Stewart F. Wallace
October 5, 1924  -  May 7, 2018

Stewart F. Wallace


Visitation

312 West King
Kingsville, TX  78363
Monday, May 21, 2018
12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
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Memorial Service
First Baptist Church
312 West King
Kingsville, TX  78363
Monday, May 21, 2018
1:00 p.m.
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First Baptist Church
P.O. Box 751
Kingsville, TX  78364


I served in the Navy.

Stewart Frazar “Snake” Wallace, age 93, passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 in Kingsville, Texas. He was born October 5, 1924 in San Antonio, Texas. Snake grew up in Eagle Lake, Texas, graduating high school in 1942. The following January, he joined the Navy, serving on the USS New Orleans through the end of WWII.
Immediately following, he entered Texas A&I University, joined Delta Sigs fraternity and graduated in 1949 with a BBA. It was there that he met and married Betty Joyce Ware in 1947.
Snake found his niche as a car salesman and dealership owner in Kingsville for the next 50 years. Best known for his sense of humor and gregarious personality, he most enjoyed his life of wide-ranging friends, constantly meeting new people and being an active part of the community.
In 1966, Snake solely founded the USS New Orleans Reunion Association. He and his shipmates continued to meet in cities across the US for the next 46 years, reminiscing about their WWII days aboard the ‘NOBOAT’.
An avid sports fan, Snake also played semi-pro baseball for the Texas A&I Collegians. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and golf. He was a past president of the Javelinas Booster Club and never missed a full season of Hoggie football in 72 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Joyce Wallace and second wife, Betty Sharon Wallace. Snake is survived by daughter, Linda Wallace Yeager of San Marino, California; son, Lance Wallace of Dallas, Texas; granddaughters, Mackenzie Yeager and Delaney Yeager of Los Angeles, California; and sons-in-law, Ed Yeager and John Mark Webb.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, May 21, 2018 at the First Baptist Church, 312 W. King St., Kingsville with Rev. Jack Willoughby officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to The First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 751, Kingsville, Texas 78364.
Services are entrusted to Turcotte-Piper Mortuary, 205 General Cavazos Blvd., Kingsville, Texas.

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