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Wallace Taunton

Wallace Taunton

Sunday, December 24th, 1933 Sunday, November 3rd, 2019

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Obituary for Wallace McGhee Taunton

Wallace McGee Taunton,85, peacefully entered his eternal rest November 3, 2019 in the afternoon surrounded by his Family.
Wallace was born in Eclectic Alabama on Christmas Eve in 1933. He was the son of Acie Otis and Emma Taunton and one of nine siblings. Wallace joined the Army Air Corp at the young age of 18. Wallace was a true patriot and loved his country. He served his country in the United States Air Force with twenty plus years of dedicated service.
In 1958 married the love of his life the former JoAnne Taunton. They were married for 32 years until her death in 1990 at the young age of 53. Taunton never remarried. He spent most of his years of retirement in Montgomery AL eventually moving to be near is his only son in Georgia in his later years. Mr. Taunton was a resident of Baptist Village Retirement Community in Macon Ga, where he lived very comfortably until his death. A very Special Thank you to Baptist village Staff for all care and attention given to my father Wally. Baptist Village truly made his life better.
Wally was preceded in death by the love of his life JoAnne Taunton, his Mother; Emma Taunton, Father; Acie Otis Taunton, brothers: Tomas Heflin Taunton, Otis Taunton, Jerry Taunton and Richard Taunton. Sisters: Mondene Taunton Shaw, Jean Taunton Ledbetter and Margret Taunton Evans. sisters-in-law: Alice Taunton, Carol Taunton, Shelby Taunton; nephews: Keith Taunton, Danny and Terry Deadman, and Papa Wally’s “number one grandson” Jonathan Christopher Taunton!
His life will be forever cherished in the lives of his son and daughter in law: Russell and Valeria Taunton of Kathleen GA; grandchildren: Ashleigh Taunton Phelps (Justin) of Perry GA, Gabriella Taunton of Kathleen GA, Matthew and Kaleb Taunton; great-grandchildren: Kamden Phelps , Karrigan Phelps (Papa’s little loaf of Bread) and Kannon Phelps of GA.
Wally is also loved and remembered by his brothers: Bill Taunton. of Woonsocket SD, and Randy Taunton of Wetumpka Al. Also remembered by many nieces and nephews that Uncle Wally always held dear.
A special thanks to Wally’s neighbors in Alabama for all the years of care and concern. You were such a blessing to him and his family. Thanks also to Heartland Hospice for the care and comfort given to Wally and his family in his final days. God bless you all!
A Visitation will be held for all His Georgia Friends and Family at Burpee Scott Memorial Chapel & Crematory on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
Visitation will be held for all his Alabama Friends and Family on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 10:00 am at Gassett Funeral Home in Wetumpka, Alabama with service to follow at 11:00 am. Chaplain Robby Kerr will be officiating.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Burpee-Scott Memorial Chapel and Crematory
    2932 Hwy. 41 N
    Fort Valley, GA
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    Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
    5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Friday, November 8th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Gassett Funeral Home
    Address Not Available
    Friday, November 8th, 2019
    10:00am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Friday, November 8th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Gassett Funeral Home
    Address Not Available
    Friday, November 8th, 2019
    11:00am
    Officiant
    Chaplain Robby Kerr

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Emily Taunton

He also had two grandsons Matthew and Kaleb Taunton who are blood related and were failed to be mentioned in the obituary....RIP Wally.
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