Federalsburg, Maryland – Wallace Edwin Willon Sr., a retired manager of Montgomery Wards, passed away peacefully on November 22, 2023, in Williamsburg, Virginia, at the age of 93. Born on December 21, 1929, in Federalsburg, Maryland, Wallace lived a life filled with dedication, service, and love.
Wallace was a passionate individual who found joy in various pursuits throughout his life. A world traveler, he visited over 37 countries, broadening his horizons with each adventure. Wallace also dedicated time to volunteering, both in the church and community. For 15 years, he volunteered at the Blackwater Wildlife Refuge, contributing to its preservation and care.
A devout Christian, Wallace’s faith played a central role in his life. He actively participated as a Sunday school teacher and was a founding member of Faith Baptist Fellowship.
Wallace also had a passion for rebuilding old cars, particularly Model T’s. He lovingly restored these vehicles, preserving their place in history and sharing his expertise with others.
He proudly served in the United States Army from 1948 to 1951 as a member of the 3rd Armored Calvary. He graduated from Federalsburg High School in 1947.
Wallace was preceded in death by his first wife, Iris Slacum Willon, and his second wife, Mary Lee Webster Willon. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur and Edith, his sisters, Hazel Milligan and Dorothy Marine. Although he is no longer with us, the memories of his love, kindness, and generosity will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew him.
Wallace leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories. His sons, Wallace E. Willon Jr., and Mychael C. Willon, Mychael’s husband Michael Johnson a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army, stepson David B. Webster, stepdaughter Carol Roberts Bethel and husband Brad Bethel, and stepdaughter Mary Beth Bromley and husband Mark Bromley. Grandchildren Zachary Ryan Willon, Hannah Ruth Willon, Ava Rose Willon, Charles Willon, Mychael Dale Willon, Heather Lea Roberts, and Dean Thomas Bethel will forever carry his memory in their hearts.
Wallace Edwin Willon Sr. will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. His gentle spirit, warm smile, and unwavering dedication to his family, faith, and community will continue to inspire those he left behind. May he rest in eternal peace.
In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Military Family Advisory Network in Wallace’s name: https://www.mfan.org/donate/