Wallace R. Avey, 91, of rural Ossian, passed away October 17, 2013 at River Terrace Estates. He was born on November 29, 1921 in Jay County to the late Taylor D. and Katie L. (Michael) Avey. He worked as a farmer, an owner and operator of his own welding and blacksmith shop, as the Wells County Veterans Service Officer, and with the Department of Veterans Affairs for Indiana. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1945. He was later a member of American Legion Post #111 and Lancaster Chapel United Methodist Church. He enjoyed spending his time riding his golf cart, gardening, studying history, and traveling. During his travels, he visited all 50 states. Surviving family include his wife of 65 years, Wilmina Avey; daughter, Judy (James) Reichert; granddaughters, Anika ( Josh) Colvin, Kylene (Kevin) Huff; great grandchildren, McCoy, Winnie, West; brother, Glen Avey; sister, Ruby Ash; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in passing by 8 siblings. A funeral service will be 10:00 am on Monday, October 21, 2013 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 West Mill St., Ossian with Visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be from 5-8 pm on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Lancaster Chapel United Methodist Church.