John Leslie Wallace

Saturday, February 9, 2019

John Leslie Wallace, 91, Walker, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. Leslie was born Dec. 4, 1927, in Nevada, Mo., to John Leslie Wallace and Katherine (Kaufman) Wallace. He was united in marriage to Mary Louise Oyler on Aug. 13, 1949, in Nevada, and she preceded him in death on June 16, 2012.

Leslie grew up in Vernon County and attended school in various one room school houses. He farmed, operated a dairy, and raised cattle and hogs throughout his life on his farm east of Walker. Leslie was Baptized in the Berea Christian Church and was a member of the Walker Christian Church. Leslie enjoyed woodworking.

Survivors include one son, Dennis Wallace and his wife, Pam, Walker; three grandchildren, Renee Ast and her husband, Kurt, Walker, Travern Wallace and his wife, Meisha, Las Vegas, Nev., and Keatyn Wallace and his wife, Bridgett, Walker; nine great-grandchildren, Taylor Edwards and husband, Ashton, Bretton Ast, Treyrn Ast, Kylee Wallace, Kendra Wallace, Tyler Wallace, Mia Wallace, Declan Wallace, and Liam Wallace; numerous nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, Mary, Leslie was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada, with Pastor Norm Conklin officiating. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park in Nevada. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Wednesday.

Memorials are suggested in his memory to the Walker Christian Youth Ministries in care of Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

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