Edward Leroy Wallis, 76 of Roswell, New Mexico passed away on March 25, 2019 at 3:29pm surrounded by his family.
Edward was born to Jesse and Mary (Shorter) Wallis on November 17, 1942 in Enid, Oklahoma. He graduated from high school and joined the United States Air Force. He was stationed at Walker Air Force Base here in Roswell, New Mexico where he met and married his wife Sheila Morris, his wife of 54 years. They made a life together here in Roswell, New Mexico and Choctaw, Oklahoma as they raised their two children. Edward would enjoy any time he could get out on a river bank or in a boat reeling in the biggest fish out there. He enjoyed sharing his passion for fishing with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Edward is survived by his loving wife Sheila (Morris) Wallis, his brother Jesse John Wallis, his two children: son David Wallis and wife Jody of Choctaw, Oklahoma; daughter Tonya (Wallis) Ellis and husband Robert. His grandchildren Chet Wallis, Nicole Massey, Onnie Ervin, Ashely Ellis, Allyson Ervin, and great grandchildren Weston, Leroy, David, Amelia, and Danika, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is proceeded in death by his father Jesse Wallis, mother Mary Wallis, sisters Suzie Handyside, Mary Jane Dunning, and granddaughter Heather DeVoe.
Graveside services will be held at 9 am, Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Memory Lawn Memorial Park.
Visitation will be held from 9 am to 5 pm, Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Ballard Funeral Home.
SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT EDWARD WALLIS
ELIZABETH MOOREroswell, NM
I am so very sad to hear of Ed’s passing. I am so glad I got to meet both you and Ed, and got to visit with ya’ll at times over the last years. I am also glad I gave him an unwanted smooch after visiting! Dolly, i am so sorry. I send good thoughts and prayers to you and the rest of the family.
Terry LeeMoore, OK
My deepest sympathy for your loss. May Jehovah, the God of all comfort, strengthen and comfort you with His promise to swallow up death forever, wiping the tears from our faces. (Isa. 25:8; 2Cor. 1:3) Peace to you during this difficult time.