July 28, 1938 - February 29, 2020
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith; Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day. II Timothy 4:7-8 Claude Bailey Wallace, loving known as “Bobby”, was born on July 28, 1938 to the late Reverend David Wallace and the late Ella Mae Williams Wallace. He departed this life on February 29, 2020 at Edgecombe Health and Rehabilitation in Tarboro, NC. Bobby was one of nine children. He attended the Martin County public schools, and became a member of St. Mark Church of Christ, Everetts, NC at an early age. Bobby enjoyed singing with St. Mark Male Chorus and the Evening Stars of Everetts, NC which included his wife, sons and friends from the community. Bobby drove trucks for many years with several different companies. He later became self-employed with Wallace Trucking, Inc and continued until he became ill in 2009. Bobby loved his family and was like a father figure to his nieces and nephews. Bobby married the love of his life, Shirley Yvonne Hudson, and to this union they were blessed with four sons. Bobby was preceded in death by his loving wife, Shirley; son, David Wendell Wallace; six brothers, Marvin, Joe, David, John, Junior and Robert; two sisters, Elsie and Mamie. Bobby leaves to cherish his memories, his three sons, James Russell Wallace (Karen) of Robersonville, NC, Claude Nelson Wallace, Sr. (Ethel) of Williamston, NC, Donnie Bernard Wallace of Everetts, NC; two grandchildren, Claude Nelson Wallace, Jr. (Latonya) of Everetts, NC, Jamee Rushell Wallace of Kansas City, Misssouri; one adopted granddaughter, Kimberly Brown of Williamston, NC; seven great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Wilbert Ruffin of Baltimore, MD; one sister-in-law, Pattie Ann Carmack (Brady) of Plymouth, NC; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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