December 20, 1948 – October 7, 2020
Jerry Wallace, 71, of Harrison, TN, passed away, October 7, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 20, 1948 in Lewiston, ME, and was the son of Heman Wallace and Irene Redmond Wallace.
Jerry joined the United States Marine Corps after graduating high school and served in the Vietnam War. As a young boy, growing up in a carpentry family he developed a love of woodworking. He could make anything from furniture to small crafts.
He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Marilyn Faye Hannan Wallace, daughter, Pam Risley (Daniel) Webb of Georgetown, TN, grandson, Zachery Risley of Harrison, TN; great-grandson, Fisher Risley of Taylorsville, GA, and numerous brothers, sisters, in-laws, nieces, and nephews. He was loved by all that were fortunate enough to meet him.
At Jerry's request, they will no viewing but a small, intimate celebration of his life at the Chattanooga National Cemetery at 11:00 am, Friday, October 16, 2020 with Chaplain Mike Justice officiating with full Military Honors.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you graciously donate to Amedisys Hospice of Chattanooga.
Due to Covid-19, we request that mask be worn at all times at the cemetery and that all Hamilton County and the CDC’s mandates be adhered to.
Please share your memories of Jerry with the family at www.chattanoogavalleyviewchapel.com
Arrangements are by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 7414 Old Lee Hwy., Chattanooga, TN 37421.
Celebration of Life Service with Full Military Honors
Friday, October 16, 2020
October 14, 2020
Jerry was my brother in law and a very special person. He was a lot of fun and dedicated to family. He will be greatly missed.
October 11, 2020
Jerry, there are so many memories you and I have shared over the years. Some good and some not so much. I just want you to know I am so grateful for the years we had together and you were my everything. I love you and will love you forever. Be healthy and for the first time, in a very long time be wiithout any pain or illness . You was my rock. I love you
October 8, 2020
Jerry was such a kind hearted and gentle man, and had such a loving and generous soul. His smile and laughter would light up the room. He and Tom would enjoying talking about men stuff. When asked what they talked about, we were told that it was"man talk." I shall miss him and will always remember him with love. Marilyn, Zack, Pam and Fisher, our love and prayers are always with you.
October 8, 2020
You are the greatest Jerry. I loved talking to you and Marilyn while sitting at the table drinking coffee. I will miss you so much.