Obituary – McFarland, William “Wallace”

Class of 1940

1940 Graduation Edition
Perry Daily Journal
Wallace McFarland

- 19 years old, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. McFarland and lives at 807 Kaw street. He was born in Kiefer, Okla. November 17, 1920, and has attended school in Kiefer, Bristow and Shawnee before coming to Perry.

He plans to attend Oklahoma A. and M. college in Stillwater next year.

William “Wallace” McFarland

November 17, 1920 – July 31, 2002

W. W. Wallace McFarland, 81, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away July 31, 2002. Born in Kiefer, Oklahoma November 17, 1920, he graduated from Perry High School.

A World War II veteran, he was a quality control inspector for Cessna Hydraulics in Hutchinson, Kansas, for over 20 years following his first career as a surveyor and crew manager for seismograph companies.

Wallace was an accomplished wood and metal worker and a recognized inventor with patented and licensed creations ranging from log splitters to calculators for ultrasonic weld inspections. He was a kind, gentle and generous soul who taught all by deeds, not words.

Wallace is survived by his wife of 61 years, Norma Lee; son, James W. and daughter-in-law, Diana A. of Tempe, Arizona; sisters, Opal Evans, Wanda Phillips and brother, James A. McFarland, of Oklahoma; granddaughters, Cynthia McFarland, Shelly Daniels and Tami Rameiez, of Lawrence, Kansas; and Debra Adkins, Independence, Missouri; step-grandchildren; Kathleen and Kevin Keith and Kayleen Coker, of Tempe, Arizona; daughter-in-law, Yolanda Cook, Tonganoxie, Kansas; 12 great-grandchildren and 20 nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by sisters, Joyce McFarland and Marsett McAnally.

Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 7, 2002, at Grace Hill Cemetery in Perry. Rev. Tim Boggess will officiate.