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Updated: 12/27/2013 08:00:01AM

Wallace Tervin

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Wallace “Bubba” Tervin passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2013.

He was born April 12, 1931, in Bradenton, Fla., to Wallace and Deleon Tervin.

Wallace went into the U.S. Army in 1948, and retired as Lieutenant Colonel in 1974. After retirement, he returned back to Bradenton, where he began a career in Real Estate. He continued this career for 12 years. After Wallace retired from Real Estate, he dedicated three years to Sahib Temple in Sarasota, Fla., and worked his way to becoming Potentate for the Temple. In 1990, he had a calling to become a Minister. He accepted this calling with all his heart. Wallace was pastor over the Fort Ogden, Fla., and the Nocatee, Fla., United Methodist Churches. In 1995, he retired to Lake Wales, Fla., and started another career preaching at First United Methodist Church of Indian Lake Estates, Fla.

Wallace went by many titles in his life — Lt. Col., Reverend, Husband, Father, Grandad and Great-Grandad. He strove at each of these with the love and determination to be the best at all. He succeeded! Wallace was a mentor and a leader to everyone.

He is survived by five sons and three daughters-in-law, Wallace R. (Betsey) Tervin of Bradenton, Roger W. (Kaprecia) Tervin of Pocola, Okla., David L. (Leslie) Tervin of Lakeland, and Jimmy Hurst and Tim Hurst, both of Clearwater, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Wallace was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta “Bobbie” Tervin.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at First United Methodist Church of Indian Lake Estates, with the Rev. Steven Knitter officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Cornerstone Hospice or Shriners Hospital in Tampa, Fla.

Arrangements are by Marion Nelson Funeral Home, Lake Wales.


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