Paul W. Wallace Sr.

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Paul Wesley Wallace, Sr., 69, of Maryville, IL, born August 12, 1949, in San Antonio, TX, died Friday, June 14, 2019, at Mercy Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Mr. Wallace worked as a Process Engineer in the food and pharmaceutical industry before his “retirement” and spent the last several years as an independent Process Consultant. He never believed retirement meant you quit working, it meant he could work when he wanted. He loved riding his motorcycle (Harley-Davidson, of course) and traveling with his wife. He was very proud to have served his country in the U. S. Air Force as an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Specialist. Paul was known for his unique sense of humor and was a well-respected man of great character, thoughtfulness, and integrity. He was an active member of Faith Baptist Church, Belleville, IL. Those who knew and loved him understood how much his conservative values, faith in God, and love for his family were the guiding factors in his life.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, James W. and Pauline, nee Gillespie, Wallace; and one brother, James Wallace.

Surviving is his wife of 26 years, Teresa Lynn, nee Jefferson, Wallace, whom he married on March 7, 1993;
two daughters, Kimberly Jean Wallace and Kelli Marie Wallace, both of Georgia;
one son, Paul Wesley Wallace, Jr. of New York;
one stepson, Steven Craig Adcock of Virginia;
one brother, John (Sue) Wallace of Ohio;
one sister, Mary (Ed) Greenalch of South Carolina;
four nephews;
and many dear friends.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Faith Baptist Church, 405 East Main Street, Belleville, IL.

Remembrance Service: Service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2019, at Faith Baptist Church, Belleville, IL with Rev. Rick Koonce and Rev. Scott Baker officiating.

Arrangements by George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL


5 Comments on Paul W. Wallace Sr.

Michelle Smith said : Guest Report Jul 03, 2020 at 5:43 PM

My parents Mr.& Mrs. Drexel Betts (Paula) just shared with me my uncle Paul had passed away! I’m so sorry to hear this! He was a great & funny uncle to me when I was little & was in my life til I was a teen. He had a Dodge Dart yellow with white top with beautiful Crome wheels hot rod he would let me drive it while on his lap! So cool! Also he would draw on my gift wrapping paper presents to me he was an awesome artist!!! He was always funny & making us laugh! Uncle Paul u will be missed see u in Heaven! Lov always Michelle

  • Bryson City
  • NC
Wes & Kathy Robbins said : Guest Report Aug 03, 2019 at 9:10 PM

Teresa. We just found out about Paul’s passing. (August 3rd) We are so sorry for your loss. We so loved the fellowship we enjoyed with you and Paul when we lived in the Chicago area. We have missed you. You are in our prayers. -Wes and Kathy

  • Milton
  • FL
Martha Roberts said : Guest Report Jun 19, 2019 at 12:30 AM

Teresa & family, I was saddened to hear of your loss. Praying for God’s perfect peace.

  • Kansas City
  • KS
Randy Heifner said : Guest Report Jun 18, 2019 at 6:59 PM

Teresa & Family: I am very sorry to hear of Paul's passing. Paul & I worked together at DSI for several years. He was a great engineer and and more importantly a great man. He will surely be missed by all.

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Jim Brink said : Guest Report Jun 18, 2019 at 2:34 AM

Teresa & Family: I'm very sorry to hear about Paul's passing. Whenever I talked to him on the phone, I hung up with the feeling that my day had just gotten better. He was a great guy and will be missed by many in the Industry.

  • Marietta
  • GA

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