All Inductees

Frank E. Wallace Jr.

Johnny Boren Award

Frank Wallace was born February 28, 1927, in Benbrook, Texas. At the age of 9, he and his family moved to the ranching community of Justin, Texas. The family ranch, “THE HANGING W,” is where he remained to raise his own family until his death on August 9, 2004. Frank became interested in rodeo events due to his work on the ranch. From 1947-1978 he competed in steer wrestling and in the earlier years also saddle bronc riding. After marrying Edna Williams in December, 1949, his travels on the rodeo circuit were kept pretty near home due to his work with a large railroad salvage company in Justin, Texas.

Becoming a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) in 1954 was a big step for him. Winning the steer wrestling event at the Houston Fat Stock Show and Rodeo in 1958 was a highlight in his career and a financial boost. In 1959, he began his own salvage business known as Wallace Salvage. Then in 1977, he opened Justin Discount Boots and Cowboy Outfitters which is still thriving today. In 2005, Frank was voted the PRCA-Texas Circuit Man of the Year. The Wallace home was always a welcomed stop for many cowboys as they provided the arena, the practice stock, and Ms. Edna’s home cooking.

While his two children, Mark and Nancy competed in high school rodeos, he was always there to lend a hand to them as well as others. Frank was a well-respected civic leader in the Justin, Texas community and across North Texas and involved in the Masonic Lodge. Today, Ms. Edna, Mark and Lesa and son Sterling; Nancy and Steve Hollingsworth and their children Amanda and Jaclyn are involved in the family business and actively participate with horses and rodeo.