Kevin Ray Wallace, 52, of Harrison, GA, formerly of Cumming passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Kevin spent his 30 year professional career in public safety. He began with the Alpharetta Fire Department, then joined the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, the Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office, the Forsyth County Fire Department and the Fulton County Fire Department. He also worked with Rural Metro Ambulance and the Georgia State Fire Marshall's Office. Always the life of the party, Kevin loved his family. He enjoyed hunting and the outdoors. Kevin was very giving to everyone around him and never met a stranger.
Survivors include his brother, Kenneth Wallace, Sr.; sister, Kelda Phillips; sister-in-law, Cindy Wallace; nephews, Kenneth Wallace, Jr. Kerry Wallace; niece, Melissa Kennedy; great nephews, Jayden Ayers, Grayson Wallace; great nieces, Hope Kennedy, Brooke Wallace, Ryleigh Wallace; and his cousin and best friend, Tena Wheeler.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 10, at 11:00 a.m. at the Ingram Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. David Frix officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 12:00 to 3:00 and 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Benefit Fund for Families of Fallen Firefighters, c/o David Bradley, Administrator, 3655 Watson Road; Cumming, GA 30028
Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Georgia in charge of arrangements.
"Kevin ... Our fathers Russell and Ray were brothers. And, you and I were like brothers growing up in Alpharetta together. Playing baseball at Wills Park or at Birmingham or Hopewell. Playing front yard football at our Grandma / Grandpa's house on Canton St. Riding our bikes up to the Alpharetta Fire House as Junior Volunteer Firemen at 15 and 16 years of age. Then working together at Fulton County in what is now Johns Creek, Milton, and Sandy Springs - me with the Police and you with Fire. NOT many of any MEN in this State can say they served at the City, County, and State level in the Fire Service - but you can. Our daddies died three weeks apart in Nov and Dec 2016. The brothers needed each other we guessed. After my mama, Gale, died in Feb 2019 I could see some pain in your eyes, and you came over for the night to sleep in our "guest room", and you made it YOUR room for about 6 months. Jennifer and London and I were more than honored to make you a part of the family. We went down to the beach house in Miramar Beach a couple or three times. We laughed, remembered our childhood, told police and fire stories, talked baseball and watched our Braves, told lies about fishing and women, and then you said you were ready to go back to the land in Washington County. I followed you down to Tena's house, and made sure you were good to go. I will forever miss and love you - my Uncle Russell's son that I call my brother. God Bless you, Kevin. I pray you were penitent and humble before God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. I shall see you again, but not yet - not yet my friend."
"Knew Kevin through Fulton county fire and Forsyth had some great laughs through the years. He will be missed . Prayers for his family. Rest in peace my friend. David Whaley"
"Our condolences to the Wallace family.
Dwayne and Kim Martin"
"I only knew Kevin through his work at Twin City Auto Parts. Always, out going and friendly. Quickly, learned he had lived just around the corner from my son - Dawsonville address. The conversation often turned to places and thing we each knew. Rest in Peace my Friend!
"So heartbreaking to see such a great man gone. I?m forever grateful to be blessed to have some sweet memories with Kevin"
"So sorry to hear of Kevin?s passing. We spent many hours at the Alpharetta Fire Department. He was always happy and had that infectious smile. Prayers for the family
Martha Richards Stowe"
"My sweet friend, I can?t believe you?re gone. Oh the memories I cherish of working at FCSO together 30 years ago now. It?s hard to believe it?s been that long. Please know that you are loved and missed! Prayers are going up for your sweet family. "