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Bobby Richard Wallace

Bobby Richard Wallace, 68, of Dunlap died peacefully at home with his family lovingly around him.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Cartwright, a retired coal miner and maintenance director of NHC of Sequatchie County, and an avid sportsman, having played with the Kansas City Athletics Minor League team. He also played a variety of positions in sports such as a quarterback in football, pitcher in baseball and a center in basketball. He coached his children and others for many years. He wanted to be remembered as a child of God, loving father and husband.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Wallace Jr. and Ollie Hargis Wallace; and brother, Kelly Ray Wallace.

Survivors include his wife, Diane Wallace; son, Rick (Scarlett) Wallace; daughters, Tab (Tony) Tate and Denise Bradford; grandchildren, Hunter, Wallace, Chasity, Payton and Destini Carlton, Ashley, Maritta and Hannah Hickey; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Judy Lamb; brother, Frankie (Buddy) Wallace; uncles, J.T. Hargis, Donnie Hargis and Tommy Wallace; and aunts, Leana Bach and Ruby Mosley.

Funeral services were held Monday, November 7 in the funeral home chapel with Pastor David Burgess officiating. Burial was in Bryant Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Sequatchie County Cancer Support Network.

An online guestbook is at

Ewton Funeral Home of Dunlap was in charge of arrangements.

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