Frank Edward Wallace

Born in Dunmore, PA

Resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Frank Edward Wallace, 91, of Hendersonville, Tennessee, passed away in his sleep on August 3, 2018 at NHC Place Sumner in Gallatin, Tennessee.

Born in Dunmore, Pennsylvania on March 15, 1927, he was the son of the late Frank and Susan Speshok Wallace.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mabel Carl Wallace; his sister Pauline Wegrzyn; and his brother, John Wallace.

Frank is survived by his wife Martha Anderson Wallace; his children Kathy Wallace, Janet Ulm, and Steve Ulm; and many loving grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family. Frank was a loving father, husband, uncle, great uncle, grandfather and friend to all.

Frank joined the Navy during World War II, when he was only 17 years old and still in his Senior year of high school. He joined the US State Department Foreign Service in 1948. His first post was in Sofia, Bulgaria as a civilian embassy guard. While there, he met his first wife Mabel Carl Wallace, of Nashville, and they were married in Rome, Italy. He served many places overseas, including Paris, London, Budapest, Athens, Washington, D.C., Saudi Arabia, Burma and Nigeria.

He retired to his home in Hendersonville in 1975 at age 50. Frank enjoyed working with his hands so much that he started his own business restoring and selling antique light fixtures. He was blessed to meet “the love of his life,” Martha Anderson, at age 69. Together, they were a blessing to their family, friends and anyone who met them.

A special thank you to family and friends who provided so much loving care and support during Frank’s illness. A grateful thank you to The Health Center at Richland Place in Nashville and NHC Place Sumner in Gallatin for their gentle and compassionate care. Also thank you to Hendersonville Memorial Gardens Funeral Home for all the arrangements.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at Hendersonville First United Methodist Church.  Celebration of Life service will follow at the church at 2:30 p.m. with Brother Randy Goodman officiating. Following the funeral, Frank will be laid to rest in the Garden of the Cross at Hendersonville Memory Gardens.

Memorial donations may be made to the operating fund of Hendersonville United Methodist Church, 217 East Main Street, Hendersonville TN 37075.

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5 Comments to Frank Edward Wallace

  1. Patti Ulm
    August 6, 2018 1:14 pm

    Mr. Frank will forever hold a special place in my heart.
    His smile could light up a room wherever he went. He will be missed dearly but I thank God I had the chance to meet him and spend time with him. Angels are now singing as another angel just joined them. Love you Patti Ulm

  2. Jamie Clary
    August 6, 2018 9:22 pm

    He was a bright light on Sundays when I made it to the traditional service at HFUMC.

  3. Dottie Floyd
    August 7, 2018 11:44 am

    So sirry Kathy. and Mrs. Martha. I had the pleasure of meeting him when I worked with you Kathy.
    May God give you peace during this time.

  4. Karen and Bill Heuter
    August 7, 2018 11:59 am

    So sorry for your loss, Martha, and Kathy, I know he is in God’s loving hands. Rest in pease Frank. Take care of each other. ❤️

  5. Kevin Lee - (formerly-Metro Medical)
    September 14, 2018 3:59 am

    I met Frank and Martha about 3 years ago when they came to my medical supply store on Church St. So beautiful and such a pleasant couple…and their residence in Hendersonville, coincidentally, made them my neighbors 10 mins away. And their daughter has a store here also I learned and actually shop at as well. Moreover, their rapport was intriguing and so sweet. Subsequently, I also got to make the delivery of their purchase(s)..not once but thrice. One for them, one for them after the fire, and one for a relative. I meet a lot of people in this business and go into a lot of homes to do the delivery after I’ve done the sale in-store. And of all I can remember, Frank and Martha were the 2 most welcoming, talkative, unassuming people who you would swear were almost family instantly…or long separated relatives 😉 So sorry for your loss, Mrs. Wallace. It was my pleasure to serve you. Be well and take care. Frank was an awesome fella!

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