NEW MADRID -- Lowell Wallace, 87, died Jan. 6, 2012, at the Golden Living Center.
Born June 24, 1924, in Muskogee, Okla., to the late Rev. Tom and Maudie Honeycutt Wallace, he attended the Church of God in Parma and worked in the steel mill for many years in Granite City, Ill.
On Oct. 18, 1941, at Parma, he married Edna Whitworth who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two daughters Janice Bush and June Evans of Granite City; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; and a special friend and caregiver, Don Cook.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Carl Gene Wallace and Jimmy Dale Wallace, a sister, Flora Salyers, and five brothers, Troy Wallace, Vernon Wallace, George Wallace, Jack Wallace and Tom Wallace.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma with the Rev. Jerry Channey Sr. of Parma officiating.
Burial will be in Bernie City Cemetery.