Larry Edward Wallace, age 76, died on July 1, 2020 at his home in Newberry, Michigan. His wife of 23 years/best friend of 31 years was at his side. He was born in Pontiac, Michigan to James William Wallace and Betty (Clyne) Wallace, on July 13, 1943.
He received his High School Education in Rochester, MI and then joined the Navy, serving on the USS Randolph (CVS-15). He then became a heavy equipment mechanic/operator, A member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 324 for 47 years.
Larry loved boating, reading westerns, farming, and Nascar Races, his favorite Ford Team owner was Jack Rousch. He raised English Setters and was an avid bird hunter. He married Dawn Marie (Thomas) in Reno, Nevada on December 4, 1996. Larry and Dawn were full-time RV’rs for 15+ years and spent most cold months in Miami, Florida. They loved to travel and sight see around the U.S. and spend time with family.
Larry is survived by his wife Dawn Marie (Thomas) Wallace; daughters Pandora Lynn Wallace of Deford, MI; Ladinia Marie Davis of Ludington, MI; and Nadeene Nikole (Dana) Delong; his son, Heath Alexander Wallace of Sunburst, MT; and stepson Jeremy (Laura) Ott of Menasha, WI. Plus 12 wonderful grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, James William Wallace and Richard Wallace.
Family plans to gather for a private celebration of his life.