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Woodrow "Woody" Wallace, Jr.

October 27, 1942 — April 23, 2024

Montgomery, Texas

Woodrow "Woody" Wallace, Jr.

Funeral services for Woodrow Wallace, Jr., 81, of Montgomery, TX, will be held at 2:00 P.M., on Sunday, April 28, 2024, at Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe, LA. Interment will follow at Hasley Cemetery in West Monroe, LA. Visitation will be held from 1: 00 P.M. until the time of service on Sunday. 

 

Mr. Wallace was born on October 27, 1942, in Columbia, LA, and passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, in Conroe, TX, while surrounded by family.

 

He was “Woody” to his wife, Andrea, of almost 60 years, “Dad” to four children, “Papaw” to eight grandchildren and one great granddaughter.  Most importantly, he was a child of God.  He walked in faith every day and taught his children to do the same.  He will be missed by his four kids, and their families:  John and wife, Lorie Wallace (Little Elm, TX); daughter, Teri and husband, Travis Wylie (Humble, TX); daughter, Robin and husband, Pat Riley (Conroe, TX); and son, Howard and wife, Mila Wallace (Keller, TX).

 

He was larger than life, and a caring friend to so many.  His smile could light up any room and his charisma was impossible to ignore.  He was never too busy to lend a helping hand.   Whether someone needed a lift home, had a flat tire, or a bag of groceries to feed their family, he was always the one to help.

 

After serving in the United States Navy, his professional career started at IBM. He spent his entire career servicing and rebuilding typewriters. He was a valuable employee for many years, then started his own business, Dr. Typewriter. As a business owner, he worked to keep companies running smoothly, and people happy.  Although it was a job, he never thought of it as work.  He was on the cutting edge of the computer era while at IBM and would proudly explain every detail of the 1970s Hollerith cards (or IBM cards).  In the 80’s and 90’s, he would gladly show you all the intricate parts of a typewriter as he gently cleaned every part that moved.  He retired in 2008 when he moved to the Houston area to be closer to family.

 

He was an avid baseball player from his youth until his knees wouldn’t cooperate anymore.   Then he was an umpire, a teacher, more than willing to explain the subtleties of the game, particularly to his own kids.  Whether a son or a daughter, he was determined to explain just how wonderful baseball was.  His favorite past time was watching the STROS play. 

 

Mr. Wallace was preceded in death by his father, Woodrow W. Wallace, Sr.; his mother, Hermine Wallace; his two sisters, Virginia Wallace and Bettye Gerhardt; and his brother, Robert Wallace.  

 

Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Jacob Wallace, Tyler Wallace, Austin Wallace, and Dylan Sandell. 

 

His granddaughters, Sarah Wallace, Brianna Wallace, Morgan Sandell, Olivia Riley, Alyssa Wylie, and Maya Wylie assisted in choosing the songs and photos for the memorial and his great granddaughter, Blakely Wallace, kept us all entertained during this difficult time.

 

 

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Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, April 28, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe

300 McMillan Road, West Monroe, LA 71291

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Funeral Service

Sunday, April 28, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe

300 McMillan Road, West Monroe, LA 71291

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Interment

Sunday, April 28, 2024

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