Wallace Glenn Ullery Sunday, July 23, 1922 - Saturday, May 13, 2017

Cumberland, MD – Wallace Glenn Ullery, 94, of Cumberland, MD, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.
 
Born into a railroad family, July 23, 1922, in Romney, WV, Wallace (or Wally as he liked to be called) was the second youngest of eight children of Ocie Ullery and Bertha Ella (Smoot) Ullery.  He was also preceded in death by his wife: Betty; a daughter: Rebecca “Becky” Carpenter; brothers: Blair and Eugene; and his sisters: Ina Parker, Odessa Ashenfelter, Mae Elizabeth “Tina” Campbell and Helen Eror.  He is survived by his younger sister: Katherine Abe, Wiley Ford, WV; his son: Craig; and his grandson: Ian, both of California. 
 
Wally grew up during the Great Depression and South Cumberland was his playground.  In 1936 at age 13, his proficiency at marbles took him to Ocean City, NJ to become U.S Marble Champ.  He frequently caddied at the Country Club golf course, walking there from South Cumberland.  Later, he excelled at basketball and received a scholarship to Frostburg State College.  After Pearl Harbor, he entered the army and landed at Normandy shortly after D-Day.  His unit was bombarded by V-1 rockets and, a few days later in France, he returned from an expedition to find a crater where his barracks had been.  During the war, Wally corresponded regularly with Betty Shaffer and when he returned from Europe after the war, they dated and were married in 1946.  Their daughter, Rebecca, was born in 1948, and in 1950, they built a house in Cumberland’s Johnson Heights neighborhood where they lived since.  Their son, Craig, was born in 1955.  For many years, Wally was the City Clerk of Cumberland and also worked with Betty at Light’s Flower Shop, which they owned & operated together.  After retiring from the city, he was elected as a city councilman.  He enjoyed gardening, playing golf, and was an active member of The Livingstone Church of the Brethren.  Wally's love and devotion to family, friends, his church & God, was unequaled.  
 
There will be no viewing, but a memorial service will be conducted at The Livingstone Church of the Brethren, 114 N Cedar Street, Cumberland, MD, on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 11:00 A.M., with Pastors Gerald Hott and Grant Abe officiating.

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To Craig, Ian, Katie & Family,

So sorry for your loss.  Keeping you all in thought and prayer.

 

Thoughts and Prayers Graig. So sorry to learn of Wally's passing. He was a dear friend of our family.Him and dad were in the same platoon in the war. Dad was the medic. My he rest in peace.

Dear Craig,
I am so sorry for your loss of your dad. And loosing both parents within a year is doubly hard. I remember them both from our church years together. My thoughts are with you now, as they were when your mom passed.

My thoughts are with you Craig. Rest Wallace Rest.

 

M thoughts and prayers are with you at this time! Wally was a great man and will be missed by so many!!!