Funeral service for Jerry Wayne Wallace, 80, of Mineola, is scheduled for 11:00 AM Friday, September 22, 2017 at Lowe Funeral Home with Brother Fred Morrow officiating. Interment will follow at Myrtle Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Thursday evening, September 21st, at Lowe Funeral Home.
Jerry Wayne Wallace was born November 24, 1936 in Malakoff, TX to Roy and Lucile Wallace. Upon graduating from Buckner Academy, he joined the U.S. Navy and served 4 years. He subsequently went to work for Western Electric, which later became AT&T, and then Alcatel Lucent. He retired from Alcatel Lucent after 40 years of employment. He became a master mason on October 8, 1964 and received his 50 years of Masonic Membership Golden Veterans Award in 2014.
Mr. Wallace passed away September 20, 2017 in Tyler after a lengthy illness.
He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Douglas Wallace; brothers, Don Wallace and Tommy Wallace.
He is survived by his wife, Joan Cole Wallace; daughter, Wendie Wallace; grandson, Branden Wallace; step-son, Kelly Cole and Wife Toni; sister, Joanna Hughes and husband Mike; nephews, Kevin, Bryan, Chris, and Corey Hughes; and brother, Bobby Wallace and wife Marsha.