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    Saturday, February 11 2023
    Rev Wiley Post Wallace

    Posted by: Clarke and Staples Funeral Homes AT 10:07 am   |  Permalink   |  31 Comments  |  Email
    I remember Billy talking about him a lot. Was very sorry to see that he had passed away. May God be with each member of his family. Lots of love from my home to yours
    Posted by Barbara (Mrs. Billy) Hudson on 02/11/2023 - 12:07 PM
    A loss to the community.
    Posted by Linda Pritchett Kemp on 02/11/2023 - 01:14 PM
    So sorry for your loss. We will keep you all in our prayers
    Posted by Joe and Audrey Spivey on 02/11/2023 - 01:36 PM
    keeping you in my prayers.💔🙏🙏
    Posted by Susie Wolf on 02/11/2023 - 02:05 PM
    Our many thoughts and prayers are with Carol, Mark, and the family. We are so thankful for the time spent with Wiley at Oakland Christian Church. Much love ❤️🙏🏼
    Posted by Jennifer Sullivan on 02/11/2023 - 02:55 PM
    So very, very sorry! What a fine, fine person he was! So glad I had the grand privilege of knowing him. My thoughts and prayers are with his entire family
    Posted by Ginna Wilson on 02/11/2023 - 03:05 PM
    Sorry for your loss.
    Posted by Teresa and David Cawthorne on 02/11/2023 - 03:48 PM
    Wiley was such a good man, father, minister, and friend. I believe he never knew a stranger, was always ready with a smile, hand shake, and gentle joke. I will cherish the memories of the few times we got to play music together.
    Posted by Robert J Spencer on 02/11/2023 - 04:05 PM
    What a wonderful kind man. Heaven needed a new preacher! I will remember the stories he would weave; never quite sure if they were legit and always told with that glint in his eyes. I will miss you Wiley. Am sure there are lots of people in heaven whom you’ve touched that will be glad to see you. Our prayers for peace go out to the family. With love. Kristina and Richard
    Posted by R Schmidt on 02/11/2023 - 04:36 PM
    Our hearts are saddened by the passing of one of our former pastors, Wiley Wallace. Wiley was such a great man of God. He was very special to our family. When my Mama, Nora Williamson, was very sick and before she passed away, she called out Wiley’s name, she wanted to see him and Carole bought him! I have that special photo of that moment. Prayers and much Love to Carole and Mark🙏🙏
    Posted by Nora(Lynn) and Jimmie Trent on 02/11/2023 - 05:06 PM
    Our thoughts and prayers are with Mark and his family at this time.We have heard many stories of your dear father and what a special bond you had with him. Peace and love, Cousins Gaeton, Maria, Arlo and Vivian
    Posted by Gaeton Leake and Family on 02/11/2023 - 05:11 PM
    We were blessed to know Wiley and Carol. Wiley was a fine southern gentleman in the best sense of that phrase. We will especially miss his sense of humor, his musical ability, and his welcoming friendliness, not to mention his strong, abiding faith in the Lord and in his fellow human beings. In the words of my late father, he was a "gentleman and a scholar", and there aren't many like that left. Carol...our prayers go out to you and we are thinking of you.
    Posted by Geoff & Mary Jane MacLaughlin on 02/11/2023 - 06:11 PM
    I am so sorry Carole. Sorry to say I haven't seen Wiley in years but I remember the wonderful times ,Barry and I had living with him.Love to you and your family.
    Posted by Norborne Berkeley on 02/11/2023 - 07:05 PM
    Prayers and love to Carol and the family. I can remember hearing him preach when I was a young girl. He was a nice man. RIP in Gods Love
    Posted by Rhonda Clements on 02/11/2023 - 07:31 PM
    One my favorite people I remember all the cups of coffee and long talks we shared around Mama Phyllis table and all the backyard music shared love to the family ❤️
    Posted by Martha Sweitzer on 02/11/2023 - 07:33 PM
    Mrs. Wallace, my deepest sympathy to you and your family during this time of sorrow. I pray God continues to bless and comfort you.
    Posted by LaVater L. Brown on 02/11/2023 - 08:05 PM
    Carole and Family, We extend our deepest sympathy to you and family upon the passing of Wiley. We remember the years of pastoral care and service Wiley provided to Union Hill Baptist. May God provide comfort to you all. With love.
    Posted by Jimmie and Lynn Trent on 02/11/2023 - 08:12 PM
    Our deep sympathy for your loss
    Posted by Meg Spencer on 02/11/2023 - 08:59 PM
    So sorry to hear about Wiley's passing. He pastored our church in Sussex twice during his career. He has a special place in our hearts. We have lots of memories.
    Posted by Arlene Aldridge-Branch on 02/11/2023 - 09:22 PM
    RIP, sorry for your loss.
    Posted by Bobby Bagley on 02/12/2023 - 01:52 PM
    On bealf of the sailors and wives of the USS OAK HILL LSD 7, we are so sad to hear of Wiley's passing. He was a shining light at our military reunions.
    Posted by Raylah Holm on 02/12/2023 - 04:30 PM
    Carole and Family, We are sorry to hear of Wiley's passing. While living in Kenbridge my parents, as well as us 11 children, really enjoyed having Wiley and Will over for dinner and afterwards, playing music and singing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We will have a great family reunion in Heaven one day. With love and prayers, Gracie Spivey La Place and Millie Spivey Rogers.
    Posted by Gracie La Place on 02/12/2023 - 07:24 PM
    Carole and Family We send our love and prayers. What a grand man Wiley was, so kind, friendly and godly. We know he and Will have had a grand reunion in heaven. Love and peace during this sad time. Jack and Margaret
    Posted by Jack and Margaret Richards on 02/13/2023 - 01:41 PM
    So sorry to learn about Wiley, Carole. Dean enjoyed the time spent with him in their later years and talked fondly about Wiley and his brother during their time aboard ship. May God bless you.
    Posted by Dean and Kathy Johnson on 02/13/2023 - 02:18 PM
    Uncle Wiley always had a welcoming smile, those beautiful Wallace eyes that matched those of my mother Nancy and a kind and witty personality. One of my best childhood memories is when he helped with my 5th birthday party at Grandma Sue’s house and took us all for rides in his restored Model T. He was a great musical talent and will be missed by all those whose lives he touched.
    Posted by Kevin Sommers on 02/13/2023 - 02:40 PM
    Dear Carole & Family~We are very sorry about the passing of Wiley. A true Southern Gentleman. We always enjoyed visiting with you and Wiley at the USS Oak Hill LSD7 Navy Reunions! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Posted by Bernie & Susan Friedl on 02/14/2023 - 01:44 PM
    Carole so sorry on the passing of Rev. Wallace my condolences to you and your family🙏
    Posted by Wayne B Smith on 02/14/2023 - 04:32 PM
    Harold and were so blessed to have him marry us at Newville Baptist Church Waverly, VA on July 28, 1968. We were lucky enough to see him again at a few bluegrass events over the years. We will join him in heaven one day. May God give you comfort.
    Posted by Harold and Nancy Rose Wellons on 02/15/2023 - 05:46 PM
    So very sorry for your loss. Our hearts are saddened. Wiley was a fun-loving character and his humor was very enjoyable. Wiley and Carole were one of our closest couples who joined us at the USS Oak Hill reunions. We will miss him dearly. Our prayers and thoughts are with you, Carole, and your family. RIP Sailor!!
    Posted by Jim & Barbara Benning on 02/16/2023 - 09:13 PM
    I met Wiley when I was 10 years old, 65 years ago. A finer man I've never known. I joined the Navy at his urging. He traveled to New Jersey to perform my marriage. Wiley had always been a big part of my life, and will be missed. It's good to know he's been made whole, and now resides with his parents and twelve siblings in the Promised Land.
    Posted by Rich Dohm on 02/19/2023 - 09:56 AM
    A true gentleman, will be missed a lot!
    Posted by John E Love on 02/19/2023 - 11:18 PM

