Basil Wallace of Wayne

Basil Wallace, 69,of Wayne, WV, formerly of Rittman, OH, passed away Saturday, December 25, 2010 at his residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 31, 2010 at the Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman, OH. Burial will follow at the Rittman Cemeteries. He was born April 11, 1941 at Dunlow, WV, a son of the late Freelin and Virgie Smith Wallace. Basil was a retired employee of Quality Castings in Orville, OH and was Baptist by faith. His wife, Donna Sue Wallace, brothers, Aley Wallace and Jarvie Wallace, an infant sister Lola Wallace, and granddaughter Shelly Rene Wallace also preceded him in death. Survivors include a daughter, Della Stapleton and husband, Sam of East Lynn, WV; a step-daughter, Kelly Saal of Wooster, OH; two sons, Brett Wallace and wife, Josie of Lavalette, WV, and Terry Wallace of Marysville, OH; a step-son, Jeff Fite of Paris, KY; three brothers, Lemuel Wallace and wife, Loretta, and Bobby Wallace and wife, Roberta, all of Wayne, WV, and Curt Wallace and wife, Grace of Fort Gay, WV; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne, WV, and from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Gillman Funeral Home.