LEE EARL WALLACE
Lee Wallace was born in Sinking Springs, Pennsylvania, to Earl L. Wallace and Naomi (Stoudt) Wallace, both of whom preceded him in death.
Lee was raised in Findlay, Ohio, and graduated from Findlay High School. He also graduated from Bowling Green State College, summa cum laude. While attending college, Lee joined the ROTC Air Force program and graduated as a captain. After graduation, Lee was stationed at Tinker Airforce Base, in Oklahoma City, working as a paymaster. While in Oklahoma City, he became a member of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Organization.
He met his future wife, Nancy, at St. Luke’s Methodist Church and later married her at the Chapel of St. Luke’s Church by the chaplain of Big Brothers.
He worked as a plant comptroller for Owen Illinois at multiple plants, in three different states, finishing his service with them in Perrysburg, Ohio, where he resided for 37 years. Following this position, he continued his career working this time for Nabisco (Kraft) for 16 years before finally retiring.
He moved to Edmond, Oklahoma, in 2016, to be closer to his son, Scott. On October 12, 2020 he celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary with loving wife, Nancy Wallace.
Lee was known for his quick smile and the ever present question, “How you doing?” However, for Lee this wasn’t just a fluff question, he genuinely wanted to know, and usually followed it up with questions about the rest of your family.
His wonderful life will forever be cherished in the lives of his wife, Nancy (Wilcox/Lindsey) Wallace of Edmond, Oklahoma; his children, Scott (Natalia) Wallace of Edmond, Oklahoma, and Brent (Pamela) Wallace of Hong Kong; four grandchildren, Jennifer (Ben) Maerzke of Parkville Maryland, Sabrina (Emery) Oden of Edmond, Oklahoma, Mitchel Wallace of Edmond, Oklahoma, and Kelsey Wallace of Honolulu Hawaii; two great grandchildren, Lillian Grace and Oliver Scott Maerzke; brother, John (Karen) Wallace, and niece, Katie Wallace of Findlay, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Grace Methodist in Perrysburg, Saint Luke’s Methodist in Edmond, Oklahoma, or the Alzheimer’s Association are appreciated.
A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date.