July 6, 1975 – Feb. 23, 2020
LAWRENCE — Samuel Wallis, Overbrook, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence. He was 44.
He was born on July 6, 1975, in Riverside, Calif., the son of Fonzell “Wally” and Ellen Dickinson Wallis. Sam grew up around the Overbrook community and graduated from Santa Fe Trail High School in 1993. He wrestled in high school and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Sam served in the U.S. Navy, during which time he was involved in several missions, which are still top secret. After the service, he worked for the Marley company building and maintaining cooling towers at energy plants.
He was preceded in death by his father, “Wally,” in 2008 and a sister, Ann Wallis, in 1994.
Sam is survived by a daughter, Isabel Wallis, Gardner; his mother, Ellen Wallis, Overbrook; a sister, Sally Lane, Rose Hill; a nephew, Mason; and a niece, Reilly.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time at the chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Clara Caring Hospice and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451.
Condolences may be expressed at feltnerfuneralhome.com.