Edgar “Ed” Ray Wallace, 74, of Shipman, IL passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 1:50 p.m. at his residence. Visitation will held on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro, IL. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro, IL. Rev. Ralph Ward of Hillsboro, IL will officiate. Burial will be at Prairie Lawn Memorial Garden in Carlinville, IL.
Mr. Wallace was born on October 8, 1947 in White Oak, MO to the late Loran and Altie (Peters) Wallace. He graduated Civic Memorial High School in Bethalto, IL and attended some college. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam and after worked as a prison guard until he retired. He married Sharon L. Walker on June 16, 1968 in Cottage Hills, IL and she survives in Shipman, IL. He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Sharon, Mr. Wallace is survived by his children, Michelle Wallace of Hillsboro, IL; Kevin Wallace of Carlinville, IL; Eric (wife Stacy) Wallace of Gillespie, IL; and Andrea (husband Shavonte) Cason of Springfield, IL; nine grandchildren, Tyler Mosby, Justin Wallace, Quentin Wallace, Luke Wallace, Shelby Wallace, Layne Wallace, Gavin Wallace, Michael Underwood, and Madelyn Parsons; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bobby Wallace and Darrell Wallace; and two sisters, Bonnie Zirkelbach and Thelma Heyen.
Mr. Wallace is preceded in death by his parents, six sisters, and two brothers.
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