CAPE GIRARDEAU - Billie Ira Wallace, 82, formerly of Oran, died Dec. 12, 2002, at his home.
Born Feb. 3, 1920, in Vanduser, son of the late W.G. and Jennie Yokley Wallace, he owned and operated Wallace IGA in Oran for 28 years before retiring. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston and former member and past president of the Oran School Board.
On Oct. 1, 1939, he married Ruth V. Mize who survives of the home.
He was preceded in death by one son, two sisters and one granddaughter.
Surviving are his wife and three grandchildren.
Visitation begins at 5 p.m. today at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran, where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Delbert Bishop will officiate.
Burial will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens near Morley.
Pallbearers will be: Marty Priggel, Von Priggel, Eric Priggel, Charles Haubold, Roy Mize and Martin Priggel.