Graveside service are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 15, at Woodbine Cemetery for William G “Jerry” Wallace of Artesia, NM.
Cory Wallace and Robbie Wallace will officiate at the service. Pallbearers will be Cory Wallace, JD Morriss, Danny Madrid, Tanner Wallace, Dylan Drake and Stephen Drake. Honorary pallbearers are Barry Beadle, Tommy Ford and Jack Gibson.
William married DeNette Gibson on December 6, 1985.
Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend will be greatly missed!
Jerry always considered his greatest success to be his family. He loved his four children dearly and took great pride in the adults they became. Next came his grandchildren who could do no wrong. Jerry looked after his family making sure that all their needs were meet. He was always willing to go the extra step to make sure they were provided for.
He was a man of multi-talents and great love.
During his teen years, Jerry worked at Anthony’s clothing store while playing music and earning his ham radio operators license before joining the Navy at age 17. After the Navy, he became an insurance agent, silversmith and a mechanic/welder at Navajo. While working at Navajo, he also had an exotic bird business & photography studio for 12 years. After retirement, he started a business named TrueTone Pick-ups building pick-ups for the steel guitars becoming the #2 builder in the nation.
The first teen band he was in was called The Ambers, they played for teen dances, store openings and fund raisers. He has found so many friends through his love for music. Jerry played anything from rock and roll to country music. His instruments of choice were the guitar and steel guitar. He loved repairing and tuning instruments. Many brought theirs to him to tune to perfection for them.
He is survived by his wife. Sons- Robbie Wallace and wife Renee, Cory Wallace and wife Jennifer, JD Morriss and wife Kodi. Daughter Tanisha Madrid and husband Danny. Grandchildren- Kirsten , Tanner, Kennedy, Claire, Zy, Kacen, DJ, Daijah, Ryan and Luke. Great Grandchild Brayden. One sister, Selma Dunahoo and husband Rick. Preceded in death by parents and one sister.
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