Clay Houston Wallace

By  | January 29, 2023 | Filed under: Higgins Funeral Home, Obituaries

Mr. Clay Houston Wallace passed away January 24, 2023, at Lincoln Medical Center in Fayetteville, TN, just past the century mark in his life. Mr. Wallace was born December 27, 1922, in Lincoln County, TN to the late Odie and Pearl Hargrove Wallace. He was raised with his brothers and sisters in the Camargo Community and attended the Camargo Church of Christ. In May of 1942 he married the love of his life Edith May Wallace. They were married for over 76 years until her passing. Clay retired as an over-the-road truck driver for Roadway Express. He and Edith raised a family and enjoyed doing for others. Mr. Wallace was a loving husband and father as well as caregiver to many.

Survivors include his daughter, Clada (Ronald) Warf of Brentwood, TN; son Lance (Shirley) Wallace of Fayetteville, TN; daughter in laws, Brenda Wallace of Dunlap, TN and Sarah Wallace of Fayetteville, TN; grandchildren, Amber Gentry, Nicole King, Dana Lawson, and Anita Sims; 15 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great-grandchildren; and sister Clintelle Bates. In addition to his parents Mr. Wallace was preceded in death by his sons, Ronnie Wallace, and Danny Wallace; grandsons, Scotty Wallace, Brandon Warf and Adrian Holloway; one sister, and several brothers.

A private family service was held at an earlier time. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial Processing, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

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