James A.'s Story
James Alfred Wallace, 74, of Washington, passed away at 12:40 a.m. Sunday at Daviess Community Hospital, with his wife of 51 years by his side.
He was born Sept. 6, 1942, in Daviess County, to Lewis Alfred and Winifred Marie (Summers) Wallace.
He graduated from Montgomery High School in 1960 and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the Washington American Legion and VFW Auxiliary. He retired from Bill Dobson Ford-Mercury as a detailing specialist. He loved cutting grass, both for himself and others, painting pictures, and detailing automobiles.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn (Purcell) Wallace, whom he married April 18, 1965; one daughter, Michele Wallace-Wright of Huntingburg; two grandchildren, Ella Bailey and Jac Bailey, both of Huntingburg; and two sisters, Jackie Mellinger of Florida and Gail Campbell of Washington.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Lew Wallace; and one sister, Nancy Connell.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ed Lee Mortuary, with Yvonne Evans officiating. Burial will follow in Sugarland Memory Gardens, with a committal service in the mausoleum and military rites by the Washington American Legion and VFW.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be given to Daviess County Friends for Animals.
Published on November 14, 2016