ENFIELD - Theodore C. Wallace III, 77, much loved husband of Sally B. Wallace, passed away peacefully May 15, 2012, surrounded by loved ones at a Bangor hospital after a brief illness. He was born July 2, 1934, in Millinocket, son of the late Rev. Theodore C. Wallace II and Ida Brown Wallace. Ted graduated from Farmington State Teachers College in 1959 and went on to a 35-year career as a well-respected and admired educator. He met Sally in the fall of 1967 and they were married in July 1968. They resided in Freeport where they raised their two sons, Theodore C. Wallace IV and Matthew Bryant Wallace. Ted was gifted with a wonderful speaking voice, which he shared with listeners of WFAU, WDME, WABI, WMTW, WHMX and WPOR. He was an accomplished creative writer who was published in The Shopping Notes/Yarmouth, Maine Sunday Telegram and enjoyed working on his blog chalktalk-talk.blogspot.com. Ted was an avid sports fan who enjoyed his sons' baseball games, Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. He loved playing golf, gardening and nature. He approached all of these pursuits with a great sense of humor and deep appreciation. He is survived by his wife of 44 years; two sons, Theodore C. Wallace IV and his wife, Lola, of Derry N.H., and Matthew Bryant Wallace and his wife, Patsy, of Minot; and three cherished grandchildren, Theodore C. Wallace V "Tucker," Emma Rose Wallace and Madison Jane Wallace. He was blessed with many beloved cousins, his church family, close friends and extended family. Ted had a deep and abiding faith in the Gospel, which defined his life and remains his greatest legacy. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln, where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday with Pastor Scott Taylor officiating. Interment will be at Enfield Village Cemetery. Those who wish may sign an online register or leave written condolences at www.clayfuneralhome.com.
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Published in BDN Maine on May 16, 2012