By The Mercury

Les Wallace, 68, of Manhattan died Saturday, May 31, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.

The family provided some of the following information.

He was born Aug. 15, 1945, in Winfield, the son of Clifford Esker and Elizabeth Rose (Higbee) Wallace.

Mr. Wallace served in the United States Army for 28 years and retired at the rank of First Sergeant.

Following his military service, he worked in real estate and for the past 17 years with Realty Executives Weis Real Estate, serving as Supervising Broker from 2005 to 2007 and Managing Broker from 2007 to present.

Les was a member of the Manhattan Association of Realtors, Kansas Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors and the Harvest Baptist Church.

He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. The time he enjoyed the most was the time he spent with his grandchildren.

Les enjoyed guns, loading ammunition, reading and computers.

On Aug. 8, 1975, in Seoul, South Korea, he was married to Chong-In Yi. Chong-In “Lee” Wallace survives of the home. Additional survivors include two daughters, Lynn Ann Teague of Las Vegas and Pamela Wallace of Manhattan; one brother, Lloyd Wallace of Phoenix; five grandchildren, Kristina, Kirsten and Brandon Wallace, and Homer and Riannon Teague; and one great-grandchild, Savana.

Les was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Louise Green.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at the Harvest Baptist Church, 2615 Farm Bureau Road, with Pastor Stephen Henderson officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow in the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery at Fort Riley.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Harvest Baptist Church or Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

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