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Charles Wallis

(Arkansas & Trinity 1952) (19 July 1928 - February 17 2022)

Col. Charles Ross Wallis, (US Army, Ret.) age 93 of Folsom, California, died February 17, 2022 in California.  He was born on July 19, 1928 in Little Rock, to the late James Christopher Wallis and Edith (Teta) McCormick Wallis.  Reared and receiving his early education in Malvern, Hope, and Little Rock, he graduated from Little Rock High School in 1946.  He was appointed to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, from which he graduated in 1952. Charles was a Rhodes Scholar, and attended Oxford University in Oxford, England, graduating in 1955.  He served in the United States Army from 1946 until his retirement in 1982.  Charles was a college professor from 1985 until 1996 at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois.  He completed his formal education in 2010 after finishing at California Graduate School of Theology. 

He is survived by his wife, Irene C. Wallis of California; two daughters, Sue Wallis of Illinois, and Laura Groome of Texas; a son, Daniel Wallis of Oregon; and by six grandchildren, Stephanie, Kirby and Daniel Groome, and Daliah, Charles, II, and Paul Wallis; and by a great-grandchild, Kyla Pearl Groome.

Also preceding him in death were his first wife, Ruth Ann Shutz Wallis; a son, James C. Wallis, III; a granddaughter, Samantha Lynn Groome; and his sister and brother-in-law, Kaki and Tom Moore.