Kenneth David Wallace, age 52, passed away in Independence, Oregon on June 11, 2013. The cause was liverfailure as a result of toxic exposures in Desert Shield/Storm during the Gulf War.
Born June 23, 1960 in Roseburg, Oregon, to Denver and Ruth Wallace, he graduated from South Umpqua High School in 1978. Ken served in The United States Air Force until 1994, attaining the rank of Sergeant as a weather journeyman.
Ken was raised in Myrtle Creek, and later lived in Roseburg and Cottage Grove Oregon. He worked at Fat Harvey’s Truck Stop prior to enlisting in the Air Force. After his discharge from the service he worked at the Roseburg VA, Oregon Employment Department, Bayliner and Armored Transport, until his health further declined.
Ken was at one time an avid outdoorsman. He loved guns, hunting, fishing and crabbing. He will be especially remembered for pulling "Fish Tales", his beloved boat, and for the telling of all the tall stories he told through his short years.
Survivors include his faithful canine companion, Lily, and his brother Ron (Kim) Wallace from Dallas, Oregon, sister-in-law, Margaret from McMinnville, Oregon, and numerous nieces and nephews who loved their "Uncle Buck" unconditionally. Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Denver and Ruth, and his eldest brother, Duane.
Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 21, 2013 at The Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Roseburg Oregon followed by internment on the grounds. Relatives and friends are welcome to join in fellowship and share memories immediately following at Kowloon Restaurant, 2686 NE Diamond Lake Blvd, Roseburg, Oregon.
With appreciation to Willamette Valley Hospice for their support.