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Raymond Lewis “R.L.” Wallace

Services for Raymond Lewis “R.L.” Wallace, 86, of Mena will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Southside Church of God with Jimmy Mabry and Kenny Posey officiating. Burial will follow at Corinth Cemetery under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home.

R.L. was born on October 19, 1934 to Callie and Lillie Wallace in Lamar County, Arkansas. He served our country as a Tank Commander in the Army. After his discharge from the military, he married Mary Mabry on July 8, 1957 in Poteau, Oklahoma. He worked for the county as a grader operator until he retired. R.L. was an avid hunter and loved the outdoors. He enjoyed planting a large garden every year and giving away his harvest to family, friends and co-workers. He was hard working, even after retirement he found projects to occupy his time. He passed away on February 15, 2021 feeding his animals, doing exactly what he loved, being outdoors. 

R.L. is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Wallace; his parents, Callie and Lillie; siblings, Ruth, LaVette, Fern, and Clayton.

R.L. is survived by his son, Rickey Wallace and wife, Sheri of Mena; 2 daughters, Barbara Cunningham and Brenda Ridley of Mena; 6 grandchildren; Ernie Cunningham and wife, Jennifer of Mena, Kim Posey and husband, Jacob of Mena, Lisa Daniels and husband, Jon of Mena, Tina Rigdon and husband, Gary of Texas, Sarah and Rachel Wallace of Mena; 10 great grandchildren, Danielle Griffin and husband, Stephen of Louisiana, Gage Rigdon and wife, Samantha of Mena, Blake Rigdon of Mena, Aspyn Rigdon of Texas, Kenzie and Jozie Daniels of Mena, Shawn Posey of Mena, Dakota, Cooper and Nathaniel Cunningham of Mena.

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