Wayne Williams Wallace, 78, of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at his home.Wayne was born on Oct. 17, 1934 in Harriman, Tenn.Survived by his wife of 50 years: Martha Walker Wallace, daughters, stepsons, grandchildren, great-granddaughter and siblings.Wayne lived in Harriman, attending school until he joined the U.S. Navy in 1951. During his time in the Navy, he was involved in both the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. He served 20 years in the Navy, retiring in 1971.In 1971, Wayne and family returned to Tennessee, where he accepted a job with LSE in Tullahoma. In 1984, Wayne accepted a position with Chattanooga Corporation and relocated his family to Hixson. He retired in 1994 at age 59.The family will receive friends from noon-2 p.m. EST on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Kyker Funeral Homes, Harriman, with the funeral service immediately following. www.kykerfuneralhomes.com.In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in memory of Wayne W. Wallace be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/.