Richard H. Wallace
July 27, 1949 - August 28, 2020
Richard H. Wallace, age 71, of Newark, DE, passed away on Friday, August 28, 2020.
Born in Nassawadox, VA on July 27, 1949, he was the son of the late Harry R. and Violet (Jones) Wallace. Richard proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Later, he was a mail carrier, retiring after over 30 years of service.
Richard was a member of St. Nicholas Episcopal Church. He was a lifetime member of the VFW, Disabled Veterans of America, and 11th Armored Cavalry’s Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia. Richard was a proud Green Bay Packers fan and shareholder, and council member of the Clan Wallace Society. He was known by his family and friends as an exceptionally hard worker. In his leisure time Richard enjoyed travelling. A man with a huge heart, he loved animals and more importantly, his family and grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Linda (Parks) Wallace. He is survived by his children, Jennifer N. Melanson (Christopher) of Culpeper, VA, Lauren W. Bernardo (Lance) of Elkton, MD and Richard Tyler Wallace of Newark, DE; and grandchildren, Mason and Sasha Bernardo.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 noon on Monday, September 14, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Services and interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Richard’s name to Veterans of Foreign Wars at heroes.vfw.org or by mailing a check to VFW, Processing Center, P.O. Box 8958, Topeka, KS 66608-8958.