Jan. 25, 1932 - Jan. 5, 2021 Jack Ronald Wallis, 88, was born January 25, 1932 in Vincent, Alabama. He went home to be with the Lord on January 5, 2021 peacefully within his home in Prairieville, Louisiana. Jack was a great man of strength, wisdom, integrity, and faith. His children described him as "firm but fair" throughout their childhood. He was an avid lover of old gospel music and would often belt out one liners at any given moment. He honorably served his country in the United States ARMY during the Korean War. He worked as a plant manager in the steel industry for decades. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Sue A. Wallis; his parents, Maples and Rena Wallis; brothers Denson, Wayne, and Thurman Wallis; sister Eloise Wallis. He is survived by his children Jackie Wright- Southaven, Mississippi; Larry Wallis and wife Debbie- Irving, Texas; Stephen Wallis and wife Judy- Central, Louisiana; Janice Bernard and husband Dwain- Prairieville, Louisiana; Kevin Wallis and wife Kendra- Estes Park, Colorado. Grandchildren Jennifer Richardson (Charlie); Randy Vandervort (Gina); Jason Wallis (Jessica); Kristen Wallis; Thomas "TJ" Trantham; Amber Schmolke; Michelle Terry; Danielle Landaiche (Luke); Stefanie Greenwood; Karla Wilson (Adam); Lindsey Ntouvas (Kostas); Laura Miller (Charlie). 20 great-grandchildren. 1 great-great-grandchild. Memorial Service will be held on January 7, 2021 from 10 am to 12 pm at Istrouma Baptist Church located at 39258 LA Hwy. 42, Prairieville, LA. The family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to caregivers Sabrina Hughes and Sonya Woodall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to St. Joseph's Hospice of Baton Rouge.
Published in The Advocate from Jan. 6 to Jan. 7, 2021.