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Samuel Randolph Wallace

Laurens, S.C. – Samuel Randolph Wallace, 94, husband of the late Jennie Young Wallace, passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community.

Born in Laurens, he was a son of the late Martin Gary Wallace, Sr. and Amelia Bolt Wallace. A WWII U.S. Army veteran, he was a life-long member of First United Methodist Church where he held numerous offices, including Chairman of Trustees, Chairman of Staff-Parish Relations Committee, and President of Methodist Men. He also served as past President of the Laurens Lions Club.  Mr. Wallace was a former Commissioner for Laurens Commission of Public Works and subsequently served as CPW General Manager for 35 years.  Recently, Laurens CPW honored him when they dedicated the Sam R. Wallace Employee Training Facility on Church Street.

A memorial service for the Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 5, in Rasor Chapel.

A memorial service for the community will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at First United Methodist Church. The family will greet friends immediately following the memorial service in the sanctuary. Prior to the first service, a private committal with Military Honors will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Condolences can be expressed to the family at

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