Albert Wendell Wallace, 60, of Fort Scott, Kan., died early Monday morning March 8, 2010 at his home.
He was born Dec. 5, 1949 in Panama City, Fla., the son of Albert Cushing and Lendell (Robinson) Wallace.
He married Abigail (Abby) Ann Purvis April 28, 2001 in Fort Scott. She survives of the home.
He received his engineering degree from New Mexico State University, and prior to the accident which caused his blindness, Albert was a mechanic and worked for Ford Motor Company for many years.
He later attended Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas and was the first blind chemistry student in the United States.
In addition to his wife Abby, Albert is survived by two sisters; Nancy Nials, Portales, New Mexico, and Sandra Stroud, Creve Coeur, Illinois, a brother; Lee Wallace, Amarillo, Texas, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Following cremation, Duayne Wallace will conduct a Memorial Service for Albert 2 p.m. Thursday, March 11, 2010 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Fort Scott, Kan.
Online condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Services are under the arrangement of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kan. 66701.