Mr. James Eugene Wallis, age 89, entered into rest on Saturday, December 21, 2019. A Celebration of Life service will be 1:00 PM Saturday, December 28, 2019 at Oakland Baptist Church by Rev. Gerald Rivers with military honors to follow. The family will greet friends immediately following the service in the fellowship hall of the church.
Mr. Wallis was born August 9, 1930 in Monte Vista, CO a son of the late John William and Mauren Josephine O’Dennis Wallis. A 28-year veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. Wallis also served during the Korean War. He was a member of the D.A.V. Chapter 16 of Columbia, SC and the Retired Officer’s Association of America. He was very honored to have been able to return to Korea on the Old Glory Honor Flight. Mr. Wallis enjoyed jogging, working in his yard, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Gloria Rivers Wallis of the home; 2 sons, Jimmy Wallis of Monument, CO, and Jeffery Wallis of Colorado Springs, CO; daughter, Lisa (Timothy) Noggle of San Diego, CA; 5 grandchildren, James, Trevor, Courtney, Christopher, and Katie; and numerous great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oakland Baptist Church “Edith Davis Funeral Fund”, 47 Oakland Church Rd, Chesterfield, SC 29709.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Wallis family.