Joseph Francis William Wallace Sr.
Date of Death: March 19, 2019
Pastor Frank Wallace, 87, finished this earthly life and entered his heavenly home on March 19, 2019, having won his long brave battle with illness. He died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Lena Idella Walters Wallace; daughters Debra Wallace-Padgett (Lee), Robin Johns (Gene), Barbara Kinghorn (Kevin); sons Joseph “Rocky” Wallace (Denise) and Mark Wallace (Chris); 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dale Phelps and Kay Lemaster (Ken); and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his devoted dog, Holly.
Pastor Frank was an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. He served faithfully for 57 years including 10 churches in five Kentucky counties: Kavanaugh Circuit (Buchanan Chapel, Bear Creek and Kavanaugh Chapel), Cannonsburg, East Fork, Irvine, Jackson Chapel, Garrett Chapel, Lindsey Chapel and Melrose.
He was a man with many interests including farming, animals and sports (especially UK basketball and football and Cincinnati Reds baseball). Most important, he loved people, his family and his Lord. He was known for his warm, friendly smile with which he still greeted everyone he saw until the last day of his life.
His favorite way to begin a worship service was by saying, “God is good. All the time.” The congregation would respond, “All the time. God is good.” He believed that statement with all of his heart to the very end.
Frank Wallace is greatly missed by his family and friends. However, we rejoice in the new chapter of life he is now enjoying in heaven with the One he served for so many years.