August 22, 1940 – December 11, 2020
Karl Michael “Mike” Wallace, 80, of Downsville, La., went to be with the Lord on December 11, 2020. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Mars Hill Cemetery in Downsville, La. Arrangements are under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home of Farmerville, La. He was born on August 22, 1940 in West Monroe, La. to Isaiah and Marie Wallace, and was a member of Wilhite United Methodist Church in Downsville, La.
In 1962, Mike graduated from Louisiana Tech University, Magna Cum Laude, in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Immediately after graduation, he received a direct commission from the Surgeon General to the United States Air Force as a 2nd Lieutenant, and was later promoted to 1st Lt. After his service, he returned home to help his mother run the family business, Wallace Plumbing. He later had the opportunity to pursue his original career path as a Civil Engineer, where he joined his wife, Cubie, and son, Greg, in creating their family-owned Architectural and Engineering business, Taylor-Wallace Designs, where he enjoyed working until his death.
Mike is preceded in death by his parents, Isaiah & Marie Wallace; and his wife, Cubie Taylor Wallace.
He is survived by his three children, Michael Wallace (Brenda), Greg Wallace (Jessica) and Anna Pearson (Bill); eight grandchildren, Joe and Lauren Wallace, Elijah and Elisha Wallace and Jacob, Ashley, Josh and John Pearson; and a host of other family and friends.