Visitation and funeral services have been set for a former Mineral Wells man who was killed as the result of a shooting inside a west Fort Worth church.
Anton "Tony" Wallace, 64, of Fort Worth, was killed along with Richard White, 67, of suburban River Oaks in the Dec. 29 shooting inside West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement.
Family of a former local resident who attended Mineral Wells High School are grieving his death Sunday morning at the hands of a shooter inside a west Fort Worth church.
Wallace was a church deacon, and White was a member of the church's security team. Wallace attended Mineral Wells High School.
Visitation for Wallace is 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at Greenwood Funeral Home, 3100 White Settlement Road, in Fort Worth, followed by service at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Altamesa Church of Christ, located at 4600 Altamesa Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76133.
Family members wanted to find a church large to hold what they anticipate will be a large turnout of family, friends and others wishing to offer their condolences and support in the aftermath of last Sunday's tragedy.
With some 240 people attending service, Wallace was helping serve communion when a man stood up, pulled out a shotgun and fired, striking Wallace and White. Within six seconds, according to reports, the head of the church's security team, Jack Wilson, a trained firearms expert, shot and killed the assailant.
Tony Wallace was rushed to a hospital but he did not survive his injuries.
WHITE SETTLEMENT — The man who shot and killed two people inside a west Fort Worth church on Sunday had been at the church before and received help. Sunday he showed up in disguise and concealing a shotgun that he turned on members of the congregation.
The attacker was identified as Keith Thomas Kinnunen, 43. Known to members of the church, and who had been helped in the past by the church, Kinnunen arrived at church Sunday in facial disguise, wearing a long coat that hid the shotgun he was carrying.
Kinnunen had a mental and criminal past and was described by an ex-wife as "paranoid" and "violent."
Wallace was a registered nurse and was said to be a kind and humble servant of the Lord who never cursed.
Lindsey Erin Wallace, formerly of Mineral Wells, who now also resides in Fort Worth, called her uncle "an amazing husband, father, papa, brother and uncle."
She said her uncle was also an excellent nurse who was "loved and respected by so many other nurses, doctors and other medical field colleagues that he worked with throughout all of the years him being a nurse."
Funeral service for White, a sales manager, took place Thursday afternoon at Western Hills Church of Christ in Fort Worth.