Wallace left this world to go to that great roundup in the sky with his Lord and maker on October 29, 2011, after a brave, year-long battle with cancer. Wallace was preceded in death by both parents, Francis Robert Hinnant and Martha Young Hinnant.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Judy Rankin Hinnant of Blanco, and daughters Mae Beth Hinnant Taylor and her husband Bryan of Boerne, and Jenni Lee Hinnant of Blanco. He is also survived by his siblings, Margaret Smith and husband Jerry of Alice; Buz Hinnant and wife Judy of Brazoria; Carla Herbert and husband Gary of Gilroy, California; and Barbara Johnson and husband David of Corpus Christi and numerous nieces and nephews and many cousins.
Wallace graduated high school from Freer, Texas, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from Tarleton State University where he met and married Judy Raye Rankin on May 5, 1973.
Wallace managed the J.F. Welder Heirs Ranch in Freer, then later owned and operated a welding construction business in Blanco, and most recently managed the Hidden Falls Ranch in Boerne.
Wallace’s interests were varied and never boring – from contract cowboy, construction, oil field fabrication, and welding construction to competing in steer roping and riding cutting horses. He had an appreciation for the outdoors and all wildlife. He was a boy scout, an excellent marksman, one heck of a ranch hand and horseman, a true southern gentleman, and a loving husband and proud father.
Services will be held Wednesday, November 2, 2011, at 2:00pm in the chapel at Crofts Funeral Home in Blanco, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.