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Wallace Stanley Squibb, Sr. Wallace Stanley Squibb, Sr.
(July 12, 1967 - December 18, 2013)

Wallace Stanley Squibb, Sr. 46, passed away December 19, 2013. Wallace was born in Springfield, Mo. on July 12,1967, to Christine Peterson Squibb and John Wallace Squibb. Wallace was united in marriage to Amy Buchli Squibb, August 21, 1993. They have two sons, Wallace Stanley Squibb, Jr. and Will Squibb.

Wallace grew up on a farm near Bois D; Arc, Missouri. He was active in the local 4-H program and served as President of the Missouri 4-H in 1984. He graduated from Ash Grove High School in 1985. While in high school, Wallace competed in varsity athletics as well as on the history and math teams.

Wallace received his B.A. in Economics from Grinnell College in 1989, where he was a four year letterman and captain of both the football and baseball teams. He was also a two year letterman on the basketball team. Wallace earned his M.B.A. in 1995 from Drury University Breech School of Business.

Wallace earned his Juris Doctorate from Washburn University in 1992, with honors, where he was an Associate Editor of the Law Journal and member of the Moot Court Board. He received the American Jurisprudence Award for Product Liability.

After graduating from law school, Wallace returned to Springfield to work as a law clerk for the Honorable Russell G. Clark, United States District Court Judge. While working for Judge Clark, Wallace worked on the Kansas City desegregation case.

Wallace was a partner with Turner, Reid, Duncan, Loomer and Patton, in Springfield, where he practiced automotive product liability defense from 1994-2008, where he tried lawsuits all over the country, In 2008, Wallace started Squibb law Firm.

Wallace was a member of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, serving as President in 2009. While President, he worked for the passage of the non-partisan court plan in Greene County, leading the effort to address the Public Defender crisis in Greene County by forming a volunteer panel that successfully addressed the issues for that year.

Wallace served on the Missouri Bar Board of Directors from 2000-present. Prior to being elected to the Board of Directors, Wallace served as the YLS representative and was the liason to the Board. Wallace was a member of the Federal Practice Committee for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri. Wallace was also a member of the American Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, American Bar Association, Missouri Association of Defense Lawyers, Defense Research Institute and Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce.

Wallace loved the outdoors and hunting with his bird dogs Aristotie and Bacchus.

Most recently, Wallace coached his sons' sports teams. With all of his accomplishments, Wallace was most proud of his wife and children, and his loving family.

Wallace was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dr. Stanley and Marjorie Peterson, Wallace and Ruth Squibb, his father, John Wallace Squibb. He is survived by his mother, Christine Squibb, his loving wife, Amy, and their two sons, Wallace, Jr. and Will; his brothers, Lee and his fianc'e, Crystal, Mark Vert and wife Suzanne; sister Elizabeth; his mother-in-law, Lorraine Buchli; his brother-in-law Richard Buchli and his wife Julia; his sister-in-law Robin Vandieren and her husband James; his aunt and uncle Rick and Mary Beth Powell, St. Louis; his nephews Lucas Vert and Jericole Hellems; and nieces Lynsey Vert Stech and Meghan Vandieren; and hundred of friends. Wallace loved his bird dogs. He recently lost Aristotle, his beloved English Setter, of 16 years, and is survived by his dog, Bacchus.

A Memorial Service will be held at First and Calvary Presbyterian Church, Springfield, at 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 23, 2013. A visitation will follow in the church atrium. Interment will be later Monday afternoon in the Prospect Cemetery, Bois D' Arc. All arrangments are in care and direction of Wilson Brim Daniel Funeral Home, Ash Grove, Mo.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Missouri 4-H Foundation, 1110 S. College Avenue, Columbus, Missouri 65211 or a charity of the donor's choice.