In Our Prayers: The Rev. Dr. Ralph J. Wallace

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.

(An informal notice was sent in Wednesday’s South Carolina Lutheran eNews.)

Almighty God, source of all mercy and giver of comfort: Deal graciously, we pray, with those who mourn, that, casting all their sorrow on you, they may know the consolation of your love; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

– Prayer from the Lutheran Book of Worship

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