Stephen R. ‘Steve’ Wallace, 68, owned and operated Steve Wallace Contracting

Stephen R. “Steve” Wallace, 68, a retired contractor, died Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Virginia Beach. Steve was born Jan. 3, 1951, in Norfolk to B. Huber and Gladys Wood Wallace.

He was in the first graduating class of 1969 at Lake Taylor High School. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps and was honorably discharged in 1973.

A devout Christian and student of the Bible, Steve was baptized and first nurtured in the faith at Ferebee-Halstead Memorial United Methodist Church.

Steve received a B.S. degree from Old Dominion University in 1976 and taught kindergarten for 10 years at Poplar Halls Elementary and Larrymore Elementary in Norfolk.

Steve then began a second career in the construction industry, first working for G.A. Downs & Company. Eventually, he opened his own business, Steve Wallace Contracting, before retiring in 2013.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Steve is survived by his brothers, Arthur and Kenneth (Julia); nephew, Joshua Wallace (Anna); nieces, Amanda Stark (Rick) and Nevaeh Wallace; great-nephews, Collin Wallace and Christian Stark; great-niece, Ava Stark; and many other relatives and many dear friends, especially Ed and Sue Bishop.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 3, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Southside Chapel, 5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach), with the Rev. Kenneth Wallace presiding.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice or the American Kidney Fund.

Share online condolences with the family at Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory.

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