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Wallace Jr., Delmar "Wally" Eli

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September 19, 1926 - December 1, 2019

Wallace Jr., Delmar "Wally" Eli

Born in Quinlan, Texas on September 19, 1926. Passed away in Murphy, Texas on Dec. 1st, 2019. Preceded in death by parents Delmar Eli and Beatrice Wallace, brother Malcolm “Pug” Wallace, daughters Nancy Kiser and Susan Bleakley. Survived by loving wife of 70 years, Wahleta Jo Wallace, Daughter Priscilla Richards and husband James, grandchildren Kimberly, Kelly, Mallory, Alec and Katelyn, and 6 great grandchildren,( Nancy, Mae Ella, Hunter, Braxton, Hodleigh, and Brooklyn). He proudly served in the US Navy from 1943-1946 and 1947-1951. He loved God, his family and his country. He was active Mason for over 60 years, serving as Master of Richardson Lodge, Potentate of Hella Shrine, thirty degree Scottish Rite Mason, member of Royal Order of Scotland, member Red Cross of Constantine , member of Dallas Chapter, Council and Commandary, past president of Texas Shrine Patrol Association, and past president of Shrine Patrol Association of North America.

He worked as building materials salesman, insurance sales, auto sale and roofing contractor. He was an area custom home builder and served as president of Plano Home Builders Association. He worked full time for the past 11 years at Lowe’s.

Funeral Services to be held at North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, TX on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 at 10am.   Followed by interment at the DFW National Cemetery Dallas, TX at 2pm.


Big man, Big Personality, Big heart…. Larger than life.



Arrangements under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road

Dallas, Texas 75252

(214) 306-6700

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Jim Bewley

December 12, 2019 9:30PM

I worked with Wally at Lowes for more than 11 years. We became good friends as we discovered many mutual friends from Greenville and Plano. I posted a notice of his passing on the McKinney Cares page on Facebook. Dozens of people who knew him as customers from Lowes commented on how much they are enjoyed having him wait on them. RIP Wally, will miss your stories. Jim

Mike Marron

December 08, 2019 10:08PM

My brother Red Marron and I did all of Wally's flooring while he was building homes in Plano and North Dallas. Wally had a tremendous pride in his homes that he built. He serviced his customers before, during,and after the sale like no one else. Wally always had a great attitude toward others. My condolences to Jo and all the family. May the peace of the Lord be with you all.

Jared Tye

December 07, 2019 7:39AM

Wally was larger than life. We consider ourselves so blessed to meet him at Lowe's. I was so glad that my young sons could meet a WWII vet like Wally. Such a courageous generation he represents. Thank you for serving Wally.

Bill Beran

December 05, 2019 7:15PM

Great memories from the home building business. Also good times with a Delmar And Jo on our trips to London and the Carribean together. Talked with Delmar a lot the past six months on my visits to Lowe’s. A very good friend in Delmar I will miss.