Anton Lamont “Tony” Wallace

Anton Lamont “Tony” Wallace

Birth
Palo Pinto County, Texas, USA
Death
29 Dec 2019 (aged 64)
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Burial
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA Add to Map
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~A Heartfelt 'Thank You' to Landen's Papa for sponsoring this memorial~

~✾~A Child of God is Home~✾~

Bro. Anton Lamont "Tony" Wallace was greeted by his Lord and Savior at Heaven's gates on Sunday, December 29, 2019.

Tony was one of seven children born to Sgt Casper and Mildred Wallace of Mineral Wells (he also has a half-brother) and raised in a Christian home. Being the son of a soldier in the U.S. Army, Tony and his family lived in Germany, in addition to various places in Texas. He was a dedicated husband to his wife of thirty-three years, the loving father of two daughters, an awesome grandpa to his grandchildren, a brother to seven siblings, and a wonderful uncle to his nieces and nephews. Most of all, Tony was a Christian. He was baptized into Christ for the remission of his sins and remained a faithful servant to God and his fellow man.

And having that servant's heart, Tony spent his life taking care of others ~ as a Deacon, as a mentor to family and friends, and as a nurse.

Tony earned his B.S.N. at the University of Texas, Arlington. As a Registered Nurse, much of his career was providing TLC to patients at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Ft. Worth in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care and Hemodialysis units. Tony would often pick up shifts at a sister hospital in Cleburne. In January 2019, he was promoted to a nursing manager, but his love for providing patient care ~ and desiring more family time ~ prompted him to step down and return to his true passion ~ bedside nursing.

Our fellow Find A Grave contributor ~ Landen's Papa ~ was an acquaintance of his. He mentioned that Tony "was more than just a nurse. He was such a caring individual and you were in good hands if you were fortunate enough to be in his care". Colleagues describe Tony as "a friend to all who was always smiling and upbeat, encouraging and at peace". One nurse commented "... everyone knew Wallace was a Christian by the way he lived his life and served others. A niece stated that her uncle was "loved and respected by so many other nurses, doctors, and other medical field colleagues".

Family members describe Tony as "one of a kind" ~ "very selfless, humble, smart, funny, creative, a Christian" ~ "an amazing man of God". One brother stated that if he could sum up Tony with one word, it would be "kindness". A daughter stated that her dad "was her everything" and a "Godly man". All these quotes hold such beautiful words ~ which not only tell the story of a man who truly knew how to love God and his fellow man ~ they illustrate the beautiful legacy Tony left to all those who knew him.

Tragedy struck at White Settlement's West Freeway Church of Christ that Lord's Day morning. While serving communion to his Brothers and Sisters, Tony was gunned down. Fellow congregant Richard Neil "Rich" White was also hit by gunfire. The two men died at the hospital. Both will be missed by their friends, church community, co-workers, and family.

Following the shooting, Tony was taken to Texas Health Harris Hospital in Ft Worth ~ his 'home away from home'. Family members are comforted by knowing his '2nd family' loved him and took care of him in his last minutes.

~✾~Forever Loved✾Forever Remembered~✾~
~A Heartfelt 'Thank You' to Landen's Papa for sponsoring this memorial~

~✾~A Child of God is Home~✾~

Bro. Anton Lamont "Tony" Wallace was greeted by his Lord and Savior at Heaven's gates on Sunday, December 29, 2019.

Tony was one of seven children born to Sgt Casper and Mildred Wallace of Mineral Wells (he also has a half-brother) and raised in a Christian home. Being the son of a soldier in the U.S. Army, Tony and his family lived in Germany, in addition to various places in Texas. He was a dedicated husband to his wife of thirty-three years, the loving father of two daughters, an awesome grandpa to his grandchildren, a brother to seven siblings, and a wonderful uncle to his nieces and nephews. Most of all, Tony was a Christian. He was baptized into Christ for the remission of his sins and remained a faithful servant to God and his fellow man.

And having that servant's heart, Tony spent his life taking care of others ~ as a Deacon, as a mentor to family and friends, and as a nurse.

Tony earned his B.S.N. at the University of Texas, Arlington. As a Registered Nurse, much of his career was providing TLC to patients at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Ft. Worth in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care and Hemodialysis units. Tony would often pick up shifts at a sister hospital in Cleburne. In January 2019, he was promoted to a nursing manager, but his love for providing patient care ~ and desiring more family time ~ prompted him to step down and return to his true passion ~ bedside nursing.

Our fellow Find A Grave contributor ~ Landen's Papa ~ was an acquaintance of his. He mentioned that Tony "was more than just a nurse. He was such a caring individual and you were in good hands if you were fortunate enough to be in his care". Colleagues describe Tony as "a friend to all who was always smiling and upbeat, encouraging and at peace". One nurse commented "... everyone knew Wallace was a Christian by the way he lived his life and served others. A niece stated that her uncle was "loved and respected by so many other nurses, doctors, and other medical field colleagues".

Family members describe Tony as "one of a kind" ~ "very selfless, humble, smart, funny, creative, a Christian" ~ "an amazing man of God". One brother stated that if he could sum up Tony with one word, it would be "kindness". A daughter stated that her dad "was her everything" and a "Godly man". All these quotes hold such beautiful words ~ which not only tell the story of a man who truly knew how to love God and his fellow man ~ they illustrate the beautiful legacy Tony left to all those who knew him.

Tragedy struck at White Settlement's West Freeway Church of Christ that Lord's Day morning. While serving communion to his Brothers and Sisters, Tony was gunned down. Fellow congregant Richard Neil "Rich" White was also hit by gunfire. The two men died at the hospital. Both will be missed by their friends, church community, co-workers, and family.

Following the shooting, Tony was taken to Texas Health Harris Hospital in Ft Worth ~ his 'home away from home'. Family members are comforted by knowing his '2nd family' loved him and took care of him in his last minutes.

~✾~Forever Loved✾Forever Remembered~✾~