Leonard Dewey Wallace Jr.

Staff Written Obituaries

Leonard Dewey Wallace, Jr., 86, of Madison died March 4, 2019.

A native of Madison, he was born August 31,1932, the son of the late Leonard Dewey and Anne Douglas Wallace of Madison.

Mr. Wallace was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Wallace and his parents, Leonard Dewey and Anne Douglas Wallace, his sisters and brothers-in-law, Graham and Adelaide Wallace Ponder and Barrett and Anne Wallace Walker. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, William and Joanne Riden Wallace of Atlanta.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Wallace was a graduate of Morgan County High School. He attended Oxford College at Emory University, Stetson University and graduated from Parsons School of Art & Design of New York City.

He was an established and revered interior designer in New York, Dallas, and Atlanta. He raised, trained and showed championship Whippets. He operated Burnett House Bed and Breakfast with his wife, Ruth. They had a loyal following with guests returning year after year.

Mr. Wallace was a stylish gentleman with a quick wit.  He never missed a party or an opportunity to laugh and enjoyed taking rides with family and friends. He was recently touted as “a loyal, funny and gracious son of Madison.”

Graveside services are set for Saturday, April 27 at 4 p.m. at Madison Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to your favorite charity.

Bernard’s Family Funeral Care was in charge of cremation services.

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