Robert H. Wallace
Robert H. Wallace, 91, of Bridge City, passed away Saturday, Sept. 14, at Baptist Orange Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 am, Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Bridge City. Officiating will be Allen Wallace and Chuck Osborne. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday at the funeral home.
Born in Three Sands, Ok., July 15, 1922, Robert was the son of Walter Harvey Wallace and Mildred M. Cooper Wallace. He served as a tripod machine gunner for the U.S. Marines in the Pacific, and retired from SRW after 32 years of service in instrumentation. Robert loved and spent many hours coaching little league baseball and was instrumental in the founding of Bridge City Little League.
He had a passion for country music, and adored his dogs, Roscoe, Maize, Abby, and Chachi, as well as his cat, Possum; they brought him much love and companionship. Robert was well thought of and adopted by all his neighbors. He was a strong and determined man who loved his family. His door was always open for loved ones to call home.
Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Imogene M. Wallace; daughter, Carolyn Leigh Wallace; and sisters, Mary Jane Rayburn and Dorothy Osbourn.
He is survived by his son Darrel W. Wallace and wife, Betty Kay; daughters, Darla J. Wallace and Marilyn M. Blum and husband, Kent; grandchildren, Joe Langston, Monica Langston, Chad Langston, Brad Langston, Jacob Wright, Dustin Wallace, Kaleigh Wallace, Jennifer Clarke, Philip Richard; 15 great-grandchildren; brothers, Bill Wallace, Glen Wallace, Jim Wallace; and sisters, Peggy Rambo and Margaret Cathy.
Serving as pallbearers will be Dustin Wallace, Joe Langston, Kent Blum, Paul Clarke, Philip Richard, Jacob Wright, Anthony Vines, and Brent Lansdale. Honorary pallbearers are Chris Allen and Mark Biggs.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Southeast Texas Humane Society; 2050 Spindletop Ave. Beaumont, Texas 77705, (409) 833-0504.