Sonny  Wallace


Services for Shirley Lynn 'Sonny' Wallace, 81, of Allen, are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Richmond Avenue Free Will Baptist Church. The Rev. Buddy Drake will officiate. Burial will follow at Citra Cemetery.
Mr. Wallace died Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at his home. He was born Dec. 16, 1937, in Allen to Johnnie Lee Thompson. He served in the U.S. Army, was a rancher, a member of Richmond Avenue Free Will Baptist Church and Allen Masonic Lodge.
He and Cleota Wilyene Lawson were married Feb. 12, 1962, in Allen.
Survivors include his wife Wilyene, of the home; three children, Stan Wallace and his wife, Lisa, of Allen, David Wallace of Allen, and Lisa Graves and her husband, Frank, of Poplarville, Mississippi; five grandchildren, Britten Wallace, Maebrey Wallace, Chase Graves, Bryce Graves and Kenna Graves; a brother and sister-in-law, Buddy and Arlene Lawson of Non; and a sister-in-law, June Lawson of Ada; four sisters, Alice Douglas of Natchez, Mississippi, Joyce Sells of Atwood, Betty Mitchell of Allen and Gen Black of Allen; and uncle Ed Wallace and his wife Joan, of Antlers.
He was preceded in death by his mother; three sisters, Kattie Prentice, Mary Ross and Gwen Robinson; a brother-in-law, Bob Lawson; and his father-in-law, Jackson Lawson.
Bearers are Rick Jones, Sam Richards, Clinton Couch, George Holder, Dale Jesse and Josh Black. Honorary bearers are Tommy McFerran, Jesse Moore, Johnny Self, Bill Duncan, Jack Goodson, Aaron Swafford, Speck Harden, Craig Jones and the Allen Masonic Lodge.
The family says those who wish may make memorials to the Cowboy Crisis Fund, P. O. Box 243, Fittstown, OK 74842.
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Published on February 4, 2019
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