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    Rev. Wiley Post Wallace, 87, of Kenbridge, Va. went to be with his Lord and Saviour on February 11, 2023. He was the last of 13 children and twin of, Dr. Will Rogers Wallace,  born to the late  Anderson Coleman Wallace and Ella Sue Ashworth Wallace and was the father of the late Chris Charles “CC” Wallace. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Carole F. Wallace; his daughter, Kay W. Adams; his sons, Keith A. Wallace and Mark C. Wallace (Melinda); 2 grandchildren, Finnegan Wiley Wallace and Emery Brynn Wallace; sisters-in-law, Carolyn P. Wallace (Kent's widow) and Gail S. Wallace (Will's widow); devoted caretakers, Vickie Tisdale and Ashley Tisdale; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Wiley graduated from Kenbridge High School and went on to Bluefield College. He received his bachelor’s degree from Carson Newman College and later attended Union Theological Seminary. He served our country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He pastored numerous churches throughout Virginia. He was also employed by the Virginia Parole Board for approximately 5 years. He was a member of VFW Post 9954, American Legion Post 147 and  Victoria Masonic Lodge 304. He was a member of the Kenbridge Baptist Church where the family will receive friends Wednesday, February 15, 2023 from noon until start of services at 2PM. Interment in the Kenbridge Heights Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider memorial donations to the Kenbridge Baptist Church or the Kenbridge Fire Department.  Clarke Funeral Home, Kenbridge, in charge of arrangements.

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