Carl Samuel Wallace

March 28, 1950-Nov. 28, 2022


Carl Samuel Wallace, 72, of Sparta, passed Nov. 28, 2022, at Erlanger Hospital, in Chattanooga.

Carl was born March 28, 1950, in Sparta, to Samuel Edwin Wallace and Mae Estress Stover Wallace.

He was retired from Olympus where he served many years as a lab technician, and, with his vast knowledge of the equipment, he ultimately became a sales representative for the company. After retirement, he enjoyed his daily routine of sitting and visiting at McDonald’s and then banking at US Bank, One Bank, and Citizens Bank.

Carl was a grandfather to not only his grandchildren but to all of his great-nieces and nephews as well.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Kathryn Mayfield, and a nephew, Earl Steven Mayfield.

Surviving family members include his daughter, Cristal Mitchell, of Sparta; son, Steven Degenhardt, of Nashville; grandsons, Andrew Mitchell, Dakota Mitchell, Carl Mitchell; nieces, Sherry Mayfield, Lisa Mayfield; special aunt, Eudean Colson; and several great-nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral service was 1 p.m., Dec. 3, 2022, at Hunter Funeral home. In honor of Carl’s wishes, he will be cremated following his funeral.

Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.