Charles Judson Wallace, Jr. 69, a beloved figure in the Atlanta investment community, passed away at Piedmont Hospital, the result of a massive stroke on October 20, 2011.  In both his personal life and business endeavors, Charlie Wallace leaves a legacy of high integrity, genuine respect and pristine honor. He was a devoted father, a loving husband and a treasured friend to all. A sought-after golf buddy, he was fondly known as “Easy Money”. A patriotic American, he always flew the American flag at his front door. He was a memorable presence of personal warmth and grace, impeccably dressed with his generously starched shirts, popped collars and lack of socks. Born in Columbia, SC, he grew up in Asheville, NC, and received a bachelor’s degree from The Citadel. After service as an officer in the Finance Corp of the U.S Army during the Viet Nam years, he returned to graduate school in finance at the University of Tennessee. He entered investment management in 1968 at Wachovia Bank & Trust in Winston-Salem, NC, subsequently serving at Citizens & Southern Bank of South Carolina. After overseeing the Trust Investment department at the National Bank of Georgia, Mr. Wallace co-founded the predecessor firm to Zeliff Wallace Jackson in 1981. He served as the Chief Investment Officer, a founder and director of ZWJ Investment Counsel and was the chairman of the firm’s Investment Policy Committee.  Retiring in 2009, he pursued a wonderful life of enjoying the things that made him the happiest – traveling with his family, golf, laundry, yard work and a vicarious enjoyment of both of his son’s sporting contests and their social calendar. Mr. Wallace was a Chartered Financial Analyst, a Chartered Investment Counselor and a member of the CFA Society of Atlanta and the CFA Institute. He was a past president and director of the Georgia Securities Association, director of the North Atlanta National Bank until its sale and member of The Citadel School of Business Administration Advisory Board. Charlie worked tirelessly on various committees and the Board of Directors at the Cherokee Town Club. He was a member of Peachtree Presbyterian Church.  Thank God for Charlie Wallace’s life and the blessing he has been to us all. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Beth Carey Wallace, his two sons, Charles Judson Wallace III of Atlanta/Barcelona, and John Stewart Wallace of Atlanta and a sister Katherine Wallace Bisbing of Wilmington NC. A Memorial Service to celebrate his life will be held Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 10 AM in the main sanctuary of Peachtree Presbyterian Church, 3434 Roswell Road, Atlanta, with a reception in the Williams Room at the church afterward. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to the Citadel School of Business Administration/Center for Financial Services Education would be appreciated. c/o Ron Green, The Citadel School of Business, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409.  Patterson’s Spring Hill Chapel, Atlanta, GA. Tags: 1964

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