Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1940

JACK WALLACE, 83, of Palestine, TX, died Dec. 25, 2006 & burial was at Roselawn Park in Palestine. He was born July 15, 1923 in Caddo, TX, to Harry Wallace & Katreen Mosely Wallace. He attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1940 at Ranger, TX but graduated at Electra, TX. Jack graduated from Nixon's Business College, Palestine in 1941, received his BBA from the University of Texas at Austin in 1953 and received his Appraiser's Certification from S.M.U. at Dallas. He worked 17 years with an oil company. His experience included owning a petroleum products wholesale and retail company. He later became a member of the Houston Home-builders Association building many homes in Houston and Palestine. Mr. Wallace was a Sergeant in the infantry and a Second Lieutenant in the Engineers, National Guard. After returning to Palestine, he worked as a field supervisor for a non-profit organization. His last work experience was as owner & operator of a small travel/tour company. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, John J. "Jim" Wallace. His proudest accomplishments have been the 65 years of marriage to his wife, Mary and his love for his family. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary, his son Robert and wife Anne residing in Alabama, his daughter Debbie Tate and husband David residing in Bandera, TX, a brother Jim Wallace (RHS-1943) & wife Margaret residing in Levelland, TX & a sister Mary Ann Cowan (RHS-1954) and husband Richard residing in Tampa, FL; a grandson, Kenneth Siegel of Houston and grand- daughter, Heather Oldbury of Houston. Jack also had three great-grandchildren.