Wallace R. Avey, 91
Posted on October 19, 2013
Wallace R. Avey, 91, of rural Ossian, passed away Oct. 17, 2013, at River Terrace Estates.
He was born Nov. 29, 1921, in Jay County to the late Taylor D. and Katie L. (Michael) Avey.
He worked as a farmer, an owner and operator of his own welding and blacksmith shop, as the Wells County Veterans service officer, and with the Department of Veterans Affairs for Indiana.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1945. He was later a member of American Legion Post 111 and Lancaster Chapel United Methodist Church. He enjoyed spending his time riding his golf cart, gardening, studying history, and traveling. During his travels, he visited all 50 states.
Surviving family include his wife of 65 years, Wilmina Avey; daughter, Judy (James) Reichert; granddaughters, Anika (Josh) Colvin and Kylene (Kevin) Huff; great grandchildren, McCoy, Winnie, West; brother, Glen Avey; sister, Ruby Ash; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in passing by eight siblings.
A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 W. Mill St., Ossian with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Lancaster Chapel United Methodist Church.
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