Edgar R. Wallace, 74


Edgar “Ed” Ray Wallace, 74, of Shipman, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, at 1:50 p.m. at his residence.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro. The funeral service will begin immediately after at 11 a.m. The Rev. Ralph Ward of Hillsboro will officiate. Burial will be at Prairie Lawn Memorial Garden in Carlinville.

Mr. Wallace was born October 8, 1947 in White Oak, MO, the son of Loran and Altie (Peters) Wallace. He married Sharon L. Walker on June 16, 1968 in Cottage Hills.

Mr. Wallace was a graduate of Civic Memorial High School in Bethalto and attended college. He was an Army veteran during the Vietnam conflict. Later, he retired as a prison guard. He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Mr. Wallace is survived by his children, Michelle Wallace of Hillsboro, Kevin Wallace of Carlinville, Eric (wife Stacy) Wallace of Gillespie, and Andrea (husband Shavonte) Cason of Springfield; grandchildren Tyler Mosby, Justin Wallace, Quentin Wallace, Luke Wallace, Shelby Wallace, Layne Wallace, Gavin Wallace, Michael Underwood, and Madelyn Parsons; two great-grandchildren; brothers Bobby Wallace and Darrell Wallace; and sisters Bonnie Zirkelbach and Thelma Heyen.

He was preceded in death by six sisters and two brothers.

Condolences can be sent online to basspattondeanfh.com.