Joe Neil Wallace


Joe Neil Wallace, 91, of Center, passed away Thursday, February 24, 2022, in Center.

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, February 27, 2022, at Truitt Cemetery in Joaquin with Andrew King officiating.

Born July 28, 1930, in Center, Joe Neil is the son of Flossie Pate and Frank Wallace.  He retired from the United States Air Force and went on to work for Western Electric in Shreveport, Louisiana.  Joe Neil was a member of Tenaha Church of Christ.

He is survived by his daughters, Nancy Keeling and husband Jorge De La Cruz of Bullard and Elaine Carol Hall and husband, Gary Looney of Lufkin; 4 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; sisters, Mary Sue Hagler and Marsha Lou Askew.

Preceded in death by wife, Jimmye Elaine Wallace; brothers, Bud Wallace and Jesse Frank Wallace; and sisters, Margurette “Reatie” Adams, LaVada Mae Tees, and Marguette Oliver.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Boulevard, Tyler, Texas 75701.

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