Jesse Wallace

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Jesse “Popinia” Wallace, age 82. Sunrise October 10, 1938 and Sunset February 12, 2021.

Born in Talladega, Alabama moved to Columbus, Ohio around the age of 12. Attended East High School as well as Central High School, and later joined the military serving in the Air force with an honorable discharge. Mr. Wallace was a longtime member of Refuge Baptist Church.

A member of the Wallace Bros. band and later inducted into the Senior Musicians Hall of Fame. He owned 7 show cars all painted canary yellow and was known as Mr. Hydraulic in the neighborhood. He was the owner of the Wallace Bros. Hardware established in 1965. Visitation 11:00am and Funeral 12:00pm Friday, February 19, 2021 at Refuge Baptist Church, 400 N. 20th St. Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates.

Preceded in death by mother, Ruth Christine Chandler-Wallace; father, Ernest L. Wallace Sr.; eight brothers, five sisters, granddaughter, Jessica Harris; and grandson lil Jesse Wallace.

Surviving relatives, daughters, Michele Ferguson, Angie (Stew) Wallace, Beverly (John) Wallace-Motton; Marie Silva; sons, Robert Ferguson, Kevin (Premala) Jones and Michael Gordon; brother, Robert (Terry) Wallace; sister, Gladys Wallace; and a host of grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Visitation 11:00am and Funeral 12:00pm Friday, February 19, 2021 at Refuge Baptist Church, 400 N. 20th St.

Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates.

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  1. GERALD HARPER SR

    RIP My FRIEND

  2. Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Uncle Jesse.
    You will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Ronald, Barbara Ballen and Family

  3. Mr Wallace was a great man, and he still is, he’s just in a new glorious home. I’ve been a friend of the family for over 20yrs and each time I came over to see Michele, or at a family function he would always come over and say hi, and ask how I was doing. I’ll miss not seeing him when I go over. He will be missed by everyone that knew him, and his sense of humor.
    My prayers go out to the whole family, I pray that God above will give you strength and comfort through this difficult time, and give you his peace!!
    I love you all!

  4. The Jennings and The Valentine families

    You Brother’s had Yellow vehicles on Lock. Always remembered. Rest Well

  5. Larry Bowens and Familt

    I send my condolences to my cousins. R. I. H. Uncle Jessie

  6. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. I only knew Jesse a few years but he waa always having a good time and being Ornery. He will be missed by all he is now in a better place. May he rest in peace. My Love to All of You. Patty

  7. So sorry for your loss.

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