Mr. Hugh Murray Wallace, age 78, of Andersonville, passed away Monday, Aug. 30, 1999, at Briarcliff Health Care Center in Oak Ridge.
Mr. Wallace was a United States Army veteran who served in World War II with the 285th division stationed in Italy. While serving in the armed forces he received several medals including the Purple Heart. After he came home he worked as a postal clerk with the Oak Ridge Postal Service where he retired after 55 years.
He was a member of Andersonville Lions Club where he served as president and as district governor.
He had a love for working in his rose garden for more than 40 years. He was very active in the Holston Rose Society and displayed his roses in various shows. He was a consulting roserian and a member of several garden clubs.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Andersonville where he held many jobs in the church. In 1996 he and his wife joined First Baptist Church of Clinton and thoroughly enjoyed attending there.
Mr. Wallace also attended UT and was very active in all sports associated with the university. He was a member of the Quarterback Club and a charter member of the Lady Vols Boosters Club.
He was a member of Volunteer Family Program, which is how he and his wife acquired their daughter, Brenda, from Alaska in 1980.
He was preceded in death by: Parents, J. Shields and Nora Murray Wallace; brothers, Robert and Marvin Wallace; sisters, Helen Sharp, Anna Ruth DeFoe, Josephine Crowell, Carolyn Fleetwood and Mary Wallace.
Survivors: Wife of 48 years Louise Nerren Wallace of Andersonville; volunteer daughter, Brenda Chubb and husband, Rob, of Peach Tree City, Atlanta; grandchildren Elyse and Robert Chubb of Peach Tree City, Atlanta; several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends 6-8 pm Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1999, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with funeral services following at 8 pm in the chapel with the Rev. Calvin Metcalf officiating.
Interment will be 10 am Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999, at Andersonville Cemetery.
Holley-Gamble Funeral Home of Clinton in charge of all arrangements.
Source: Clinton Courier News 1 Sept 1999
[Submitted by Brenda Foster]