Craig S. WallaceJune 3, 1942 ~ May 18, 2017 (age 74)
TARBORO, NC ... Craig S. Wallace, 74, formerly of Medway and Whitinsville, died peacefully, surrounded by family, on May 18, in Wilson, NC.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sharon R. Wallace (nee, Bosma); two daughters, Kim Wallace of Houston, TX, and Colleen Wallace Oncay, and her husband, William, of Whitinsville; a son, Craig Wallace,II, and his wife, Jennifer, of Whitakers, NC; and seven grandchildren, Emma and Marie Bradley, Stephen Oncay, and Craig,III, Matthew, Benjamin, and Nikolas Wallace.
Craig never met strangers, only friends. His friendliness was his success in the Army, as a manager of White's Hardware in Framingham, and as a home inspector for over 30 years. He especially loved to teach young couples about their new homes. He co-owned Mendon Greenhouse & Florist with Colleen.
Doubtless, it was his love for people that had Craig follow his father, Newell, into the Masons, and his mother, Isabelle, into the Eastern Star. He was a 50 year member and Past Master of Solomon's Temple Lodge in Uxbridge, and a Past District Deputy Grand Master. He served as Worthy Grand Patron of MA OES in 2006.
Family, friends, and neighbors were beneficiaries of Craig's skill in his wood shop. Besides building the gazebo for Colleen and Bill's wedding, he produced Christmas decorations, bird houses, and cabinets from what Sharon called "Gepetto's workshop".
While we have these physical reminders of him, what will most be missed is his infectious laughter, which drew those close by into laughter with him.
Craig's Calling Hours are Saturday, May 27, from 9:30-11:30am, in the Carr Funeral Home, 24 Hill Street, Whitinsville. A Masonic Service will begin at 9:45, and an Eastern Star Service will be held at 11:30. A Funeral Service will follow at 12:30pm, in the United Presbyterian Church on Cottage Street in Whitinsville, with a reception to follow in the church hall until 3pm.
If you would like to make a donation in Craig's name, the Burn Unit at the Shriner's Hospital for Children in Boston was one of his favorite charities.