Funeral services honoring Tom's life will be held at Replogle-Lawrence Funeral Home on Saturday, July 22, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Joel Pledge and Pastor Steve Marze officiating. Burial will follow at Gibson County Memory Gardens with Military Honors. Visitation will be held Friday, July 21, 2023, from 4 until 7 p.m. at Replogle-Lawrence Funeral Home and again on Saturday from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m.
Mr. Wallace, 75, passed away on July 15, 2023, at the Tennessee State Veterans' Home in Humboldt.
Thomas E. Wallace, Jr., affectionately known as Tom by those close to him, was a beloved figure in the community and a retired teacher from Humboldt City Schools with an impressive career spanning over 30 years. His commitment to education left an indelible mark on countless students who were fortunate enough to be guided by his wisdom and expertise.
Born on June 25, 1948, in Murray, KY, Tom was the son of Thomas E. Wallace, Sr. and Clara (Ezell) Wallace. Tom's dedication to education led him to pursue higher studies, and he proudly graduated from UT Martin.
Apart from his professional accomplishments, Tom had a brave and adventurous spirit. He served in Vietnam with the Marines. His bravery stood as a testament to his strong character and deep-rooted sense of duty towards his country.
Outside of work and military service, Tom had many hobbies and interests that brought joy to his life. He had an immense talent for music and loved nothing more than playing the guitar, fiddle, and mandolin.
Tom was preceded in death by his father; brother, Jerry Wallace.
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Sandra (McKenzie) Wallace; daughter, Tanya Palmer and husband Trey; granddaughter, Kaitlyn Gordon and husband Drew; great-grandson, Collin Gordon; his mother, Clara Wallace; brother, James Wallace and wife Donna; sister, Diana Brockman and husband Kenneth.
Those serving as pallbearers are: Justin Harris, Jeremiah Thompson, Trey Palmer, Drew Gordon, Gayle Miller, and Barry Dolan.