Harry A Wallace III

S/Sgt HARRY A. WALLACE III, aka G or Wally, went on a Great Adventure on March 15, 2020.   He was really excited about being reunited with his mother,  Libbo (Elisabeth Mathews);  father, Harry Jr.;  brother, William B. Wallace; and his wonderful grandparents.

He loved his life on earth and felt like he was the most blessed man ever to be.   He is survived by his beloved wife of fifty-seven years: Buffy (Merrill); children:   Dr. Mary Buffington Jenkins (Button), Harry A., IV (Scotty or Poppy), Elizabeth Becker (Liza) and Matthew M. He loved their spouses: Greg, Catherine, Frank and Tessie.   Also, he LOVED the grandchildren to the highest degree: Sam and Will Jenkins;  Harry, James and Mary Charles Wallace;  Frank J., Katherine and Wally Becker and young Smith Wallace; and his sister, Lavender.   He loved his delightful sister, Dolly (Hartman); and his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, as well as multiple nieces, nephews and godchildren.

Actually, he cared for people of all sizes, shapes, ages and walks of life.   He loved his employment: 31 years as a stock broker and an additional 22 years as an insurance agent with a little real estate, and teaching on the side.   His hobbies were many, but mostly boating and gardening, baseball, reading, watching his grandchildren play sports and all things Scottish:  games, bagpipes and Scotch whiskey.

He attended Charleston High School, Kentucky Military Institute, Kimball Union Academy, Babson College and the University of Virginia School of Business.   He was a long-time member of Christ Church United Methodist and the Charleston Boat Club and he was a Paul Harris Fellow in the Rotary Club.   Additionally, he was a council member of the Clan Wallace Society, joining in 1967 and served as the second president on the society board of directors.

He served in the Army Reserves, on the Kanawha County Board of Education,  the Spring Hill Cemetery Board, the WV Wesleyan College Board of Trustees, and as President of the Clan Wallace Society International.   He liked the Boy Scouts, the U.S. Army and many other local organizations,  including the Children’s Home Society and the Charleston Light Opera Guild.

In lieu of flowers,  give your wait staff a big tip,  because “they are working their way through college.”

A graveside service was held with immediate family on March 18 and a Celebration of Life will be planned when all of WCF (Wally’s Circle of Friends) can get together without social distancing.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com

Published in Charleston Gazette-Mail on Mar. 22, 2020

Frank Wallace Leslie 1954 – 2020

Frank Wallace Leslie
1954 – 2020

Frank Wallace Leslie, age 66, of Kempner, Texas passed away on Friday, October 9, 2020. Frank was born October 6, 1954 in Newark, Ohio to parents Henry and Elsie Leslie.

Mr. Leslie served his country honorably in the United States Army for 21 years before his retirement. During his time served, he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and several others. After his retirement from the Army, Frank worked as a Test Support Specialist for Civil Service. Frank was also active in the Mount Hiram Masonic Lodge and the Eastern Star. In his free time, Frank liked to participate in competitive shooting, watching the Highland games, war gaming, learning history, and especially enjoyed his Single Malt Saturdays.

In 1977, Frank married the love of his life, Wynona Lynne. Together they shared 43 years of marriage.

Frank is survived by his wife, Wynona “Lynne” Leslie; daughter Sheryl Lynne Leslie; and son Jason Christopher Leslie and wife,Tiffany as well as nine grandchildren; Austin Armstrong, Angel Armstrong, Mark Armstrong, Sebastian Leslie, Kaylee Leslie, Baylee Leslie, Jonathan Leslie, Christian Leslie, Jacquylyn Bicknell.

Annual Membership Renewal Notices

I’ve received numerous emails over the last couple days regarding these.

So long story short, when the membership database was finalized and merged with the website, without knowing who had an active annual membership and who did not, I set all previous annual members to expire within the membership system to December 31, 2020.

So with that, the first round of notifications have automatically been sent out that your membership with the society will expire.

Should you choose to renew just follow the directions within the email.  Should you decide not to, then simply do nothing and your membership will expire on December 31.  This expiration will also remove your access to the members area of the website along, which includes access to the quarterly society newsletter.

As always, should there be any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.