Ray Wallace, 85, of Union Mills, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020 at Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC.
He was born on July 19, 1934 in Rutherford County to the late Guy and Bertha Wallace of Union Mills. He was predeceased by his first wife, Orene Wallace and later in life by his second wife Becky Wallace. He is also preceded in death by a sister, Nellie Mahaffey, and brothers, Otho Wallace and Steve Wallace.
Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Elliott of Rutherfordton, and Tammy Smiley (Andy) of Boiling Springs, S.C.; two sons Gary Wallace (Sherry) of Union Mills and Larry Wallace of Maiden. Stepchildren include Lynn Dowis (Mark) of Buffalo, SC, Sharon Moon of Pinnacle, NC, and Gary Rogers (Nancy) of Travelers Rest, SC.
Three sisters Carol Wall of Union Mills, Judy Parker of Charlotte, and Diane Wells of Reno, Nevada. He is also survived by six grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to Hudlow Fire Department and the nurses and doctors from Mission Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel on Friday, June 26th. Receiving friends will take place at 1:00-2:00 and funeral at 2:00. A graveside service will follow at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Pisgah United Methodist Church in care of Marsha Baker, 3621 Pearidge Road, Bostic, NC 28018.
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