Gilbert Roscoe Wallace, age 72, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO. Gilbert was born on July 7, 1946 in Dover, TN, a son of the late Dillon Wallace and Ruth Laydell (Warnick) Wallace.
Gilbert was a Vietnam Veteran who proudly served with the 101st Airborne Division in the United States Army. During his tour of duty he was awarded the Bronze Star. On August 13, 1970, Gilbert married Brenda Joyce Knight, the love of his life in Granite City, IL. Gilbert retired from Metro East Industries in Alorton, IL, as a supervisor. His greatest joy was hunting and spending time on his property in Grassy, MO. Gilbert was a loving husband, father, grandfather and a friend to many. He loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents, Gilbert was preceded in death by his brother, Herald Gene Wallace.
He is survived by his devoted wife of forty-eight years, Brenda Wallace of Granite City, IL; loving children, Laura (Mike) Gordon and Jeff (Lisa Staggs) Wallace, both of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to Emily, Katelyn and Bo; extended family and many dear friends.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.
In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 4, 2019 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL.
Gilbert will be laid to rest at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO, with full military honors conducted by the Unites States Army.
Memorial donations may be given to D.A.V. (Disabled American Veterans). Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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