Linyear Mayo “LM” Wallace, Jr.

June 23, 1931 - May 29, 2017

06/23/1931 - 05/29/2017

Past Services

Saturday June 17, 2017
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Saturday June 17, 2017
2:00 pm

Additional Information:

Dr. J. Brabban will be officiating the service.


Additional Information:

Memorial donations may be made to Chowan University, One University Drive, Mufreesboro, NC 27855 or Woodland Baptist Church, PO Box 444, Woodland, NC 27897 or by visiting, type. LM Wallace; or a charity of your choice.

WOODLAND, NC – Mr. Linyear Mayo “LM” Wallace, Jr., age 85, passed away on May 29, 2017, at the Vidant Medical Center of Greenville, NC.

A native of Beaufort County, Mr. Wallace was born on June 23, 1931, to Linyear Mayo and Fidelia Woolard Wallace, Sr. in Washington, NC. LM graduated from Washington High School and served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Following his service to his country, he attended East Carolina University and graduated with his Master’s Degree. LM married his loving wife Dorothy and made his home in Woodland, NC. He was a member of Woodland Baptist Church. LM was a member of the Business Department faculty at Chowan University from 1958 until he retired in 1998. During his career in education, LM pursued additional studies at NC State University, Colorado State University, and the University of Missouri-Columbia. Mr. Wallace dedicated his life to education and teaching others what he knew.


Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Wallace Ollar, and his brother, Joshua Edward Wallace.

“LM” is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Dorothy; one sister, Jean Wallace Baldwin, of Greenville, NC; three brothers, Merrill Wallace of Washington, NC, Lem Wallace and wife Annette of Grimesland, NC, and Homer Wallace and wife Goldie of Washington, NC; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 17, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. in the Woodland Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. A celebration of life memorial service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Woodland Baptist Church, Woodland, NC, with Dr. J Brabban, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Chowan University, One University Drive, Murfreesboro, NC 27855 directly or online by clicking here  or to Woodland Baptist Church, PO Box 444, Woodland NC 27897 directly or online by clicking here; or a charity of your choice.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Wallace family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Nell and James Godfrey
6 years ago

We are sorry for your lose.

William Powell
6 years ago

I will forever be grateful for having known Mr. Wallace. He was my Advisor while I attended Chowan College and thankfully guided me to ECU for a more broad based education. His passion for life was addictive. My prayers that he will rest peacefully and God will touch the hearts, with His healing hands, of those loved ones remaining.

Faith Vinson
6 years ago

I am sorry for your loss.