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William Joe Wallace

William Joe Wallace, a member of Columbus Baptist Church, passed away, on April 10, 2019 in a Hot Springs hospital at the age of 79. He was born in Georgetown, Louisiana, May 11, 1939, to Hazelle and Ivy Clifton Wallace.

He is survived by his wife Mary Ann Wallace of the home. One daughter, Sandra McCalman of Natchitoches, Louisiana, one son, Joey Wallace and wife Debbie of Dubberly, Louisiana, and two step daughters, Kim Compton of Maumelle, Arkansas, and Shannon Compton of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Eight Grandchildren; Tamra Wichelns, Tyler Wallace, Dusty Dean, Jodie Westfall, Bobby Steward, Amy Cortez, Cassie Reed, and Katelyn Morris, and 13 great grandchildren. One brother; James Ray and wife Jan Wallace of Blue Ridge, Ga.

Preceding Mr. Wallace were his parents Hazelle and Ivy C. Wallace and his beloved daughter, Patricia Ann Wallace Stewart.

Mr. Wallace was an avid fisherman and hunter. He loved being in the outdoors and teaching others about nature and the beauty and peace of God’s Creations. Mr. Wallace was a veteran serving his country in the U.S. Navy. After returning from the service he was a fireman at the Minden Shell Plant, and later working as a supervisor at Dow Chemicals in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, retiring from Endevco Natural Gas in Dallas, Texas.

Services will be Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 4:00 pm., Graveside in the Old Minden Cemetery in Minden, Louisiana with Bro. James Stewart officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday, from 2 to 4 pm at Nashville Funeral Home in Nashville, Arkansas. You may send the family a sympathy message to Nashville Funeral Home on FaceBook.