Former Grace Brethren pastor and missionary, Duke Wallace, died yesterday, November 3. His obituary appears below.
He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” Mark 16:15 Remembered for sharing Christ’s message of hope, love, and salvation, Duke Wallace knew God’s grace, and faithfully preached the Gospel to all who would hear. No longer bound to his earthly body, Duke peacefully passed away at home Thursday, November 3, 2016.
The son of George M. and Isabel (Irwin) Wallace, Duke was born January 30, 1939, in Coatesville, Pa. A dedicated Boy Scout, at age 16, Duke received his Eagle Scout Badge. He graduated from Scott Senior High School. Duke transferred from Gettysburg College to Eastern Baptist College where he graduated. He then completed Grace Theological Seminary.
For 10 years, Duke served as a missionary in Brazil. He later moved to Mansfield, Ohio, as pastor of Woodville Grace Brethren Church, was then pastor in North Kokomo, Ind., Grace Brethren Church, and most recently was pastor at Clyde, Ohio, Baptist Church.
Very active, Duke enjoyed bike riding and jet skiing at Lake Erie. He loved spending time with family. A supportive husband, Duke was generous. He was great at sharing stories and reminiscing. Most of all he will be remembered as a bold Christian, sharing his faith and life testimony with many.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 25 years, Sally Wallace, of Mansfield; sons Gregor (Shari) Wallace of Fairmount, Ind., Kevin (Kim) Wallace of Valparaiso, Ind., and Joel (Lisa) Wallace of Tilton, Ill.; step children Karen (John) Ramseyer of Noblesville, Ind., Kelley Crouse of Mansfield, Ohio, and Susan (Eric) Worthington of Connersville, Ohio; nine grandchildren; three step grandchildren; one great granddaughter and one great granddaughter on the way; lifelong friend Kenny Roussey, special friends Rev. Dr. David Atkins, and Phil Farley.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family will receive friends Monday November 7, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services celebrating the life of Duke Wallace will begin at 2pm. The Rev. Dr. David Atkins will officiate and burial will follow in Caledonia Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to Sending Hope International (A Christian orphanage ministry in Asia) or Campus Outreach Indianapolis may be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting: SnyderFuneralHomes.com.