OBITUARY

Francis Marion Wallace

March 8, 1923July 16, 2017

Francis "Frank" Marion Wallace, 94, of Lake Mary, Florida passed away on July 16, 2017 in Lake Mary due to natural age-related causes. Frank was born in Chesterfield County, South Carolina on March 8, 1923 to John Hampton Wallace and Roxie Mae Wilkes.

Frank enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, baseball and playing pool. He was a member of the American Legion, the United States LST Association and Loyal Order of the Moose. Some of Franks accomplishments are that of being a World War II US Navy Veteran, a Participant of 4 major World War II campaigns including North Africa, Sicily, Italy and Normandy, along with having retired from Martin Marietta in 1985.

Frank is predeceased by his wife Naomi W. Wallace who he married on December 3, 1949 and who passed away on December 18, 2010. He is also predeceased by his 5 siblings; Margaret who passed away in 2008, George who passed away in 2014, Dalpha who passed away in 1990, Kit who passed away in 2001 and Faye who passed away in 2005.

Frank is survived by Virginia L. Stoner and her husband John, Frances W. Morgan and her husband Roger, John A. Wallace and his wife Seleta and Karol Kay Wallace-Walbancke and her husband Rodney. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who will miss him dearly.

A Memorial Service will be held on August 12, 2017 at 1:00pm at Baldwin-Fairchild Oaklawn Chapel in Sanford followed by a gathering of family and friends.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, August 12, 2017

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John Jones

August 11, 2017

Frank was more then a neighbor to Robin and I he was always a friend that you could count on. He had more knowledge to share you could not learn in books, The times we talked there seamed to be nothing he had not mastered. I Learned a lot from him. I miss the talks across the fence the most. The only thing we ever disagreed about was our political affiliations but even then we agreed to disagree. He is surely mist.

Renee Priest

August 2, 2017

This is what I wrote the day after Frank passed. I cannot think of any better words to describe the impact Frank and Naomi had on our lives.

Today there is a hole in my heart. A very dear friend of ours passed last night at home, at 94, cared for by his daughters, the way he had hoped to go, but the hole is there and it will take a while for it to fill with memories from the over 40 years he and his wife were a part of our lives and our family. Seems fitting that he would pass on his own terms and in July no less, because every year when July came around I would hear Naomi's voice on the phone telling me she could not possibly put up one more tomato and she had so many beans she would not be able to face eating any for a good long while. So the kids and I would go transfer some of the bounty from Frank's garden into our freezer every year. Every single year Frank would follow us all over the garden, in his bare feet, sharing the same story about how to treat the soil of my own garden for nematodes and picking beans, beans, and yet more beans to send us home with. Daniel and Frank fished together for many many years until it was physicially not possible for him anymore ... gallons and gallons of shrimp, fish, crabs formed a large role in our diet during the days when my kids were babies and money was tight, tight, tight. Frank was an awesome friend and a brave, brave man. He was at Normandy and it was his job to rescue wounded and dead soldiers from the water and make sure they were safely accounted for. His memories shared of that experience will stay with me forever. I am really gonna miss him and so will Daniel and my kids.
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August 2, 2017

he will be missed dearly... we met frank and his wife naomi at the moose back in the early 80s.. just a wonderful ,kind.sweet couple we visited there home on occasion to sit and talk and see his wonderful garden and to listen to all the stories .. he was my father n laws fishing buddie ... he lived a long life and a full one . so sorry for everyone loss...REST IN PEACE DEAR FRANK <3

Karol Wallace-Walbancke

August 1, 2017

Our Poppa was truly one of a kind.
We'll miss him, but know he was so ready to see our Momma. I imagine their glorious reunion, as well as the family reunion that's probably still going on!

Thank you all for your words of kindness and comfort.

Patricia Mickler

August 1, 2017

I always enjoyed our yearly visits with Poppa! We shared a lot in-common, Our Birthday, My fathers name was Francis, we both LOVE to fish!! I will miss you! Love you !!

Pam Watson Lichty

August 1, 2017

My Mama, Margaret Wallace Watson, loved her brother Frank dearly. It was my pleasure to be sure they had visits in her later years. He was a good brother and uncle. I will miss him but am glad he is with others who love him too.

Virginia Stoner

July 31, 2017

John & Virginia Wallace~Stoner
We miss Dad & Mama so much.!

Lorraine, Troy and Zane Taylor

July 31, 2017

Sending a big hug to his daughter, Karol who I dearly love. I didn't know her Papa but I knew her. Sending all our love and hugs from the Taylor family of WY to the entire Wallace family. May your memories sustain you and may God's Spirit send you peace and comfort as you reflect on Frank's life.

July 31, 2017

Mark and I truly enjoyed visiting with Poppa and hearing his wonderful stories. Although we only knew him for a short while he will hold a place in our hearts.

Curtis Keith

July 31, 2017

Known Frank Wallace all my life. Like a second family gonna be missed for sure

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