Obituary of Terrell Richard Wallace
Wallace, Terrell Richard, 84, of St. Petersburg, went to be with the Lord on March 5, 2020.
Richard was born in Georgia and moved to Florida upon his retirement from the Army in 1979. After retirement from the Army, he served 15 years with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Clearwater, FL. He began his military career in 1953 as an Infantryman with the 11th Airborne Division; subsequent assignments include the 508th RCT, US Army Airborne School, and the 11th Airborne Recon (Special Forces) Vincenza and Verona, Italy. In 1964, he received a direct appointment to Warrant Officer in Parachute Maintenance and Aerial Delivery Procedures. His Warrant Officer’s assignments included two assignments with the 101st Airborne Division, the US Army Aviation Center, Special Forces Detachment (Airborne) Europe, Defense Supply Agency-Atlanta, GA, 3rd Battalion 7th Special Forces and 193rd Infantry Brigade-Panama Canal Zone.
His awards and special qualifications include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal, Army Commendation with 7 Oak Leaf Clusters, Expert Infantry Badge, Master Parachutist, HALO Parachutist, Army Pathfinder and Parachute Rigger, many Unit and Service awards.
He was a lifetime member of Chapter 21, Special Forces Association, 101st Airborne Division Association, 82nd Airborne Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Military Officers Association of America, Military Order of the World Wars, American Legion and the Fraternal Order of Elks.
A Mass of Christian burial will take place at 11am on Wednesday, March 11, Holy Family Catholic Church, 200 78th Avenue NE St. Petersburg, FL 33702. Entombment with Military honors will immediately follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 5233 118th Avenue N. Clearwater, FL 33760.
Terrell is survived by his loving wife, Maria Wallace; brother, Douglas Wallace; children, Terrell Wallace (Linda), Jerry Wallace (Joanne), Sherry Wallace (Heather), Gary Wallace (Kimberly), Kerry Krause (Shannon); step-son, Joseph Boeckel (Terri); grandchildren, Angelina (Mariano), Jennifer (Kyle), Jaclyn, Amanda (Stephen), Ryan, Chase, Austin; great grandchildren, Reagan, Kaylee, Easton, Cooper, Mallena; many extended family members and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Terrell’s honor with checks made payable to “FGCC 101st ABN” and mailed to Richard Pack, Treasurer, 107 61st St. E., Palmetto, FL 34221 with “Terrell Richard Wallace Scholarship Fund” written in the memo.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Terrell Wallace, please visit Tribute Store