Paul Dean "P.D." Wallace
Paul Dean “P.D.” Wallace, 83, passed away Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 at Monette Manor. He was born Oct. 30, 1934, in Monette to the late Tom “Whiskers” and Gertie Woodsmall Wallace. He was a retired farmer and carpenter. He graduated from Monette High School in 1953. According to the Monette Buffalo school newspaper, P.D.’s famous saying was “go on to the car, I’ll be there in a minute”. His senior year he was voted as Best All-Around Boy and he was known for his quick wit and athletic ability. He lived in the Monette area most of his life. After retirement he moved to the Hardy area where he enjoyed raising a large garden and giving it away to those in need. When his health began to decline, he moved back to Northeast Arkansas to be near his children.
He is survived by his daughters, Deb Whited of Monette, Pam Sandusky (Wesley) of Manila and Kerin Hawkins (Cole) of Leachville; a daughter-in-law, Karen Wallace of Monette; a sister, Willene Manis; seven grandchildren, Blake Sandusty (Danae), Heather Short (Walt), Kimberley Baumgartner (Todd), Justin Hawkins (Taffy), Mark Hawkins (Sarah) and Heath Hawkins (Madison); great-grandchildren, Callie Short, Everett Sandusky, Jansen and Addison Hawkins, Evie Kayte and Greenleigh Hawkins, Slade and Sawyer Hawkins and Annabelle and Tate Baumgartner; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his son, Michael Dean Wallace; a son-in-law, Roy Whited; two grandsons, Zach Whited and Seth Whited; his brother, R.C. “Pat” Wallace; and sisters, Opaline Smothers, Juanita Akins, Geneva Chambers and Imogene Copeland.
Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at Gregg Funeral Home in Monette.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at Monette Memorial Cemetery with Rev. David Price officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be given to Mike Wallace FFA Memorial Scholarship or the Roy, Zach and Seth Whited Memorial Scholarship at Buffalo Island Central High School.
The family would like to give a "special thanks to Dr. Michael Lyerly and the entire staff at Monette Manor for the excellent care and loving concern shown to our dad and our family. We would also like to thank Dierksen Hospice for the extra care and attention they provided."