Robert Wesley Wallace was born in Pawnee, Oklahoma, on 23 May 1936 to Elizabeth Teresa Hlavachek Wallace and Everett Wesley Wallace. He passed away peacefully with his wife and daughters by his side on 19 January, 2013.
He attended schools in Jenks, Oklahoma, and graduated from high school in El Dorado, Kansas. He attended Oklahoma A&M in Stillwater, Oklahoma, where he graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University in January 1959.But most importantly, he had earned his private pilots’ license from ROTC. He also met his wife of 53 years, Jan Lee Wyatt, and they were married in April of 1959.Three days later he left for San Antonio’s Lackland AFB where he started his military career in the USAF. His first flying assignment was Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio, where they spent several years. He flew the KC-135 with Strategic Air Command and did refueling missions for the 24 hour B52 program and ferried fighters to SE Asia and Europe.
In July of 1967 he decided on a career change and joined American Airlines where he spent almost 30 years in the cockpit. After retirement in 1996, he and Jan have traveled extensively and enjoyed time with their family.
Bob is survived by his wife Jan, daughters Elizabeth Wallace and Kathlina Vickers, son-in-law Kelly Vickers, and grandchildren Taylor and Nicole Vickers. He is also survived by his sister Donna McCray and brother, Frank Wallace both from Oklahoma.
The family wishes to thank all their friends at Robson Ranch who helped them in so many ways, all the out of town friends who sent their love and prayers, the New Life Church family and Hospice who compassionately helped them through the final days.
Bob was a devout student of the Bible and studied for many years. No more sorrow, no more tears as he is in the care of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to New Life Church1350 Milan Rd East, Sanger, Texas76266 or Ann’s Haven Hospice 325 W McKinneyDenton, Texas76201