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Sunday, October 29, 2006

Former QPR Player Barry Wallace Died

News of the death of former QPR player, Barry Wallace was reportedly in yesterday's QPR Programme. Wallace played for QPR between 1977 and 1980. He was 47.

Oklahoma Soccer
Tulsa Roughneck Barry Wallace Loses Battle With Cancer

Former Tulsa Roughneck fan favorite lost a terrible battle with cancer on October 17. According to teammate Victor Moreland, Barry had been hospitalized for several weeks in Kansas City. Barry requested not to have contact, but all Oklahoma soccer fans who watched Barry play will want to send thoughts and prayers to his family.
The funeral was held in Lenexa, Kansas, where Barry had established residency after playing soccer with the Kansas City Comets until 1990. Barry was a member of the Tulsa Roughneck Soccer Bowl champions in 1983 and also played for Wichita, Minnesota, and Tacoma.
A member of the Queens Park Rangers of the English First Division, Barry arrived in Tulsa in 1980 and became friends with Moreland. After retiring from professional soccer, Barry became a youth coach for his daughter and son’s teams.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made for his daughter’s college fund. Address checks to: In Memory of Barry Wallace, Premier Bank, 15301 W 87th Street Parkway, Lenexa, KS 66219.

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