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Sharon Wallace
  • April 18, 1947
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  • November 05, 2022

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Sharon Wallace lost a heroic battle with cancer and its aftermath on 5 November, 2022.  She was 75 years old.  Sharon was born to James and Martha Jean Corbin on 18 April, 1947 in Louisville, Kentucky.  Her father worked as the shipping foreman for the golf club department of Hillerich & Bradsby Company (of Louisville Slugger baseball bat fame) while her mother tended to the family, and was a first class cook.  Sharon grew up in the family home in Middletown, Kentucky and attended Eastern High School.  It was at Eastern that she first met Scott Wallace.  Through an extended seven year courtship that started in the 9th grade and over almost 53 years of marriage, she and Scott held a deep and abiding love for each other.  Upon their marriage in December, 1969, Sharon took on the role of a dedicated Army wife.  During their almost 40 years in the Army, Sharon learned what it means to serve, and mentored other Army wives.  Her simple message to the wives of newly minted Army Commanders was simple … live by the golden rule.  Sharon loved to play golf, although not as well as she would have liked.  While stationed in Fulda, Germany she was introduced to country line dancing which she not only enjoyed, but took the opportunity to teach to other wives during follow-on assignments.  She had a quick and dry wit which she used to good effect to keep Scott in check.  Regardless of what life brought her way, she was kind, gentle and gracious.  Above all else, her greatest joy was her family. 

Sharon – known as Nana to her grandchildren – is survived by her husband, General Scott Wallace, US Army retired, of Lakewood Ranch, Florida; her sister Patricia Mitchen (Charles) of Crestwood, Kentucky; her daughter Tara Lee (Kyu Ho) of Irvine, California;  granddaughters Abby Lee of San Jose, California and Allie Lee of Irvine, California; and grandsons Jacob Lee of Los Angeles, California and Kyler Wallace of Fort Worth Texas.  Her son Todd Wallace (Meaghan) of Fort Worth, Texas, passed away in 2021 from pancreatic cancer.

The family is grateful for the many talented and caring nurses, technicians and medical professionals who gave Sharon hope and comfort.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation, PO Box 23827, Tampa, FL 33623-3827 or at moffitt.org.

The family will greet friends at 1100 on 10 December, 2022 at Middletown Methodist Church, 11902 Old Shelbyville Road, Louisville, Kentucky 40243 with a Celebration of Life to follow at 1200.  Guests are invited to attend a buffet lunch immediately following the celebration.  Sharon’s cremated remains will be inurned at Arlington National Cemetery at a date to be determined.

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  1. John and Kathy Nerger says:
    15 Nov 2022
    Sharon was the epitome of warmth and graciousness when we first met while serving at Fort Monroe, VA. Later, she (and Scott) were the first to ring our doorbell and welcome us to the neighborhood after we moved to Huntsville, AL. We always admired her joyful spirit. May Scott and family receive the comfort and peace needed to face this difficult loss, now and in the days ahead.

  2. Barbara & Dan Petrosky says:
    13 Nov 2022
    Sharon and I have been friends for a long time. We met when our husbands served in the 2ACR during the mid 80'S. On our first memorable trip together, we left from Nürnberg with 3 mothers and children on a 24-hour bus trip to Costa Brava in Spain for Spring Break. Through the years we shared other trips with and without Scott & Dan. All four of us golfed Saint Andrews, cruised Alaska and spent endless times playing golf, bridge and just hanging out together. We have so many good memories. I will continue to miss my friend, but I am glad Sharon is at peace. She fought long and hard.
    Dan and I send our heartfelt sympathies to the entire Wallace Clan.

  3. Lisa Disbrow says:
    13 Nov 2022
    My thoughts are with you and your family. I’m so sorry. From the write-up its clear that she was deeply loved. That’s a life well lived.
    Lisa Disbrow

  4. Grog Johnson & Carol Hancock says:
    12 Nov 2022
    Dear Scott and the entire Wallace Family,
    We hold you in our thoughts and prayers. Please accept our sincerest condolences.
    Scott, it was a pleasure to get to know Sharon over the past several years through CACI and in the LWR neighborhood. Sharon was the exemplar of leading and supporting the larger Army family as well as her own. She fought a courageous battle over these past years with uncommon grace.
    We know that you will be surrounded and comforted by the love and compassion of family and friends. Time and an abundance of warm memories will bring peace, comfort, and healing. With deep sympathy,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Grog and Carol

  5. Ken and Lynn Quinlan says:
    11 Nov 2022
    Sharon was a wonderful mother, wife and role model. She and Scott were a terrific team who made our assignment in Germany rewarding and memorable. Rest In Peace Sharon, you will be greatly missed.

  6. Sharon Kane says:
    11 Nov 2022
    Not only did we share a name but also a long lasting friendship. I will never forget navigating so many journeys at Fort Hood. Sharon was a true mentor to me and I loved our line dancing on the back patio! I saw Sharon last in Florida a few years ago and will miss her warm and loving smile. Rest In Peace sweet friend.

  7. Diane Valcourt says:
    11 Nov 2022
    Dear Wallace Family,
    I am so deeply sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. She was a bright light in this world, and her light will be greatly missed. I remember the wonderful times on the golf course where the score did not matter as much as the friendship we shared. Of course lunch was always a highlight. She loved her family above all else and that included her Army family. She cared for all of us. Sharon has been and will always remain in my heart. One can never forget a friend who brightens your day with her cheery hello and sincere friendship. Now her beautiful light shines in God’s presence. Rest In Peace my friend. My deepest condolences to Scott and all of her loved ones.

  8. Diane Valcourt says:
    11 Nov 2022
    Dear Wallace Family,
    Sharon was a bright light in this world. She was so caring for her family and her Army family. I remember our golf outings where the score did not matter as much as the laughs and friendship we shared. She has been and will always be in my heart and on my mind. One can never forget a friend as kind and loving as Sharon. Her light now shines with God. Rest In Peace my friend, until we meet again. My most sincere condolences to Scott, her family and loved ones.

  9. Joyce Lee Burd says:
    10 Nov 2022
    God acknowledged Sharon's arrival in heaven with a beautiful rainbow in the southern Florida sky.

  10. Jamie says:
    10 Nov 2022
    “At Ease” dear one….Always loved and never forgotten.

  11. Jill Cone says:
    10 Nov 2022
    Sharon was a great person. I first met her in 1992 in Fulda, Germany. She led our Army wives group. More than a leader, she became a friend. We had fun at the Club, with hails and farewells, happy hour, and line dancing. We went on a ski trip to Austria, where the chaplain (in his bright yellow ski suit) tried to take the best room at the house, which we had reserved for the Wallaces. That made for some good laughs.
    We next met up in Fort Hood in the early 2000s and started up right where we left off, with fun and laughs and great camaraderie. Did we really know the words to the 4ID song?
    I last saw her at Fort Eustis, Virginia in 2013 when they stayed at our house. We had a wonderful night visiting and catching up. She was healthy and vibrant then, and they had a future full of great plans. I sure wish that could have happened for them.
    Gone too soon. But she made an impact on my life, as she did with many others. Rest In Peace.

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