Funeral services for Mr. Raymond Preston Wallace, age 83, of Fayetteville will be conducted at 11 AM Saturday at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Bert Watkins and Bro. David Sain officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hills Cemetery. Mr. Wallace passed away Wednesday morning December 24, 2008 at his residence.
A native of Lincoln County, he was the youngest son of the late Odie Benton and Pearlie Hargrove Wallace, owned and operated Shell Service Station on West Washington Street, Fayetteville Kleen-Rite Dry Cleaners, and Wallace Auto Parts, retired from Huntsville Ford Tractor, was a WWII veteran, served 4 years in United States Navy where he was a First Class Navy Seaman aboard USS Amsterdam in the South Pacific and aboard the USS Flynt, a Gospel Preacher and Bible Teacher for 45 years, and a member of West Fayetteville Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife Naomi Stewart Wallace of Fayetteville, daughter Wanda Williams and husband Bob, grandchildren Allison Williams Heffington and husband John, Tyler Lewis Williams and wife Paula of Hazel Green, AL, Katie Williams Stromei and husband Shane of Nashville, great-grandchildren Coleman, Allie, Chandler, Hannah, Hillary, and Maggie Heffington, and Carson Williams, special sister-in-law and brother-in-law Willa Dean and Bruce Lauruhn, beloved sister Ruby Wallace Beech, sister Clintelle Bates of Birmingham, AL, brother Clay Wallace, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-mother Omah McLemore Wallace.
Visitation with the family will be from 5-8 PM Friday evening at Higgins Funeral Home.