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Joseph Wallace

February 1, 1952 — March 15, 2018

Capt. (Ret) Pat Wallace 66, of Amarillo died Thursday, March 15, 2018 in Amarillo.

Services will be at 2:00 PM Monday at Rector Funeral Home Osage Chapel with Scott Higginbotham, pastor of Temple Baptist Church officiating.  Interment will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Rector Funeral Home Osage Chapel, 2800 S. Osage St.

Joseph Patrick "Pat" Wallace was born February 1, 1952 in Pampa, Texas to Willila and Marvin Wallace. He was the oldest of four children. Pat loved life. He served in the Army, Army Reserves and National Guard before retiring as a Captain. Pat was proud of being a veteran and always stood up for veteran causes. He never forgot about the service men and women who protect our country and keep us free and strong. After retiring from the military, Pat worked at the VA Hospital and later retired from Exell Helium plant. His passions were guns, hunting and fishing, cooking, family, and friends. He was a great son, wonderful father, loving brother, awesome uncle and the very best Popsie ever. Pat could and would cook anything, preferably in a crockpot. He loved people. Pat had friends for a short time before they became family. He was a Christian, a veteran, a conservative and was happy to share his beliefs and ideas with all who would listen. Pat was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Wallace, Jr, and a brother, Mike Wallace.

He is survived by his Mother and Stepdad Willila and Bill Abell, a son, James and Courtney Wallace, sisters, Kay Elliott, Vanessa and Jerry Caudle, nephew Galyn and Amanda Gafford, niece, Trisha and Matthew Roberts, Granddaughter, Caylee Wallace, Step-grandchildren, Tammara and Joe Carroll, Preston Simms, Great Nephews and Niece, Tyler, Ryan and Jake Gafford, Amy and Brett Roberts, and a Great Grandson, Riker Carroll. A special thanks to Karen Wallace-Massey, Kent Wiser and Lisa for all of the help, love and care you gave Pat.

To all of his friends and extended family, he loved you.

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