In Memory

Robert (Bob) Leon Wallace VIEW PROFILE

Robert Leon Wallace, Deceased February 19, 1960

Robert Leon Wallace, son of Robert w. and Thelma L. Wallace, was born at Sheldon, Mo. September 21, 1941and died at Warrensburg clinic, February 19, 1960 making his age at time of his death 18 years, 4 months and 28 days. He was converted at nine years of age in a Daily Vacation Bible School at Houston Baptist Church. He joined the Central Baptist Church a year later and was baptized. Robert Leon was very talented in many things, especially where handwork was required and when he started a new project he was striving for perfection because he believed "a thing worth doing was worth doing well." He attended the Houston school system the entire 12 years, graduating in the class of 1959. He was employed as a Lathe Specialist at the Albert Tool and Gage Company in Kansas City. He was home-living young man and came home about every weekend. Surviving are his parents, Robert W. and Thelma L Wallace and one sister, Meredith Kaye of the home: his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Churchill Wallace and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Longacre of Sheldon, Mo. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Central Baptist Church with the Rev. Ellis Cooper and Don Bower officiating. Quartet music was by George Harmon, Verna Scott, Duard Akins and Joe Blankenship. Pallbearers were Denny Thomason, Joe Perryman, Donald Shelhammer, David Rastorfer, Duke Tweed and Larry Flowers.

Those from out of town who attended the funeral of Robert Leon Wallace included the following: Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Korver, Kent and Mark of Caruthersville, MO; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Moody; Linda and David. Berkeley, MO; the Rev. and Mrs. Artford Freese, Bloomfield Mo.: Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Orr, Mammoth Springs, Ark Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Fuller and Paul Thayer; Mr. and Mrs. Duane Brown; Doyle and Curtis and John Brown, West Plains, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Garner and Mr. and Mrs. Willard Davis of Mt. Grove; W. O. Brown of Licking; Mr. and Mrs. Homer Adams and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Conn of Cabool; Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Mills of Summersville: Mr. and Mrs. Weldon Moore of Rolla and Mrs. Hazel Venable of Jefferson City.

go to bottom 
  Post Comment

11/01/14 10:02 AM #1    

Kaye Wallace (Bandy, Brother & Spouse)

Comments  from Robert Wallaces sister  Kaye (Wallace) Bandy:

His Mother (Thelma Wallace Brown) is still living and is living with his sister Kaye Bandy in Kimberling City, Mo. She will be 95 years old Nov. 27th of this month. She is in good heath but is almost blind.

His father      (Robert W. Wallace) died of brain   cancer in 1988.

I used to get upset with Robert Leon because he wouldn't do my homework for me.  I mean after all he was smart.

I have a lot of respect for the class of 1959 and how they handle their Class Reunion information.  I had a stroke in July this year and am going to speech therapy my homework was to read out loud.  I chose one of the Class of 1959  35th class reunion book to read from to my mother.

It is really nice to be able to reach out to members in this manner.

Sincerly  Kaye (Wallace)Bandy
















11/02/14 06:35 AM #2    

LanaSue (Bowles) Frost (Bucher)

Good to hear from you Kay, sorry about your stroke, is was nice to hear your Mom is still alive and reading about Leon, had such a short life.



go to top 
  Post Comment


Click here to see Robert (Bob) Leon's last Profile entry.