Mr. James Donald Wallace, age 82, of Lithia Springs, passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2021. He was born July 5, 1939 in Clay County, Alabama. He was the son of the late Mr. Braxton Wallace and the late Mrs. Fannie Belle Miller. He loved woodworking, hunting, gardening, and traveling, but most of all he loved his family. Mr. Wallace was an avid Alabama fan (“Roll Tide”).
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Jean Carolyn Carruth Wallace and sister, Inez Smith.
He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Mark Lee of Douglasville, Tina Smith and Michael Harding of Sugar Hill, GA; brother and sister-in- law, Lavelle Wallace and Lydia Wallace of Maple Grove, Minnesota; grandchildren, Brittney and Brandi Smith, Patrick Smith, Kaleigh Smith and Mike Chosewood, Ashton Lee and Mayar Karma, and Makenzie Lee and one great grandchild, Marleigh Hendrix. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The family will receive friends at Jones-Wynn Funeral Home Friday, November 26, 2021 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, and Saturday November 27, 2021 from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM. Funeral Services will be conducted Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of Jones-Wynn Funeral Home with Rev. Terry Marbut officiating. Internment will follow at Mozley Memorial Gardens.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.jones-wynn.com. Jones-Wynn Funeral Home and Crematory of Douglasville is in charge of arrangements: 770-942-2311
Mr. Wallace was a sweet man. We were his neighbors for 18 years. He was always ready to lend a hand or offer a friendly word . We all thought very highly of him. He will be missed.
I have been knowing Don since I was a teenager. My childhood friend Jean started dating Don, Sometimes my boyfriend Junior and I double dated with them. We were witnesses at their wedding and they were witnesses at ours. Every year we celebrated each other’s anniversaries by going out to eat. We shared so many good times and sad times with each other. We laughed a lot and enjoyed kidding around. God is getting a treasure in heaven and we are going to miss Don.
Don’s daughter Donna was a classmate of mine, but Donna’s dad Don became a neighbor some 20 years later. What a neat man! Down to earth, approachable, and even took me hunting once. I hate to see people like this go! My condolences to the family on their loss.
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