Feb. 15, 1941 – Jan. 24, 2023
Robert “Jerry” Wallace, 81, of Jayess, died Jan. 24, 2023.
He was born the youngest of three children to Myrtle and Tommy Wallace in Progress Feb. 15, 1941.
Following his high school graduation, Wallace moved to Jayess. He met his wife, Lavonne Reid in 1960 and they married on July 29, 1962. They had two sons, Robert and Damon, and one daughter Marjorie.
He owned and operated Wallace Portable Buildings in McComb for 30 years before retiring in 2007. He had a passion for helping people in the community, and was never happier than when he was helping a neighbor or sharing vegetables from his garden.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lavonne; children, Robert (Karen) Wallace, Damon (Rita) Wallace, and Marjorie (Mike) Dewitt; grandchildren, Trey and Bella Dewitt, Krista Wallace and Brittany (Sawyer) Sparks, and one great-granddaughter Audrey Sparks; his sister, Dolly McKenzie, and brother, Larry (Olive) Wallace.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Myrtle Wallace and his father, Tommy Wallace.
There will be a celebration of life at New Bethel Church, Jayess, Jan. 28, 2023.
Hartman-Jones Funeral Home in McComb was in charge of the arrangements. To share an online condolence please visit www.hartmanjonesfuneralhome.com