Harry "Jack" Wallace

9 November , 192611 December , 2016

Wallace – Harry Jackson “Jack” Wallace of Jacksonville, FL passed from this life on Sunday December 11, 2016. He was born in Mulberry, FL November 9, 1926. His family moved to Fort White, FL when he was 2 years old and he resided there until he moved to Jacksonville, FL in 1947. He was employed at the Florida Theater from 1947 until 1949 when he began working for St. Vincent’s Medical Center where he established the hospitals first Respiratory Therapy department. He retired from St. Vincent’s after 43 years of service. On March 13, 1989 by special proclamation signed by former Mayor Tommy Hazouri, the City of Jacksonville in partnership with St. Vincent’s Medical Center honored Mr. Wallace by declaring March 13, 1989 to be Harry Jackson Wallace Day in honor of his avid dedication and tireless contributions to medicine. Mr. Wallace is preceded in death by his wife Gladys Marie (Davis) Wallace, his father Frank Wallace, his mother Lena (McCormick) Wallace, his three siblings: Raleigh Wallace (Margie), Elmer Wallace (Geneva), and Norman Wallace (Merle). He is survived by his children: Russell Wallace (Johnette), Wyman Wallace, Daleen Wallace Bishop (Gil), and Don Barnard (Mary). Also 9 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Based on the wishes of Mr. Wallace there will not be a viewing or visitation. There will be a graveside funeral service Friday December 16, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at the Elim Baptist Church cemetery located at 6855 S. W. Elim Church Road, Fort White, FL 32038. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Harry Jackson Wallace to the Taylor Foundation, 6601 Chester Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32217. Funeral Services entrusted to and overseen by the Hardage-Giddens Town and Country Funeral Home – Riverside Memorial Park 7242 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32205 (904) 781-9262.


  • Graveside Service Friday, 16 December , 2016


Harry "Jack" Wallace

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18 December 2016

Dear Mr. Wallace...I feel so blessed to have known you... Thank you for being such a really awesome role model to so many of us when we started out our careers at St. Vincent's in the Respiratory Therapy Department. We learned so much from you. I will always remember your quiet, dignified way of doing things, along with your great sense of humor. The memories of those days and you will always be close to our hearts.

Jimmy Parker

16 December 2016

Mr. Wallace was a ROCK...He was steadfast, dedicated and true. He inspired me as a young man with the simplicity and grace in which he lived..I am best friends with his son Russell whom I've known since we were tots...Over 50 years now. He spoke little yet said much...His wit was sweet & sour and made me laugh...His views and opinions were stellar...If he called us in for "Kangaroo Court" we knew we were in hot water....He was a gentle soul and I don't think I ever heard him raise his voice...He was stern but fair, serious yet funny and as wise of a person I knew at that time...With sadness of heart, we grieve your passing...With gladness of heart, we know you are in GODS hands...May you live on in those of us who knew you and may your journey be sweet. GOD BLESS

13 December 2016

Our deepest sympathy to Jack's family. He and Gladys were our neighbors for many years, and they are missed. Ce & Robert Worley

Cathy Gee

12 December 2016

Precious Memories....