Wallace F. Pullen III
Wallace F. Pullen III, 39, of Hudson, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at Columbia Memorial Hospital after an illness which he could fight no more. Born August 9, 1980, at CMH, Wally was the son of Mildred L. (Dolly) Pullen of Hudson and Wallace F. Pullen Jr. of West Ghent, both of whom survive him.
He is also survived by a brother, Travis J. Pullen (Laura Deters) of Spring Hill, Florida; his fiance, Ann Griffin of Hudson and her son and daughter, Daniel and Caitlin Jennings; a daughter, Myley Rose Pullen of Massachusetts; and his grandmother, Blossom A. Pullen of Stottville. He also leaves behind many aunts and uncles, including Bonnie (Harder) Ostoyich (Jim) of Germantown; Nancy (Harder) Fontaine (Fred) of Hudson; Connie (Harder) Horton (Bob) of Germantown; Donna (Pullen) Manchuck and Mark Pullen, both of Stottville; and Wayne Dedrick Sr. (Linda) of Austerlitz. He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Wallace F. Pullen Sr. of Stottville and his maternal grandparents, John F. and Shirley E. Harder of Germantown. Also, aunts and uncles, Roger and Lee Rekow and Philip H. Dedrick III (Linda), all of Germantown; and John F. Harder Jr. of California.
Wally was an excellent guitar player and a big fan of stock car racing. He went to Lebanon Valley Speedway with his grandfather every week and raced with his friends on the computer. He was a fan of Mark Martin. He also attended the races with his uncle, Mark Pullen of Stottville, at various locations. Wally had been employed as an accomplished welder and fabricator with Wally’s Welding and, more recently, with Bill Baldwin and Sons, learning to operate heavy equipment. Wally attended school in the Chatham School District and also attended St. John’a Episcopal Church in Stockport, where he served as an acolyte in his younger years.
Visitation for family members and close friends will be 4-6:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, at the Bates and Anderson Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson, with a service beginning at 6:30 p.m. . Following cremation, Wally’s ashes will be interred with his paternal grandfather at 10 a.m. Friday, May 15, in Mellenville Union Cemetery. A reception celebrating Wally’s life will be announced at a later date.