Howard Wallace, Jr. was born February 24, 1942 in Lawrence County, Tennessee to the late the Howard Wallace, Sr. and Odessa Wallace. He departed this earthly life July 3, 2022. He was educated in the Lawrence County and Maury School Systems. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Timothy Wallace and sister, Harolene Walls.
He was saved as a child and joined the Saint John United Methodist Church, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. He later moved his membership to the First Street Missionary Baptist Church on Montgomery Street, under the leadership of Pastor Kimbrough. He moved his membership to the Saint James Missionary Baptist Church, under the pastorate of Reverend George T. Brooks, Sr. He served as a member of the Carrie Adkins Ushers. He was married to the former Maria Eaton on August 15, 2009.
He was a graduate of Tennessee State University with a Masters degree, plus 30 hours in elementary education, physical education, administration, and supervision. Because of his commitment to education, the gym at Hattie Cotton Elementary School is named in his honor. He retired after thirty (30) of service. He gave many dedicated years of service to the McNeilly Center for children.
He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife Maria Wallace, sons, Jerome (Yolanda) Beasley, Kendall Thompson, Dewayne (Stephanie) Wallace, and Jermaine Taylor; daughters Romona Wallace, Cheryl (Michael) Roby, and Michelle Duffy; brothers, William A. Wallace, James H. (Sherry) Wallace; sisters, Shirley (Walter) Dennis, Romona Moore, Shirley Robinson, Patricia Gardner, and Martha Hargrove; 11 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends; devoted friends Romelia Wallace, Maurice Jordan, Norman (Cathy) Johnson, Jr., Carl (Loise) Davidson, and Joe Findley Armstrong. Viewing Monday, July 11, 2022, 1-6:00pm at fh. Visitation Tuesday July 12, 2022, 11-12:00pm with funeral to follow at St. James MB Church600 28th ave. North. Burial in Hills of Calvary Cemetery.