Waldo W. Wallace Sr. was born 12 June 1893 in Attapulgas, Decatur County Georgia. He came to Panama City with his parents in 1908. Waldo was a charter member of the Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church. He married Florida Maples Street 14 February 1916 in Dothan, Alabama. He operated Wallace Grocery for many years with his wife. Waldo enjoyed fishing and in 1951 he received a patent for the E-Z Sculler so he could fish and maneuver his boat at the same time. They had one son Waldo W. Wallace Jr. Waldo Sr. died 2 July 1964 in Panama City and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery.
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