George Roy Wallace, age 76 of Springfield, passed from this life on December 12, 2021 at his home. There are no public services planned at this time.
George was born June 17, 1945 in Nashville. His family moved to a ranch in Florida where he grew up. While in Florida, George found joy in bull riding, gaining the title of “Champion Bull Rider” at age 15. His family moved back to Tennessee, where George attended East Robertson, followed by Springfield High School. After that he served in the Army in the 101st Airborne Division and was a member of the American Legion Post 45 in Greenbrier.
George was known take the most difficult, challenging, and impossible Steel fabrication tasks. When people claimed there was no way to make a project work, he always came up with a way to make it possible, astounding others within his field. Due to his expertise, George always got calls from others in the field on how to make the “no way” projects work. Those calls always thrilled him. He loved his work, along with helping others.
He is survived by his loving wife, Janice Wallace, only daughter, Ellen Wallace, and his two granddaughters, Janna and Hollie Morgan. He is also survived by his sister and brothers-in-law, Joyce and Bobby Parks, Jr. of White House, Louise Redferin of Cross Plains, and Betty-Joe and Eric Amudson of Apple Valley, CA; Brothers and sister-in-law, Jerry Wallace of Springfield and Donnie and Vicky Wallace of Springfield; uncle and aunt, Bill and Pam Holloway of Sioux Falls, SD; nephew, Michael Cook; and niece Stefani Cook of Coopertown.
If you wish to make a donation in George Wallace’s memory, donations can be sent to The Wounded Warrior Project Inc. (855) 448-3997 or www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate
Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements