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Luther Wayne Fallis

December 31, 1969 November 8, 2014
Luther Wayne Fallis
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Luther Wayne Fallis, 81, of Mt. Pleasant passed away on November 8, 2014 at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL surrounded by his immediate family. Wayne was born August 9, 1933 in Amsterdam, GA. His parents were Luther and Louise McAnally Fallis. Wayne is probably best known for his service to the Boy Scouts of America. He joined Scouts in 1945 and remained active until his death. As a youth he attained the rank of Eagle with 3 palms, the highest rank for a youth. He continued with Troop 202 serving as Junior Assistant Scout Master, Assistant Scout Master and Scout Master prior to his 21st birthday. After moving to Mt. Pleasant he formed Troop 215 and served as Scout Master for a number of years. He continued to serve on various district and council committees. In 1983 Wayne was awarded the Silver Beaver, the highest award the council can award a volunteer. Over the years he received many other local, district and council awards and recognition. Most recently he was recognized by the Gadsden Liberty District as one of the first honorees for the Wall Of Fame. One of the highlights of his scouting career was attending second National Jamboree at Valley Forge, PA in 1950. In 1985 he and his son, Clay, attended the National Jamboree at Ft. A. P. Hill, VA in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Boy Scouts. Since then he attended each National Jamboree including the one in 2010 celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Scouting. In 2013 he and Clay and grandson, Joey all attended the National Jamboree held at the Summit, the new Boy Scout reservation in West Virginia. He frequently stated what an exciting time this was to be able to share this with both son and grandson. He was a very active Vigil member of the Order of the Arrow Semialachee Lodge 239. In 2012 he and son, Clay and grandson, Joey all attended the National Order of the Arrow Conference at Michigan State University. At OA functions he was usually found in the kitchen washing dishes while others did the cooking. His saying was "your burn it, you wash it." After retiring from his state job he served as ranger at Wallwood Boy Scout Reservation for 11 years and is known by many in the scouting family as "Ranger Wayne." In addition to his work with the Boy Scouts he was an active volunteer in many other community activities including Quincy Music theater Founding Angel; President of Glen Julia Park Assoc.; President/Chief of the Mt. Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department; Centenary Camp and churches including Glen Julia United Methodist and Old Mt. Pleasant United Methodist. He was the recipient of the Exchange Club Book of Golden Deeds. Wayne's life work was firefighting having worked for the Florida Forest Service for 31 plus years, retiring in 1987 and serving with the Mt. Pleasant volunteer Fire Department from its beginning in 1968 to the present. Known to many as "Sarge" he served in the Florida National Guard Quincy Unit for 34 plus years, retiring in 1986. He is survived by wife of 49 plus years, Caroline Pinson Fallis; sister, Alphia F. Stephens of Quincy, son and daughter-in-law, Clayton Wayne and Sandy Snow Fallis of Mt. Pleasant; Granddaughter Ashton Claire Fallis of Tallahassee and Grandson Joseph Wayne Fallis of Mt. Pleasant. Uncle Wayne will be missed by many nieces, nephews and other family friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Luther and Louise Fallis; sisters, Euphia F. Ryals and Eunice F. Roberts; and daughters, Rebekah Gail and Carrie Anne Fallis. Visitation will be at 10 AM, followed by the service at 11 am on Wednesday November 12 at Thomas Memorial Baptist Church, 1101 W. Washington St., Quincy, FL. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to Boy Scout Troop 201, 410 N. 14th Street, Quincy, FL. or Centenary Camp, Pavilion Fund, 371 Centenary Camp Rd., Quincy, FL 32352. Charles McClellan Funeral Home, 15 S. Jackson St., Quincy, FL 32351, 850-627-7677 is in charge of arrangements.

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