LEWISVILLE, Tex. (BNc) by Foy Glenn Forehand — Wilson Wallace, faithful Christian and minister of the gospel for 67 years, passed from this life Feb. 24 at his home in Lewisville.
He was born in Denton, Tex., Feb. 10, 1926, the son of Foy E. Wallace, Jr. and Virgie Brightwell Wallace.
Wilson lived and preached in several states during his lifetime, including Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, California, and 17 years in Woodbridge, Virginia.
He held gospel meetings for the churches of Christ in over 30 states.
His passion was teaching others about Christ, and he held thousands of Bible studies in his home and the homes of others with the help of his faithful Christian wife of 60 years, Peggy McGahee Wallace.
His first sermon was preached in 1945 shortly after his graduation from the University of Oklahoma. Just four days prior to his passing he taught his final bible class in their retirement community.
He was a loving and patient husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
He is survived by his wife Peggy, children Julie McCormack and husband Tom, Killeen, Tex., John Wallace and wife Sheryl Hubbard, Tex., Foy Wallace III and wife Lina, Flower Mound, Tex., and Jamey Wallace, North Richland Hills, Tex., 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held in Flower Mound, Tex., Feb. 28.
I first met Wilson Wallace in Hubbard, Tex., when he was preaching in a gospel meeting there around 1995. I had known Julie McCormack, his daughter, for several years, having preached a gospel meeting in Killeen, Tex. Since meeting Wilson, I maintained contact through e-mail, but we never met face to face after that event in Hubbard.
In my short personal contact with Wilson and through our e-mail conversations this I noticed: he knew that the New Testament, the last will and testament of Jesus Christ, was and is the final communication from the Eternal Divine Nature to all mankind; that Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to guide the apostles and New Testament prophets into all truth; he was never afraid to preach the truth about the Bible, the one church Jesus built, the kind of living God requires, the mission and medium of the Holy Spirit, and the only worship God has authorized and will accept.
Listening to Wilson preach (I had heard his father several times and was always enthralled by his commitment to the truth of the gospel), it was as if I were listening to the words of the Bible, without addition, subtraction or substitution.
As with all who love the truth, I learned to love Wilson with the love of the Lord Jesus Christ the minute I heard him preach. I wish all could have heard him.