Samuel Joseph Wallace

Born: Sat., Oct. 29, 1932
Died: Sun., Jan. 3, 2021

Private Family Service

1:00 PM Fri., Jan. 08, 2021
Location: Palestine II Cemetery

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Samuel Joseph Wallace, 88, of Carrier Mills, Illinois formerly of Omaha, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at the Harrisburg Medical Center in Harrisburg.  Born on October 29, 1932 in Omaha, he was the son of Albert H. and Veva (Blackard) Wallace.  Sam was a proud Air Force Veteran of the Korean Conflict.  Also, he was member of the Calvary Church in Sparta an a lifetime member of the VFW Post 3851 in Carmi.  Sam loved gospel music and sung with the Prophets Quartet and many church choirs,  Sam is survived by his daughter, Karen and Kenneth Placke of Wadsworth, Ohio; his son, Kelley Wallace of Marietta, Ohio; youngest daughter, Tracy and Robert Swank of Columbus, Ohio; and his youngest son, Les Wallace of Harrisburg; and last surviving sibling, Charles Wallace of California; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters, Ruby Lamb, Margaret Altman, Emma Lou Kerouac, Norma Lea Christenson, and Mary Ann Bosaw; three brothers, Richard, William, and James Wallace; one granddaughter, Rachel Swank.  There was a private family graveside service for Sam on Friday, January 8th at 1 p.m. with his son-in-law, Robert Swank officiating the service. Burial was at Palestine II Cemetery near Omaha.  Vickery Funeral Chapel in Omaha in charge of arrangements.

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John Beam
   Posted Mon January 11, 2021
Sorry to hear about Sam. I seen him and his brother's on the Ted Mack Amateur Hour frm New York City in the early 50's. Chuck is my nieces Dad and is a nice guy, too. John T. Beam, Barbara Ann's brother, of Omaha Illinois.

Nick Rushing
   Posted Wed February 24, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. I went to church with Sam at Calvary in Sparta for many years. Sam and Norma hired me to mow their lawn for them about 6 years ago. After Mrs.Norma passed away, I also helped move Sam to Carrier Mills. He was always a delight to hear sing in church. He will be deeply missed by so many. Sending prayers of strength for the family.

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