Deacon Oscar D. Wallace was born December 2, 1952 to Mr. and Mrs. Percy and Mattie Wallace. He confessed Christ at an early age. He attended Westfield High School and was a graduate of the class of 1971. He furthered his education at Lawson State Community College in Birmingham and the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he earned a Bachelor's of Science degree with a major in Visual Arts and a minor in social studies.
Deacon Wallace lived the honorable life of service. As a boy he was a member of the Boy Scouts of America. He was a beloved husband, father, son, brother, and uncle, cherishing his family and offering his support whenever needed. He served his country as a United States Army Infantry Medic, fulfilling his life long dream of being a soldier. He influenced the lives of countless students in his services as a middle school and high school art teacher and drill team instructor. He utilized his art talents as a sign designer with Commander Board Signs, Fairfield, Alabama. Deacon Wallace graduated the Alabama State Corrections Academy and was employed with the Alabama State Department of Corrections as a corrections officer at West Jefferson Prison, now known as William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility. He continued his quest to protect the overall community as a Custom Protection Officer (CPO) with G4S Wackenhut. Deacon Wallace dedicated himself to the service of his Lord as a deacon of the Evening Star Missionary Baptist Church, offering support and insight to pastors and membership. He sang the praises of his Lord and Savior in the church choir and as a member of the Gospel Messengers.
Deacon Wallace loved the Edgewater community and referred to it as "God's Country". He often spoke of his many childhood adventures with family and friends. Deacon Wallace was outspoken and full of fun and laughter. He was proud of where he grew up and lived and was eager to share that pride with others. He loved to invite people to come to Edgewater. Of course, there is no obituary that can fully encapsulate all of Deacon Wallace's accomplishments and his influence on the many people with which he came in contact with.
Deacon Wallace was preceded in death by his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Percy and Mattie Wallace; his brother, Percy Wallace and his sister Tywanna Wallace.
He leaves to cherish his memory a loving and devoted wife of 17 years, Andrea; four daughters - Ebony Wallace, Predethia Wallace, Charmaine Wallace (Julian) and Briana Washington; four sons - Patrick Brown, Larry Stallens, Stephen Gains, Zachary Gains; three brothers- Anthony Wallace (Crystal), Darryl Wallace and Narnell Wallace (Leslie); three sisters - Rosa Lee Bailey, Selena Kennedy (John) and Sheryl Wallace; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and host of other relatives and friends and the congregation of Evening Star Missionary Baptist Church.
Leaning into the wind he fought with great valor,
"Forever foward," taking the hill,.
His misson fully accomplished
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