Wallace B. "Wally" Slone Sr., 81, of Monroe, Ohio, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at Middletown Regional Hospital. He was born in Middlesboro, Ky., on Nov. 17, 1921, to parents Benjamin J. and Della Mae (Noe) Slone Sr. Wally worked in the slab mill maintenance department of Armco Steel Corp. for 30 years, retiring in 1975. He served his country in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force reserves, retiring in 1975, after serving a combined total of 35 years in the military. A veteran of World War II, he had served 39 months overseas in Africa and Europe. Wally was active in the Boy Scouts of America for 55 years, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, with three oak leaves. He was awarded the Silver Beaver Award and served as a commissioner for the Dan Beard Council. He was a member of the Dial Radio Club of Middletown since 1960 and a volunteer advisor with Junior Achievement. Wally was a charter member of Eastview Baptist Church in Franklin. Wally was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, William Wallace Schmidt; six sisters; and three brothers. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Alice (Saylor) Slone; a daughter, Lettie J. (Bill) Schmidt of Yakima, Wash.; two sons, Wallace B. (Martina) Slone Jr. of Monroe, Ohio, and J. Robert (Amy) Slone of Maineville, Ohio; granddaughters Susan C. (Brian) Barnes, Heather Lynn (Tandyn) Lippert and Siobhan Slone; a grandson, Jon Wallace (Nicole) Slone; and a great-grandson, Benjamin Wallace Slone. ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 9, at Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home, 3805 Roosevelt Blvd. at Bonita Drive, Middletown, with Pastor Dwaine Tilford officiating. Visitation will be Friday prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Butler County Memorial Park. DONATIONS: Memorial donations may be made to Dan Beard Council, Boy Scouts of America, 2331 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206-2865. Condolences may be sent to the family via our Web page at wwwWilsonSchrammSpaulding.com Published 05.08.03