Ernie M. Wallace, 90, of Utica, Kentucky passed away Friday, September 27, 2019 at Signature Healthcare of Hartford. He was born October 24, 1928 in Mt. Pleasant, Kentucky the son of the late Charles Hobart Wallace and Betty Taylor Wallace. Mr. Wallace was very proud to have started his work history as a sawmill worker before enlisting in the United States Air Force. After returning home he attended Western Kentucky State Teachers College. While at college he accepted a position as an emergency teacher in Horse Branch, and taught at several other one room schools. Mr. Wallace then became part of the first graduating class of the Kentucky State Police Academy and was assigned to Post 2 in Madisonville. However, having a wife and son on the way he chose to begin his career with General Electric where he retired after many years of service. After retirement he served as board member and treasurer of the Ohio County Water District for over twenty-four years. Mr. Wallace was a member of the Owensboro Masonic Lodge 130 F&AM and Rizpah Shrines of Madisonville. He was also a Kentucky Colonel.
Aside from his parents Mr. Wallace was preceded in death by a son, Charles L. “Von” Wallace and two siblings.
He leaves behind his wife of nearly sixty-nine years, Mary Crumes Wallace of Hartford; a son, Vic (Rene`) Wallace of Utica; a grandson, Ben (Caroline) Wallace, and two great-granddaughters, Mary Ellen and Lily Kate; and two nieces, Nell Woosley Ferguson and Ann Woosley Justus.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam, Kentucky with Rev. Allen Shouse officiating. Burial will follow in Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam, Kentucky with full military honors by the Ohio County Honor Guard. Friends may visit with Mr. Wallace’s family from 10:00 AM until the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home.
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