Saturday February 28, 2015
Memorial Service - US Army Veteran, John "Joe" R. Wallace, Westwood, CA
The Patriot Guard Riders having been invited by the family of fallen US Army Veteran, John "Joe" R. Wallace of Westwood CA., to stand Flag Line and honor during his Memorial Service at Calvary Chapel, 315 Ash Street, Westwood, CA 96137
On a cool and cloudy day, 6 PGR Members stood Flag Line. I would like to thank those from Chester, Westwood, Johnstonville and Susanville for making the trip to Honor Joe Wallace.
The Interment Service and Military Honors will be sometime this coming Spring in Westwood.
John "Joe" R. Wallace lived in Gridley through high school and then in 1959 joined the Army. At this point, he contracted Guillian Barre syndrome, which left him partially paralyzed but was able to walk with the aid of crutches. He was medically discharged from the Army and went on to resume his education.
Joe’s family had moved to Chester, CA and that is where he met his future wife, Loretta Fanning. Joe and Loretta were married June 5, 1965. Joe and Loretta moved to Sacramento where he worked at the McClellan Air Force Base. After four years in Sacramento, they moved to Carson City, Nevada where Joe worked for the State of Nevada for eight years. During those years, Joe and Loretta had three children. In 1977, Joe and his family moved to Chester where they resided for the last 38 years.
Joe was remembered for working at Bob’s Bait & Bull Sporting Shop, his tractor services and snow removal as Kubota Joe, Little League, and the Almanor Hobby Shop. Joe was a good man, a great father and a wonderful husband. Joe always had a smile and loved to talk. He had a story for everyone. Because of his love of life, his sense of humor and his love for his family, he will be missed by many.
Memorial Services began at Calvary Chapel, 315 Ash Street, Westwood, CA. We formed a flag line to render honors to the family and friends as they arrive for the Memorial Service. Once family and friends arrived at Calvary Chapel, PGR members stood Flag/Honor Line until completion of ceremonies.
RC - Blake "Burnout" Hutchinson
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