Wilby Wallace, Jr. Obituary in Talladega at Terry’s Metropolitan Mortuary | Talladega, AL
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Wilby Wallace, Jr.

09/09/1934 - 06/09/2023

Obituary For Wilby Wallace, Jr.

A celebration of life for Mr. Wilby Wallace, Jr., 88, of Talladega will be held on Friday, June 16, 2023, at 1:00 pm at Mt. Canaan Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 1-7 pm on Thursday, June 15, 2023, at the funeral home.

Wilby Wallace, Jr. was born on September 9, 1934, to the union of Wilby Wallace and Georgia Davis Wallace in Talladega, Alabama.

Mr. Wallace was a member of the Greater Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church at a young age. He later joined Mt. Canaan Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and sang with the male chorus and senior adult choir. Wilby proudly attended Westside High School, but graduated from Talladega County Training School. During his lifetime, he had been employed at Kimberly Clark Corporation, Newberry Foundry, Talladega City Schools, Jim Pruitt Automotive, the State of Alabama and most notably served as the first African American police officer for the city of Talladega and had the distinction of serving, although on an interim basis, as the first African American police chief for the city of Talladega as well. In his spare time, Wilby enjoyed hunting, fishing, working in his yard and gardening.

On June 9, 2023, Mr. Wallace was called to his eternal rest. He was reunited with his daughter, Angelicia Wallace; his parents, Wilby and Georgia Wallace, Sr.; and siblings, William A. Wallace, Howard Wallace, Ernest Wallace, Warren H. Wallace, James Wallace, Harold Wallace, Joseph Wallace, Franklin D. Wallace and Mary Ellen Green.

Mr. Wallace will be sorely missed by his wife of nearly 41 years, Hattie M. Wallace; two daughters, Pamela Y. Wallace (Walter) Dates and Regina Bowie; four sons, Gregory (Cassandra) Wilson, Wilby Wallace, III, Conrad (Vicky) Ragland and Fitzgerald Wallace; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; three sisters, Edna Wynn, Mary Lucille Wallace and Alice Marie Wallace; one brother, Harry Charles (Doris) Wallace; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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