Wallace Haisten, age 87, passed away at home, surrounded by his family, on April 11, 2011. A native of Childersburg, he was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Mildred Gauntt Haisten.
He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Louise Haisten; his children, James “Pete” Haisten (Sharon), Dianne Slaten (Eddie), Gary Haisten (Pat) and step-son, Kenny Goodwin, all of Childersburg; grandchildren, Karen Spivey (Wayne), Brian Haisten (Pam), Jason Haisten (Jenny), Chad Slaten (Karen), Tonya Cronan (James), Hunter Haisten (Laura), Wes Haisten; special grandchild, Amanda Poole; great-grandchildren, Christa Jones (Andy), Blake Haisten (Amanda), Katie Haisten, Payton and Landon Haisten, Reid and Ryan Slaten, Abby, Maggie and Gracie Willis, Hallie Claire and Lila Haisten; and great-great grandchildren, Luke and David Jones and Addy Haisten; step-children, Kathy Carter (Jerry), Joey Goodwin (Judy), Patty Shaw (Tommy), Tracy Shaw (Hugh); step-grandchildren, Crystal Vasquez, Kelly Johnstone, Angela Carter and Shane Goodwin; and five step-great grandchildren.
Mr. Haisten was the oldest of eight children born to Ollie Mae and Mellis Haisten and is survived by brothers, Bill, Bob and Malcolm Haisten, sister, Pam Bryant and a host of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Haisten was a veteran of WWII and a long-time member of Fairmont Baptist Church in Sylacauga where he served the Lord and led the singing for many years. He retired at the age of 80 from Haisten Pest Control where he was loved by his customers throughout the area. Affectionately known as “Pop” by his family and others, he will be dearly missed by all.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 13 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Curtis & Son Funeral Home in Childersburg. Chapel services will be on Thursday, April 14 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Dr. Ralph Thomas officiating. Burial to follow in Greenhill Cemetery in Childersburg. Pallbearers will be Chad Slaten, Brian Haisten, Jason Haisten, Hunter Haisten, Wes Haisten, James Cronan and Wayne Spivey.
The family wishes to thank the staff of New Beacon Hospice for their compassionate care.