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JOHNNY C. WALLEN

Johnny C. Wallen, 87, of Wildwood, GA, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at his residence.

A native and lifelong resident of Wildwood, Mr. Wallen was a graduate of Dade County High School and was a member and deacon of New England Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Air Force where he obtained the rank of Staff Sargent and retired as an ironworker and member of the Ironworkers Union #704. Johnny was a member of the Trenton Masonic Lodge #179 F&AM, the Alhambra Shrine, and musician’s local #80. He also served a vice-president & board of director for the Dade County Historical Society and the Dade County Industrial Development Committee. Johnny loved his farm and his family and was preceded in death by his parents, Pete & Gertie Smith Wallen.

Survivors include his loving wife of 65 years, Virginia Blevins Wallen; daughters, Alice (Terry) Sutphin and Sandra (George) Reed; grandchildren, Joshua (Amy) Reed, Kane (Emily) Sutphin, & Alice Nicole Reed; great-granddaughter, Virginia Claire Reed; sisters, Lib Street & Ruth Moore; several nieces & nephews.

Mr. Wallen will be laid to rest at the Chattanooga National Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may be share at ryanfuneralhome.net.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to New England Baptist Church.

Arrangements are by Ryan Funeral Home & Crematory, Trenton, GA.