John Wallace's Story
John Wallace Black, 85, returned to his heavenly home on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, in London, Ky.
Wallace was born in Laurel County to O.H. Black, founder and owner of Black Brothers Bus Lines and was well known as an exhibitor for Tennessee Walking Horses, and Lela Smith Black.
Wallace is survived by his wife of 54 years, Arlene Williams Black; daughter, Suzanne (Todd) Farmer of Paducah, Ky.; son, David (Kathy) Black of Keavy; and grandchildren: Reagan and Andrew of Paducah, and Makenzie and Abby of Keavy.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Carolyn.
Wallace was the Customer Service Manager and Marketing Manager at Continental Tele-phone Company, now Windstream. He was very active in his community serving as president of the London Jaycees and president of the London Kiwanis Club. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, and was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of London.
Wallace lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; meeting his friends for coffee, watching U.K. sports and spending time with his grandchildren. He left a lasting legacy that love, kindness and respect always make a difference.
Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. at London Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Friday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. at London Funeral Home. Wallace will be laid to rest at the A.R. Dyche Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to First Baptist Church, 804 West 5th Street, London, Ky., 40741, or to your favorite charity.
He will be dearly missed by his loved ones who are comforted in knowing he is at peace with his creator.
Published on February 15, 2017