The Rev. Dr. Ralph J. Wallace, 82, died Saturday, July 7, 2018, while preparing to join his family for a reunion trip.
The North Carolina native born on October 12, 1935 and was a graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne College and Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. He served 9 Lutheran congregations in the NC, SC and Southeastern Synods for over 40 years.
Married to the late Sarah Frances Huddle for 56 years, he is survived by a daughter, Dr. Leslie Skinner (Ed); a son, Chris Wallace; grandchildren, The Rev. Jessica Skinner Darty (the Rev. Jason), Justin Skinner, Bryce Wallace and Abigail Wallace; and a great-grandson, Isaac Wallace Darty. Surviving siblings include The Rev. Gerald Wallace (Nancy); brother-in-law, The Rev. David Huddle (Pat); and sister-in-law, Kristen Huddle as well as nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Bryce and Myrtle Wallace, as well as brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at Incarnation Lutheran Church, 3005 Devine St. in Columbia at 4 PM on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Visitation in the church reception hall will follow the service.
Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel, is assisting the family.
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