Leslie “Wallace” Roark, 90, of Lynchburg, died on Saturday, August 26, 2023. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jan Roark; and his two sisters, Nancy R. Parker, and Katherine R. Holt. Wallace was born May 6, 1933 in Brookneal, a son of the late Leslie William and Beulah B Roark. He formerly owned the Brookneal Department Store in Brookneal and Lynchburg Jobbing House in Lynchburg. He graduated from the University of Richmond and was a Veteran Officer of the US Army. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Wallace is survived by two sons, Leslie “Les” William Roark II and wife Ella of Lynchburg and Charles B Roark of Martinsville, VA; a niece, Pam; and three nephews, Greg, Ron and Zeb. He also leaves a special cousin, John Tonkins; special friend, John Burton of Halifax; his card buddies at Oakwood Country Club; and neighbors, Morgan, George and Mack – thank you for your friendships. The family would like to thank Gretna Health & Rehab for their compassionate care. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, with the Pastor Dennis Roberts officiating. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers Wallace’s family ask that you consider memorial contributions to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000 Langhorne, Road, Lynchburg, VA 24503. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.