William Wallace, 82, of Lawton, passed away Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at a Lawton care center.
William was born and raised in Bradford, Pa. After a short stint in the U.S. Army, where he was stationed in Korea. He joined the U.S. Air Force as a machinist apprentice in 1958, and retired as a master sergeant in 1978.
On October 21, 1989, he married his sweetheart, Kay Edwards. He was an avid NASCAR fan, enjoyed travelling the country, and tinkering with narrow gauge railroad. He joyfully officiated high school and college football games. He was a lifetime member of VFW, DAV, and AFSgts. Association, as well as Professional Loadmasters Association. He pursued college after retiring from the Air Force and was a civil service employee training airman on flight safety and loadmaster instruction on Altus Air Force Base.
William leaves behind wife, Kay of Lawton; daughter, Ellen Mary Furlong (Don); granddaughter, Kristin Perez LaFrance(Brian); grandson, Laine Perez; and great-grandsons: Luke and Drew LaFrance of Sarasota, Fla.; nephew, Gary Carter(Linda) of Paradise, Pa.; stepdaughter, Stacy McGlory; her fiancÈ, Steven Williams; and stepson, Jamie Edwards of Lawton; grandson, Riley McGlory; and honorary grandson, Warren Williamson of Edmond.
Mr. Wallace was preceded in death by his parents: John and Garnette (Davis) Wallace; sister, Vera C. Anderson; and grandson, Alec McGlory.
Graveside service for William Albert Wallace will be at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at Fort Sill National Cemetery, Elgin, under direction of Whinery-Huddleston Funeral Service.
Online tributes may be made at www.whineryhuddleston.com.