September 8, 2023 at 7:45 a.m.
Paul W. Wallace, 85, Hope
By Bass and Gasper Funeral Home
Paul W. Wallace, 85, of Hope, passed away at 3:25 a.m. on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at Columbus Regional Hospital.
He was born on July 12, 1938, in Columbus, Indiana the son of Paul K. and Florence Jean (Trinkle) Wallace. He was raised in Hope and had been a resident all of his life. He graduated from Clifford High School in 1956 and was a member of the Columbus Community Church. He retired from Cummins Engine Company after 32 years of service.
Paul enjoyed gardening, playing with his dogs and travelling. He was an avid Purdue fan and enjoyed following his kids and grandkids in their sporting events.
He married Shirley Gatewood on May 3, 1997, in Hope, Indiana and she survives.
Other survivors include 4 daughters, Kim (Dave) Dillahay of Columbus; Celsie Miller and Casey Miller both of Hope, Amber Boyd of Louisville, Kentucky; 9 sons, Jeff (Pam) Wallace and Cody Miller both of Columbus, Greg (Carolyn) Wallace, Mike (Tracy) Wallace, Eric (Susan) Wallace and Tim Wallace all of Hope, Kevin (Susan) Wallace of Fairland, Tim Boyd and Brad Boyd both of North Vernon; sister, Patricia (Del) May of South Bend; brother, Stanley (Arline) Wallace of Lafayette; 32 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Steve "Burt" Wallace and his brother, Dale Wallace.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at 1 p.m.at the Bass & Gasper Funeral Home in Westport with Pastor Dale Boyd officiating. Burial will take place following the service at the Westport Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 12 from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Spina Bifida Association in honor of Izaiah Wallace through the funeral home.