Edward Wallace, 50, of Sorento, died at 11:50 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, at Hillsboro Area Hospital.
The family will receive guests from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 17, at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Sorento. The visitation will conclude with full military honors by the United States Army.
Mr. Wallace was born July 14, 1971, in Greenville, the son of Larry D. and Ruby (Miller) Wallace.
He graduated from Greenville High School with the class of 1989, and went on to proudly serve our country in the United States Marine Corps. Upon his honorable discharge, he earned his bachelor’s degree, and then re-enlisted with the Army National Guard, where he was currently a training NCO with the rank of staff sergeant.
Mr. Wallace was an avid outdoorsman, whether it be spending time at the beach or fishing, being outdoors is what made him most happy. He was a talented photographer, and he especially enjoyed taking pictures of sea life on his snorkeling trips to exotic locations.
Mr. Wallace is survived by his mother, Ruby Wallace of Sorento; siblings, Wayne (wife Cindy) Wallace of Litchfield, Dena (husband Phillip) Petroline of Sorento and James Martin of Colorado; his significant other, Kayla Hurst and her son, Reid of Waterloo; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Larry D. Wallace, and paternal grandparents, Walter and Bernadine Wallace.
Memorial contributions may be made to Got Your Six Support Dogs, 6 Schiber Ct, Maryville, IL 62062, or The Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675.
Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to share memories or offer condolences to his family.