Thomas A. Wallace, 85, of Evansville, Ind., died Oct. 10, 2002, at Deaconess Hospital.
He was a graduate of Reitz High School.
He retired after 42 years of service from Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company in 1980. He was a foreman at the Ohio River and Cully Station Power Plants.
He also was a U.S. Army Veteran in the 68th Field Artillery and a member of Epworth United Methodist Church in Newburgh, Ind., the Loyal Order of Moose 2439, Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie NO 427, Inc., VFW Post 1114 Fathers Auxiliary, Order of the Owls Nest 30, and Evansville Lapidary, where he was known as the King of Hearts for the jewelry he made.
He was an avid fisherman, bowler and football fan.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law -- Sharon Henshaw and Ralph Henshaw, of Newburgh, Ind.; three sons and daughters-in-law -- Ed Wallace and Betty Wallace of Evansville, Ind., Ray Wallace and Cheryl Wallace of Evansville, and Ralph Wallace and Linda Wallace of Wadesvillem, Ind; seven grandchildren -- Julie Hawkins, Angela Sharp, Krista Hulsman, Mike Wallace, Jeff (Allen) Henshaw, Greg Henshaw, Nathan Wallace; two step grandchildren; six great-grandchildren -- Kyle Wallace, Dane Henshaw, Olivia Henshaw, Tristan Sharp, Lauren Sharp and Clay Henshaw; five step great-grandchildren; two brothers -- Royce E. Wallace of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Lowell E. Wallace of Cherokee Village; a stepsister, Phyllis Eckels; and two stepbrothers -- C.A. Manning and Jerry Manning,
He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Margle Stumpp Wallace, and his brother, John J. Wallace.
The funeral was Oct. 14 at Alexander North Chapel, officiated by Pastor Wade Compton. Burial followed at Sunset Memorial Park.
Vanderburgh County Retired Veterans Memorial Club conducted military rites at the cemetery.
Memorial may be made to the American Diabetes Association or Kidney Foundation.
Arrangements were under the direction of Alexander North Chapel, 4200 Stringtown Road. Remembrances may be made online at www.mem.com.