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Sam WallaceSamuel Randolph Wallace, 94, husband of the late Jennie Young Wallace, passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community.Born in Laurens, he was a son of the late Martin Gary Wallace, Sr. and Amelia Bolt Wallace. A WWII U.S. Army veteran, he was a life-long member of First United Methodist Church where he held numerous offices, including Chairman of Trustees, Chairman of Staff-Parish Relations Committee, and President of Methodist Men. He also served as past President of the Laurens Lions Club. Mr. Wallace was a former Commissioner for Laurens Commission of Public Works and subsequently served as CPW General Manager for 35 years. Recently, Laurens CPW honored him when they dedicated the Sam R. Wallace Employee Training Facility on Church Street.Surviving are his children, Ann W. Altman and husband Greg of Simpsonville and Thomas Young Wallace and wife Kathy of Gainesville, GA; grandson, Samuel E. Wallace and wife Leigh of Gainesville, GA; and a great-grandson, Wilson Young Wallace of Gainesville, GA.In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Martin Gary Wallace, Jr. and his sisters, Amelia W. Patat and Nancy W. Weathers.A memorial service for the Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 5, 2017, in Rasor Chapel conducted by Dr. Lawton Neely and Dr. Russell Dean. A memorial service for the community will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at First United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. John Jordan. The family will greet friends immediately following the memorial service in the sanctuary. Prior to the first service, a private committal with Military Honors will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 203, Laurens, SC 29360 or to Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community, 1 Martha Franks Drive, Laurens, SC 29360. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Sam Wallace please visit our Sympathy Store.
Laurens, SC, 29360
SEP 5. 11:00 AM (EDT)
Martha Franks Rasor Chapel
1 Martha Franks Drive
SEP 5. 2:00 PM (EDT)
First United Methodist Church
244 W. Main St.
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Amy Greenwell Nov 9 2017 12:00 AM
Dear Ann and family, I was sorry to hear of your father's death. I hope that all is well with you. Take care. With sympathy, Nancy Cook Smith
Nancy Cook Smith Sep 5 2017 12:00 AM
We were so sorry to hear about Sam's passing. We so enjoyed visiting with him and other cousins when we went to Laurens. He was such a gentleman and had some very interesting family stories. He will be missed. Margie Wright Fell
Margie Wright Fell Sep 3 2017 12:00 AM
Dear Wallace Family: We were saddened to see the passing of Mr. Sam. He was always such a gentleman and a stalwart in our community. I know how much you will miss him but just cherish the memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Joe and Joy Kirby Sep 2 2017 12:00 AM
The Wallaces were our neighbors on Chestnut St. and as a kid I remember Sam creeping up the road in that Dodge pickup.Also talked to him at MFRC many times,he was,really a gentlemen.Our thoughts are with the family.John & Panky Wasson,Seabrook Island,S.C.
johnkwasson Sep 2 2017 12:00 AM
Mr. Wallace was quite a character. I had the pleasure of working for him at the CPW from February 1976 until his retirement in the mid eighties. But it did not stop there, our lives would cross paths many times to come. I can remember running into him and his beloved wife, "Miss Jenny" at the movies in Greenville. I don't think that the CPW ever had a party for employees and retirees that Mr. Wallace was not there for until the very last part of his life. Also, he was a very dear friend to my Aunt Virginia (Gigi). He was a kind person but a very disciplined General Manager. I could call you out one minute and then hug you the next. He will be missed by many people and I am included in that group. My sincerest sympathies for all the family.
Anne Hofrichter Aug 31 2017 12:00 AM
Mistake in sentence. Correction - He could call you out one minute and then hug you the next. Sorry, no edit button!
Anne Hofrichter Aug 31 2017 12:00 AM
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