Community remembers "the picture man" Tommy Wallace

Community remembers "the picture man" Tommy Wallace

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - A man known by many in Wichita Falls as "The Picture Man" is being remembered following his untimely death after a fire at his home.

"I mean you can search and search and search and I can guarantee you couldn't find anything bad to say about him," neighbor Kenon Lawry said.

The well-known businessman was most recognized for his lighted up crown he would wear when going to nightclubs to take photos and sell roses to bar patrons.

"He put a smile on everybody's face and he wore that crown. Everyone loved that crown," Hannah Mollice, Tommy's oldest daughter said.

An outpouring of support for Tommy's family can be seen all over social media.

"We appreciate all the posts from facebook," Cherie Wallace, Tommy's granddaughter said.

The man who said "Thank ya Jesus" every time he walked through a door is going to remembered for the joy he gave to others.

"We want (people) to remember those roses, and when you buy a rose remember that Tommy Wallace is a part of that rose that you have," Mollice said.

An account has been set up to help the family with funeral expenses and repairs to the home damaged in the fire on Thursday. It is set up at Union Square Credit Union in Wichita Falls.

Funeral arrangements for Tommy Wallace are set for Saturday, August 6th at 11:00 a.m.
A location has not yet been decided on, but the family says the service will be open to the public.

Samantha Forester, Newschannel 6

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