Wallace Edwards Jr.

February 5, 1945November 5, 2018

Wallace Edwards Jr., age 73, passed away on Monday November 5, 2018. Wallace was born February 5, 1945.

In 1945, Wallace Edwards Jr. was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. As a young boy, he and his family moved to Houston, Texas. There, Wallace attended Jesse Jones High School and graduated in the year of 1963. During his time there, he met the future love of his life, Marcella. He then continued to pursue an education at Texas Tech until he joined the United States Air Force in the year of 1965. This same year, he and Marcella had fallen in love and changed their title from high school sweethearts to husband and wife. After the time he spent serving his country in the Air Force, Wallace worked in IT and eventually worked for Bechtel, the largest construction company in the United States. He continued his career with them in the IT department until his retirement in 2014.

Wallace is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marcella, his loving parents Mr. and Mrs. William Edwards Sr., and dearest sister Sherrie.

He is survived by his son, William W. Edwards III, daughter, Michelle Smith and her husband Jeff, and his adored grandchildren Courtney Johnson, Quay Edwards, Arianna Smith.

A graveside will occur Monday, November 12, 2018 at 11:00 AM, 6900 Lawndale St, Houston, Texas 77023. Wallace's family will be meeting in the front lobby at 10:30 am.

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  • Graveside Monday, November 12, 2018

Wallace Edwards Jr.

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William Edwards

November 13, 2018

My father was a good man and a great provider for his family. Wallace Edwards Jr. was an exceptional father. He is the only man I can say I've known my entire life to be kinder, more giving and caring than I could ever pretend to be. Everyone's well being came before his own.

In a world where everything moves 100+ miles an hour, he always found a way to slow down, stop what he was doing and listen. My father could listen with intensity. You always knew that you had his undivided attention. His ability to listen was an art in this modern world and it will be dearly missed. He was my "go to" and my sounding board for everything in life.

I only hope he understood the impact he had on our family. His time here on earth is settled and his soul is in Heaven now. Give Mom a hug for me and tell her I love her just as I love you. Hopefully, they have a way to get you a Whataburger and a Dr. Pepper up there. You deserve it.

With love from your son - William

Bert and Betty Jane Chalfant

November 10, 2018

It is with deep sadness that we learn of Wallace Edwards, Jr. "Sonny's" death. He looked so much like his Father. He had a contagious laugh, which was so delightful to hear. Regretfully the distance and miles between us prevented us from visiting each other. His Mother, Lucille Brindley, was my Daddy's sister, and all of the eight children of Leonidas Polk Brindley and Zuma Ward Brindley were very close and had so much fun together. Bert and I send our sincerest sympathy and love to each of the family members. I know Wallace was so very proud of William Wallace Edwards, IV. known as "QUAY! We look forward to having Sonny's children and grandchildren visit their Tennessee Cousins very soon. God Bless one and all.