SIKESTON -- Marvin "Buddy" Wallace, 88, died at 9:50 a.m. Aug. 22, 2008, at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell.
Born Jan. 2, 1920, in Sikeston, to the late James F. and Ida Mae Smith Wallace, he was a U.S. Navy veteran having served during World War II. He had worked for 31 years at the Reiss Dairy in Sikeston, had owned and operated Wallace Furniture in Sikeston and was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Sikeston.
On Oct. 1, 1930, in Benton, he married Ida Oliver and she preceded him in death on Dec. 19, 2007.
One son, one daughter, eight brothers and three sisters also preceded him in death.
Survivors include: three sons, Richard "Sonny" Wallace of Wichita, Kan., Don A. Wallace of Avendale, Ariz., and James Wallace of Jackson; one daughter, Sharon Taylor of Malden; one sister, Helen Oliver of Sikeston; and 20 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Services were held today at the First Church of the Nazarene in Sikeston with the Rev. John Bouldrey, pastor, officiating.
Burial followed in the Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Nunnelee Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were: Gordon Brownfield, John Southern, Carl Bogle, Larry Agee, Emory Oliver and Mark Wallace.