Eddie (Edd) D. Wallace, passed away Friday June 30, at Wesley Hospital in Wichita. He was born July 17, 1949 in Baxter Springs, Ks to Raymond and Virginia (Taylor) Wallace.
Edd and Family moved several times during this childhood, settling in Crawfordsville, IN where he attended Jr High and 3 years of High school. His family then moved to Kansas City, MO where he attended his Senior year at Ruskin High school in Raytown, MO. He participated in football, basketball and track where he set a school record in pole vault. He went on to attend Pittsburg State for one year before joining the US Army in June of 1969. He served in Vietnam and was honorably discharged in December of 1971.
After returning home he met his future wife, Marilyn Kay Reber, and they were married November 4, 1972 in Newton, KS where they made their home. Out of this union came 3 sons, Chad (Tara) Wallace of Roanoke, Texas, Eric Justin Wallace and Jeremy (Libby) Wallace of Wichita, KS.
Edd’s hobbies and interests were coaching his son’s sports teams, playing softball and he was an avid golfer. In addition, he spent 10 years as Scoutmaster in the Harvey Co Community.
The majority of Edd’s career was as an American Family Insurance agent for 32 years where he worked alongside his wife Marilyn. Edd earned many awards and accolades during his career.
After the boys had left home, Edd and his wife purchased a cabin at Council Grove City Lake where they enjoyed 12 years of fellowship with family and friends.
He was very proud of his kids and 3 grandchildren and spent many hours attending all their events.
Edd is survived by this wife Marilyn of 50 years, sons Chad and Jeremy. 3 grandchildren, Brody, Landon and Krystal and 3 brothers, Ernie, Roy and Dick. Edd was proceeded in death by his parents and son Eric.
Visitation will be held Friday, July 7th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with the family being present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Memorial service for close friends and family will be at 11 a.m. Saturday July 8th at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel, Newton, KS.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors Foundation in care of Petersen Funeral Home. 215 N Main St. Newton, KS 67114.