Wallace R. "Wally" Howard 73 of Des Plaines was born July 13, 1939 in Russellville, AL to the late Will and Rebecca (nee King) Howard and passed away December 18, 2012 at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. Wally began working at the Standard Gas Station (which is now BP Amoco) at Lee and Algonquin Roads in 1959 and later became the owner of the station and ran it until his retirement in 2006. Wally was the beloved husband of Emily (nee Duncan); loving father of Timothy R. (Jane) Howard and Gina L. Ellinger; cherished grandfather of Samuel R. (Otilia) Howard, Lacey Ellinger, Dane Ellinger and Rayana Cantu; great grandfather of Devin Ellinger and dear brother of Cratus Holland, Evelyn Sparks and the late Roosevelt Howard. Visitation will be Sunday December 23, 2012 from 3PM-8PM at Oehler Funeral Home 2099 Miner Street (Northwest/Rt. 14 at Rand Road) Des Plaines. There will be an additional visitation on Thursday December 27, 2012 from 11 AM until time of funeral service 1 PM at the Pinkard Funeral Home in Russellville, AL. Interment will be in Franklin Memory Garden, Russellville, AL. Contributions to Des Plaines Church of Christ 1794 Illinois Street Des Plaines, IL 60018 appreciated.