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Gerald J. Wallace

Gerald J. Wallace passed away Friday, September 16, 2022 at Golden Valley Medical Center in Clinton.

Gerald was born July 18, 1939 in Chilhowee, Missouri the son of Josephus William Wallace and Vonna Myrl (Houts) Wallace.

He graduated from Holden High School.

He was united in marriage to Barbara Ann Hilsabeck on November 1, 1957 in Chilhowee.

In 1970, Gerald enlisted in the U. S. A. F. and the couple resided in Kansas City prior to Shepherd AFB, TX; Altus AFB, OK; Beale AFB, CA and Laughlin AFB, TX prior to returning to Chilhowee.

Gerald retired as a Master Sergeant following 20 years of service.

He spent the next 20 years at Stahl’s Specialty.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Gerald was a member of Chilhowee Baptist Church as well as the American Legion.

Survivors include his loving wife of nearly 65 years, Barbara; daughter, Debra Lynn Rank (Tim Duncan) of Jefferson City, MO; son, Bill Wallace of Houston, TX; five grandchildren, James Stuart (Shannon) of Sugarland, TX; Billy Stuart of Junction, TX; Amber Kane of Stover, MO; Robert Wallace of Clarksburg, MO; and John Rank (Chelsea Belt) of Clarksburg, MO; eight great grandchildren and a sister, Mary Ann Britt of Springfield, MO.

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Vivian Stuart and a sister, Martha Thomas.

Graveside Services: will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 21 at Carpenter Cemetery, west of Chilhowee, with Pastor Justin Powell of Chilhowee Baptist Church officiating.

Full Military Honors will be provided by U.S.A.F. Honor Guard.

Arrangements are entrusted to Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden.

Contributions may be left to the Chilhowee Baptist Church. Online condolences may be left at

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