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Charles Preston Wallace

LEBANON, Va. / BANNER ELK, N.C.

Charles Preston Wallace, age 72, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020 at the Watauga Medical Center in Boone, N.C.

He was born in Virginia in 1947 to the late Clyde Charles and Mary G. Wallace. Charles never married, but had many "children" as an educator and band director in Lebanon, Va. His love and appreciation for the art of music was shared with many young minds over the years, and for that we are thankful.

Charles is survived by the friends he made throughout the years that became his family in his heart, including his best friend, Willie "Skeet" Beaver of Salisbury, N.C.; and his "band kids" and their families.

At Charles' request, there will be no services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to any school music program would be appreciated.

To share memories of Charles Preston Wallace, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Charles' family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.


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I remember visiting what my Grandmother Jessie called the "old home place" in Honaker sometimes in the summer. Great-Aunt Mary and Uncle Clyde (Jessie's brother) would have the croquet set up before I arrived. Cousin Charlie taught me how to play chess. He had a dry sense of humor and quietly would push me into getting into trouble but he was always so much fun! I lost touch with Charlie years ago and only learned of his death today through Ancestry while working on our family tree. Keep your family close, don't lose touch, don't forget about them even if they are far away. --Love to you Cousin Charlie

Kimberly Jackson Shepherd Dec 18 2021 12:00 AM

Audrey Anderson Barker Sep 28 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Wallace

Audrey Anderson Barker Sep 28 2020 12:00 AM

I worked with Charles for several years in Richmond, VA at Signet Bank. We were friends in the late 1980's until he left Richmond. I have only learned of his passing today and am sorry to hear of it. Godspeed, my friend.

C. R. Daisey Sep 1 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Wallace

C. R. Daisey Sep 1 2020 12:00 AM

Charles and I were almost like brothers at ASU. We kept in touch for 50 years. I knew his Mother and she lived to be 100 years old. I thought Charles would have a long life, but God had a different plan. RIP, my buddy! Skeet

Misschief11@twc.com May 27 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Wallace

Misschief11@twc.com May 27 2020 12:00 AM

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