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Charles Wallace, Jr., 87 WWII Veteran Dies November 28

DECEMBER 1 – Charles H. “Buck” Wallace Jr., 87, of Farmville, passed away peacefully Saturday, November 28, 2009.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Goldie L. Wallace; a daughter, Wanda W. Durham and husband, William F. of Tappahannock; son, D. Wayne Wallace and wife, Carol, grand-son, Joshua Blake Wallace, step-grandson, Clayton Jamerson, all of Rice; and a brother, Thomas A. Wallace of Lexington.

Mr. Wallace was a WWII veteran. He entered the Army Air Forces on October 17, 1942 and served as a member of the Third Bombardment Group. As a B-17 Flying Fortress co-pilot, his air unit was assigned to cripple Nazi War Centers and Military targets in support of the allied ground forces. He flew 35 missions and was awarded three battle stars for Normandy, Rhineland and Northern France. Upon return home, he served for 31 years as a member of the Virginia State Police as a Trooper and First Sergeant in Divisions One and Three.

In addition to being a loving and caring husband and father, he was an active member of Farmville Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.

Remains rest at Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, where family will receive friends on Tuesday (today) from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, with interment in Westview Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to Farmville Baptist Church, 132 North Main Street, Farmville, VA 23901.

Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, is in charge of arrangements.

www.puckettfh.com