Wallace Jackson, Sr. was born in Emory, Texas April 25, 1942 to Haywood and Gracie Jackson. A family man with integrity and honor, he fought until his last days. Still protecting and covering his clan, he decided he would wait until his family left the hospital before he would meet his master. Wallace was taught at an early age by his father how to become a provider for his family. Wallace's only job was with Shannon and Monk for 52 years. Wallace married Ruthie Jean (Sis) Hunter on July 25, 1961. Married 54 years plus he did it right. Wallace is survived by his wife Ruthie Jackson and four children: Pamela Ford, Wanda Brown, Christopher Jackson (Tamara) and Wallace Jackson, Jr. (Kimbo). He had 15 grandchildren and 7 great grandkids, two Godsons and two Goddaughters. He also leaves one brother, Otha Jackson of Emory Texas; 3 sisters: Anna Pickrom, Helen Smith (Willie Lee), Nellie Summerfield (Robert) from Greenville, and a host of nieces and nephews. From 1959-2012, Wallace continuously worked with Bill Shannon and Monk. He built the first cablebridge in the state of Texas (Manchaca). His last two bridges were built in Comfort, Texas in 2012 (information found in archive building in Comfort, Texas). Special thanks to : Gentiva Hospice and Oncology San Antonio.

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  1. I love you uncle Wallace and you’ll be missed by so many. As my heart aches I’m at peace knowing that you’re resting with Jesus. I love you and I miss you, rest in heaven.

  2. Uncle Wallace life’s work tells a beautiful story. As his nice I know him to be very patient, kind, considerate & respectful truly a Blessed God fearing man. I thank God for Uncle Wallace & Aunt Sis. I can’t stop crying but I know Tamika is correct, he is resting with Jesus. Best Uncle ever, they don’t make em like that anymore. To Aunt Sis, Pam, Wanda Joyce, Chris & Jr. yall hang on to every ounce of the Love of Jesus cause I can’t imagine yall without Uncle Wallace. I am praying constantly for comfort & strength for us all during this time. He’s not suffering anymore but we are all tore up inside. Grandchildren, great grand & all the family. Love you all.

  3. My Dearest Aunt Sis and Family,

    Thank you for sharing Uncle Wallace with us. He was an extraordinary example of what love looks like when it looks back at you. We count ourselves fortunate amongst the most fortunate for having him in our lives…

    Lovie, Keniqua & Aaron

  4. Aunt Sis you are an amazing woman of God. Thank you for all of the encouragement and love that you and Uncle Wallace shared with me and my family. I will never forget how he had my back that day at the cafe. I knew then everything was going to be alright. I’m so thankful for the Lord allowing him to be such an amazing man of God in my life and the life of my daughter. Auntie she has never forgotten that day. Praying for you and the family.

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with Ruthie, Pam, Wanda, Pam, Chris and Jr. in this time. Wallace always had a special place in my heart. Every time I would see him, he always had the biggest grin on his face. I know that my dad and mom thought the world of him. God bless all of you.

  6. Aunt Sis,

    Heidi and I would like to extend our condolences to you, Pam, Wanda Joice, Chris and Jr., on the passing of Uncle Wallace. I know your hearts are heavy right now. I also know that all of you know God is willing and able to get you through today, tomorrow and always. So in the midst of leaning on each other and family during this difficult time, lean on God even more, for he will see you through.

    When I think of uncle Wallace, the first thing that comes to mind is that million dollar smile of his. He always greeted me with a smile and a handshake. He made me feel welcome be it in Jacksonville at Mother Gracie’s, back in the day, Emory, or in San Antonio.

    Please know that my/our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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