Russell H. Wallace


Russell H. Wallace, 86, Charleston, and formerly of Montrose, died at 3:05 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 25, from 4-7 p.m. at the Meyer Funeral Home- Bishop Chapel in Greenup.
A private family services, due to attendance limitation, will be held on Sunday, July 26, at the Woodbury United Methodist Church in Woodbury. The public is welcome to join the family for burial with full military rites at approximately 3:15 p.m. at the Island Creek Cemetery in rural Montrose.
In loving memory of Russell, memorials may be made to Woodbury United Methodist Church.
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Russell was born on November 2, 1933, in Grove Township in rural Jasper County, the son of Lummis Earl and Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Diel) Wallace. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Russell married Loretta Wisner on January 20, 1957, at the Toledo Christian Church in Toledo, and she survives.
Russell was a member of the Woodbury United Methodist Church, where he served as song leader for many years. He worked his whole life in the lumber business until his retirement.
Russell is survived by: wife of 63 years, Loretta of Charleston; four sons, Stanley (Linda) Wallace of Newton, Michael (Kim) of Greenup, James (Doneda) of Trilla, and Mark (Toni) of Evansville; two sisters, Vera Hetzer of Newton, and Luella Wells of Effingham, 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren with another due to arrive in September as well as several nieces and nephews.
Russell was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters: Kathryn, Virginia, Ruby, Norma and Ruth, brother Donald.