Surprise Funeral Care

16063 W. Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ


Wallace Jacob Brown III

April 6, 1979May 25, 2019

Wallace Jacob Brown III was born on April 6, 1979 and passed away on May 25, 2019.


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Wallace Jacob Brown III

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Daniel Hinder

June 2, 2019

Wally had a big heart, a kind soul, and an unwavering smile. He grinned through good times and bad, and while sometimes it wavered, his smile never went out. His unique verbal style could lighten even the most serious and somber occasion; he could brighten the room just by saying hello. He was a great guy with an inspiring command of language and a natural, refreshing sense of humor that was equal parts vulgar, wholesome, and witty. Mayberry meets MTV's Headbanger's Ball - that was Wally.

I've never met anyone like Wallace J. Brown the Third.

He gave me a roof over my head when my life was falling apart, he taught me how important it was to be able to smile even when it hurts, and he helped me through a dark time in my life without judging me or thinking less of me. He was a good friend, a great role model, he is dearly missed, and he will not be forgotten.

Missy Polosky

June 2, 2019

I would like to send my sincere condolences to Wally's family and friends. Although I didn't have the pleasure to get to know him well, Holly is a dear close friend of mine and I know how happy Wally made her. He was a good man and will be missed beyond words. I pray for peace and comfort for everyone during this difficult time.

Mark Rivett

June 2, 2019

I met Wally at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1997, but we didn’t become friends until we worked together on the Pittsburgh Paralympics Relief Sculpture project in the summer of 1998. There wasn’t a person whose life was not made happier by knowing Wally. He was hilarious, genuine, reliable, and good-hearted.

From 1998 to 2015 we played roleplaying games, played video games, watched movies, worked at a Haunted House, helped each other move numerous times, and counseled each other on life and love. He and I got into tabletop war gaming together – a hobby which I still enjoy. At one point, we became obsessed with World of Warcraft, which consumed over a year of our lives. When he left for Arizona, I didn’t fear that I was losing a friend. The family he had come to love would keep him, and one day he and I would meet again to catch up over a cold beer. We would talk as if no time had passed, save for the memories we shared.

Wally was a good man, whose friendship fills my memories with joy. I miss him, and I am heartbroken for his friends and family.

Rashun Lewis

June 1, 2019

I can't put in words how sad i am, ive know him for as little as a month and i can say nothing but great things about him i worked with him at NDX. And out of the entire year that ive been there; the time we were co workers was literally the best he had all these funny stories and such a genuine kind spirit i cant express how much of a joy he was to be around so encouraging and charismatic and he will forever be missed

Ivette Gaytan

June 1, 2019

Rest In Peace Wally
Rashun and I are very thankful to meet you at NDX thanks for everything you taught us and your friendship
Our deepest condolences to his family.

Jody Steinberger

June 1, 2019

I didnt have the pleasure of Wally's friendship nearly as long as most of the people here. What i did share was the opportunity to know a genuine, sincere, devoted friend. You didnt have to talk to him everyday to stay his friend. He didnt do anything half way. I was stunned to hear of his passing. By the words left here, and knowing him, we all knew the same person and share in this grief together. Rest in peace, and God bless his family, friends and memory.

Wally Brown Jr

June 1, 2019

To: Jason and Wally's kind loving friends.
Mom, Holly and I are so blessed by your sentiments. It is so comforting to read what you wrote!
Wally has left his heart with you, and all of you in ours!
Love to you all!
Mom & Dad

Lexie Johnson

June 1, 2019

I worked with Wally for only a short time at Continintal Lab. I enjoyed working with him. His kindness and willingness to help me with difficult cases and solving problems made it a pleasure to be his co worker. I imagine that this is true for all who worked with him. Wally's gentle sole is rare in this world. He made the world a better place just by being himself. My heart goes out to his family and dear friends. My prayers are with you at this great loss.

Jason Dunbar

June 1, 2019

Wally and I met in 8th grade, but we didn't become friends until 10th grade, where we bonded over all things nerdy (drawing, comics, movies, metal, action figures, rpg's, etc.). We finished high school together, and then we moved to Pittsburgh together. Wally was so friendly and outgoing that I credit him for introducing me to the friends I made those two years in Pittsburgh. Without him, things probably would've turned out differently for me. Here I am 20 years later, trying to grapple with this new reality, wishing I could hear him tell the tale of how he got his scar to someone new one more time.

As the memories and messages here can attest, Wally touched the lives of everyone he met with his kindness, generosity, and humor.

Rest in peace, "old-timer." You will be missed by many.

Michele Douma

June 1, 2019

I didn't know Wally well. Only worked with him for a couple months. But in that short amount of time it was obvious what a nice layed back person he was. My sincere condolences go out to his wife, family and friends.