Todd Leonard Wallace

Todd Leonard Wallace

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Todd Leonard Wallace, 53.10 years old, of Edmond, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2020 suddenly at Mercy Hospital, Oklahoma City. He leaves behind his wife, Mary Ellen, their son John-Todd ( 19 years old), John and Janet Wallace (father and mother) of Kingwood, Texas, his siblings Richard (brother) and Ann Futch (sister-in-law) of Tampa, Florida and Tanya (sister) and Warren Robinson (brother-in-law) of Kingwood, Texas. Also many loving nieces and nephew, Blake Robinson (Kingwood, Ok.), Amber Robinson (Edmond, Ok.), Nancy Futch (Tampa, Fl.) and Isabelle and Kaitlynn Wilson (Broken Arrow, Ok).

Todd was born in Stillwater, Ok. He grew up in Lawton/Cache, Ok. And attended Lawton Christian School. After Todd graduated from High School, he attended Letourneau University, at Tyler Texas on a basketball scholarship for 2 years. Todd was an Army ROTC student and served in the US Army, active duty for a season at Fort Sill, Ok. Todd graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor’s degree, Bachelor of Science in Technical Education, 1991. He also earned a Bachelor’s degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University Bachelor of Science in Technology Education, 1993 (for Career Tech settings) and earned in Masters of Education in Educational Administration from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in May of 2013.

Todd has served the Lord by his missionary work traveling to Papa New Guinea in 1984, Italy and China. He also traveled to Mexico in the summer of 2002 with Grace Fellowship Church members to help build a small house and playground for the children. Todd served as one of the Children’s pastor at Grace Fellowship Church, Lawton, Ok. From 2000 – 2012. He served many years as a board member and then President of Board of Directors at Lawton Christian School. In May 2007, Todd received his Minister’s License.

Todd served in secular education at Agra, Edmond and Marlow Oklahoma. In 2002, Todd worked at Great Plains Technology Center, Lawton, Ok. He worked there and in the Engineering Program for Great Plains at MacArthur High School, Lawton, Ok. For 16 years. He currently was instructing middle school students at John Marshall Middle school in Oklahoma City Schools. He coached many football and basketball middle school students and High schools students. Todd’s favorite was directing many Robotic teams that achieved local and state competitions. One of his proud achievements was in April 2018. He attended the World’s Competition in Louisville, Kentucky with our son John-Todd Wallace, Franchesca Young (JT’s girlfriend) and two of his students – Austin and Tony.

Todd’s hobbies included anything involving Oklahoma State University, watching Dallas Cowboys Football, playing basketball, fishing with John-Todd, John and friends and walking our dogs.

Todd’s passions included loving the Lord, spending time with Mary Ellen, John-Todd, Fran and his family. Our earthly greatest treasure and joy revolves around our Son! Todd accompanied John-Todd on many trips and travels to include The Screwbean River in New Mexico on a Paleontological Survey and Excavation trip (3/2015), several Summer Escape trips from LCS to Galveston, several snow-skiing trips with family, CanCun Mexico (6/2016) with friends and to Scotland and Ireland June 2019 with John-Todd and Franchesca Young.

Todd, Mary Ellen and John-Todd were members of Grace Fellowship Church, Lawton, Ok until 2012, then attended First Assembly Church of Lawton, Ok. We currently attend LifeChurch in Edmond, Oklahoma.

A celebration of Life service will be Monday, March 9, 2020 at Lifechurch located at 2001 NW 178 Street, Edmond, Ok. 73012 at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Banc First, Todd Wallace Memorial Fund, # 7020001355. Services are under the Direction of Matthew Funeral Home and Life church, Edmond, Ok with John Wallace officiating.

9 thoughts on “Todd Leonard Wallace”

  1. Marcia Brown

    Praying for peace and comfort for your family. Todd was a wonderful coworker and truly cared for his students.

  2. Pamela & Mundy Ortega

    Thank you Todd for being an inspiration to my grandsons, Mark David & Luke. We enjoyed your presents and had fun with the family. God bless Mary Ellen and JT & the Wallace family. You will be missed.

  3. Michael & Carol Leaming

    We are heartbroken to hear of Todd’s passing and of your loss. We are thankful that he is with the Lord and rejoicing with Jesus.

    Heaven seems to grow sweeter daily as our friends and loved ones pass into eternity.

    Todd was instrumental in our arriving and adjustment to Lawton and Lawton Christian. We could always count on a smile and encouragement. Knowing that he was a LCS graduate and then board member thrilled us.

    He was also a key factor in the LCS football program. Our son, Josh, grew much by coaching alongside Todd. We appreciated his consistent, gentle testimony of the Lord’s goodness in front of the team. He was a big man with a big heart.

    We also appreciated teaching alongside Todd at Great Plains Technology Center. He impacted many lives.

    “Holy God, hear our cry for Todd’s precious family and loved ones. We realize that You are the Man of Sorrows and understand the pain of this loss. You are the Great Healer. Heal broken hearts and flood Todd’s family and friends with a peace that passes understanding. May Your presence and comforting arms be felt. Precious Jesus, Gentle Shepherd, hear our cry.”

    “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.” Psalms 116:15

  4. I was Todd’s principal when he was the Tech Ed teacher at Central Middle School. His love, enthusiasm and energy for the students was contagious. A wonderful role model and great teacher. He will be missed. My prayers and thoughts go to his family!

  5. Pamela Benskin

    Mary Ellen,
    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Your family will be in my prayers.
    Pam Benskin

  6. Buddy Postlethwait and Audrey Postlethwait Ball

    I attended Grace Fellowship and went to LCS with Todd. My dad Buddy cut his hair for years. He was a man that loved the lord. We send prayers to the family and are so very sorry for your loss.

  7. Janet Dobson Leifur

    Todd is my nephew, the son of my deceased husband Gary Leifur’s only sibling Janet and her husband John. Young five-year-old Todd was the ring-bearer at Gary’s and my wedding. Although we lived in California while the Wallace family lived in Oklahoma, we have wonderful memories of family get togethers in Lawton with Janet, John, Todd, Tanya and families.
    When Gary died in 2005, Todd eulogized his Uncle Gary by sharing the poignant memories of a young boy and his love for his uncle.
    Gary was so proud of the man that Todd had become. I take comfort in the knowledge that Gary and Todd are joined together again in heaven.
    Todd lived a faith-filled life and was an inspiration to many. May all the Wallace family be sustained by their faith during this very difficult time.

  8. So sorry to hear about Todd. We all loved him but God loved him more. I hope this message is received, I’ve tried twice before. Mary, l met you and Todd’s mother when l visited him at Memorial hospital during his heart procedure and l was his longtime substitute at MHS as he recuperated. You gave me a beautiful purple shawl that l still wear and love as a gesture of appreciation for covering his classes. May you all gain strength from the Lord during this time of mourning. He’s in his mansion as we all will be one day. You are all in my prayers.

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