OAKLEY – Rev. Roy Wallace, age 99, of the Oakley Community passed from this earth to his heavenly home on Sunday, October 21, 2018.
Roy was born May 1, 1919 in Yancey County to the late Sam and Daisy Bennett Wallace; he was a resident of Buncombe County for most of his life. Rev. Wallace pastored many churches in Buncombe, Madison, and Haywood counties. His greatest passion for his Lord was reaching people all over NC and beyond through his radio ministry. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Wallace, his daughter, Terrie Rice, and his son, Troy Gay Wallace.
Surviving are his son, Ray Wallace and wife, Janie; three grandsons, five granddaughters, sixteen great grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
His funeral service will be held at 2:30 pm Saturday, October 27, 2018 in the Chapel of West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville. Reverend Lewis Maynor will officiate. Serving as pallbearers will be his great grandsons, Alex Brendle, Austin Wallace, Nolan Wallace, Jacob Keefer, Presley Wallace, Canaan Wallace and Carson Wallace. Burial will follow in West Memorial Park, Weaverville.
The family will receive friends 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm prior to the service at the funeral home.
At other times the family will be at 48 Sunset Drive, Asheville, NC 28806.
In lieu of flowers, those desiring to make a memorial contribution are encouraged to consider Bethel Baptist Church, 125 Ben Lippen Road, Asheville, NC 28806; American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829 Arlington, VA 22215, http://www.diabetes.org/ or Atrium Health Foundation, Pediatric Nephrology Center, P.O. Box 32861 Charlotte, NC 28232-2861, http://www.atriumhealthfoundation.org/kidney
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mr. Wallace’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.