James Wallace

James Aldrich Wallace

Saturday, May 24th, 1941 - Saturday, June 6th, 2020
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James Aldrich Wallace

James Aldrich Wallace of Meredith, NH passed away at home on June 6, 2020.

Born in Laconia NH Jim was the son of Harry A. Wallace and Helen Philbrick Wallace. Jim attended school in Meredith and graduated from Meredith High School class of 1959. He was a graduate of Becker Junior College with a degree in Business Administration and went on to Bentley College graduating in 1964 with a BS in Business

After graduation he joined the US Air Force and then the Air National Guard for six years.

Jim worked alongside his father at H.A. Wallace Oil and Home Heating Business and eventually became president of Wallace Energy and convenience stores, retiring in 2000.

Jim served as president of the Better Home Heat Council and served on the board of directors For the New England Fuel Institute. He was involved in working on the Indian Island Restoration Project for the Town of Meredith. He was a member of the Meredith Rotary Club, serving as president and responsible for ice reports before each Rotary Fishing Derby earning him the title of “Iceman”.

He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Meredith where he served as a Trustee for several years.

Jim was an avid collector especially Mobil Oil memorabilia. Upon retirement Jim enjoyed traveling, skiing and was passionate about antique cars and trains. He enjoyed joining his fellow car enthusiasts on road trips or on holiday rides on the Conway Scenic Railway with his granddaughters. He belonged to the Granite Region Antique Automobile Club, the Ford V8 club and the Profile Auto League.

Jim's love of life will be missed, his outgoing personality and smile left an impression on all who met him. Above all, Jim loved people. Whether his friends, family, or a stranger he could strike up a conversation with anyone
Jim was predeceased by his parents and his sister Joan Wallace Crandall.

He is survived by his wife Ann of 33 years, daughter Whitney and husband Brandon, two granddaughters Lyla and Celia of Kittery Maine, and his stepson Michael Batchelder of Ottawa, Canada. Several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A gathering will be held at a later date as health concerns allow.

For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the First Congregational Church, P O Box 533, Meredith, NH. or the Lakes Region Visiting Nurse Association,186 Waukewan Street, Meredith, NH.
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    Meredith Village Cemetery
    Daniel Webster Highway
    Meredith, NH 03253
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Fred Kennett

Posted at 07:32pm
Ann so sorry to hear your loss. Jim was a great guy. He will be missed.
Fred and Joyce Kennett

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