Member

Born: 17 Apr 1925 Quincy, Florida
Died: 11 Mar 2011 Montgomery, Alabama

Wife: Merrelle Haire

Cemetery: Destin, Florida | Memorial at Destin Memorial Cemetery

Service Info: US Marine Corps | WWII Veteran

HAIRE, Wallace W, age 85, a resident of Montgomery, Alabama, passed away on Friday, March, 11, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Merrelle Haire; two sons, Randall Haire, Montgomery, Alabama and Ronald Haire, Birmingham, Alabama; daughter, Linda Hall, Thomasville, GA; four grandchildren, Ryan Haire, Sean Haire, Kellie Hall, Heather Powers; four great grandchildren, Brooke Harrison, Brittany Harrison, Max Powers, and Branden Powers; twin sister Dorothy Puckett and brother Wilbur Haire, and several nephews and nieces.

Wallace Haire was a member of Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church for 22 years. He was born in Quincy, Florida. In high school, he played football and was a member of Boy Scouts of America as Life Scout. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Marine Reserves in the South Pacific and later became a Life Member of the Marine Corps League. After War World II ended, Wallace attended Florida State University, where he met his future wife, Merrelle. He received a degree from Florida State University, and then moved to Tampa, Florida, where he married Merrelle, his wife of 59 years. Later in life, he obtained a Juris Doctorate of Law degree from Jones Law School. His career included 16 years with railroad companies, employed by Central of Georgia and Southern Railway. He served as Safety Director for the City of Montgomery and retired after several years with the Alabama State Department of Education. His other associations included being a 50 year Master Mason of the Alcazar Shrine, Air Force One - Lodge 889 and founding member of the Montgomery County Republican Club. He also served on the Montgomery County Republican Executive Committee.

A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 2:30 pm at the Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church Main Sanctuary. Flowers can be sent to the Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church, 6000 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery, Alabama, Main Sanctuary (deliveries are between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm on Sunday only). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church, American Stroke Association, or Boy Scouts of America, Tukabatchee Council.

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