a.m., St. Augustine Catholic Church, 1400 East 2nd Street. The family will receive friends Friday October 25, 2019 from 6-7 p.m at the funeral home.