Jack Lloyd Wallace

October 27, 1927 - November 6, 2018
Jack Lloyd Wallace

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Jack Lloyd Wallace, a life-long resident of Bath, North Carolina, passed away at his home November 6, 2018. He was born October 27, 1927. He was preceded in death by his mother and father Will and Delia Wallace; his sisters Rachel, Edna, Nancy and Josephine; his brothers Leon, Bill, James and Fenner. He is survived by his brother, Dan Wallace as well as numerous and beloved nieces and nephews.

Jack graduated from Bath High School and attended East Carolina where he was the first player to receive a baseball scholarship and the Christenbury Award. He was drafted by the Cubs and played one season in the Minor League and was then drafted in the Army and sent to Korea to serve his country. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Silver Star and 7 Combat Stars. His photo is etched in the Korean War Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. Upon returning to Bath after the war, he took a "substitute" teaching position at Bath High School…but he stayed for over 45 years. "Pop" coached many, many championship football, basketball, and baseball teams…earning District Championships and 4 State Championships. He became principal in 1968 and remained there until 1996 when he retired. As a former student said to us this week, "He was the best that education and coaching had…always with his students and staff in mind. We loved him because he loved us back."

His devoted wife of 62 years, June Brinn Wallace, and his children Lemmie and Jenni Uzzell and Robert and Gina Hull are heartbroken but thankful and blessed to have shared their lives with him. His grandchildren, Rachel, Jack, Greyson and Avery will miss him and his wisdom every day, but thanks to their Papa, their lives will always be full.

Loved is not a great enough word to describe how Jack Wallace was received by and felt about the members of the Bath community. Korean War Veteran, Husband, Father, Papa, Brother, Coach, Principal, Mentor and Friend. He was fiercely dedicated to education and the children who went through Bath School. Each student and staff member had a special place in his heart and were treasured throughout his days. "His girls" were the reason his eyes twinkled, his grandchildren were the reason they glowed. His friends brought laughter and loyalty into his life, and family made his world revolve around the sun. Bath, NC, without Jack Wallace, will never sound normal or right, but we must find peace in knowing that he will always be with us.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Bath Elementary School Gym. Internment with military honors will immediately follow the service at the Bath Christian Church.
Family will receive visitors at their home: 71 Tuscarora Drive, Bath, NC 27808.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Bath High School Preservation, PO Box 49, Bath, NC 27808, or Bath Christian Church, PO Box 300, Bath, NC 27808.

You may share a memory with the family by visiting www.josephpaulfdl.com. Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Director Licensee of Washington is serving the Wallace family.

Memorial Service

Saturday, November 10, 2018
11:00 AM

Bath Elementary School Gym - Directions
110 King St
Bath, NC 27808

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  • November 11, 2018
    Bonnie Keech says:
    I am so sorry to hear about this. He touched so many lives. You are all in my thoughts and prayers, and God bless each one of you.

  • November 10, 2018
    Jade Moore says:
    I've known him all my life. He's always been among us Sometimes quietly speaking in passing, other times yelling at the ball field. He's walked the halls and the football grounds. He was always with us and I will continue to think of and remember him as being still with us forever. Rest in peace now Mr. Wallace. It's time.

  • November 10, 2018
    Helen Florence says:
    I love telling my friends stories about my days playing basketball with Jack as my coach. I'll miss seeing him when I go to Bath.

  • November 10, 2018
    Raymond Spencer says:
    Prayers for comfort and strength during this sad time. God bless you all.

  • November 10, 2018
    Trevor Toothman says:
    Mr. Jack was a great man with a big heart. He will truly be missed.

  • November 09, 2018
    Scott James says:
    Our thoughts, prayers and comfort will always be with this family. Mr. Jack Wallace was an incredible human being. I don't think he ever met a stranger and always had a kind word and wisdom to others he met. We send all our Love and Respect!!

  • November 09, 2018
    Brad Forbes says:
    What a fella Jack Wallace was.There are so many things that I can not recall right now but one that I remember very well. When he was in Korea and I was just a lad going to his sister, Rachel Tankard's Gift Shop in Bath with my mother Margaret Forbes to see Rachel in tears after getting a letter from Jack in Korea. Of course later he would follow my dad, RB Forbes as principal of bath High School. Such a real personal hero to so many people. May God's peace be with the family.

  • November 09, 2018
    Alan & Tina Jordan says:
    Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. He will be missed by all the community we are certain. What a privilege to have known such a wonderful person

  • November 09, 2018
    Kristina Moree says:
    Ms. June, I am deeply sorry for your loss. The short time we spent together, as I got to know Mr. Jack and you, made me feel like family. He was such a sweet man and made me smile every day. You and your family are in my prayers

  • November 09, 2018
    Louise Boyd says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Jack was a special man. He will be remembered.

  • November 09, 2018
    Tim Sparrow says:
    My condolences the Family. May God bless you in your time of sorrow.

  • November 09, 2018
    Karen Shively Gardner says:
    Prayers for all of you during this difficult time.

  • November 09, 2018
    Jeanette and Steve Modlin says:
    So sorry for your loss. So many wonderful memories of such a great man.

  • November 09, 2018
    Cecil Lilley says:
    With the encouragement and influence of Mr. Wallace, I was able to become a teacher and coach. A good coach can make a difference in a game. A great coach can make a difference in a life. Mr. Wallace was a great coach.

  • November 09, 2018
    Carol Jean Waters says:
    Love and Prayers

  • November 08, 2018
    Dewey and Susan Jones says:
    Many thoughts and prayer for the family.

  • November 08, 2018
    Steve Moore says:
    Mrs. June my heart goes out to you and your family at this time of Coach/Principle Jack Wallace passing. He impacted and influenced so many lives during his service to our community. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers in this time of your sorrow.

  • November 08, 2018
    Phyllis Jefferson & Curtis Boyd says:
    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

  • November 08, 2018
    Mark and Nora Jo Woolard says:
    Sorry to learn of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God continue to bless each of you

  • November 08, 2018
    Cori & Rich Fritz says:
    We are so saddened to learn of Mr. Jack's passing. Miss June, you and the Wallace family are in our thoughts and prayers and we are holding you all close to our hearts.

  • November 08, 2018
    Sherrill, Bonnie & Logan Allen says:
    Jenni, Lemmie, Rachel & Jack, please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers

  • November 08, 2018
    Linda Cordon says:
    Mr. Wallace hired me way back in the 80's. I am so thankful to have worked with him, and to call him my friend. So many fond memories of him and his sweet family. I know they are heartbroken, but oh, the legacy he left them. Prayers for peace and comfort to June and the family. Love, Linda Cordon

  • November 08, 2018
    Frances Sheppard says:
    Thinking of you all and praying for comfort and healing.

  • November 08, 2018
    Sam Jarvis says:
    He has had my respect for many years. His passing leaves a void in my memory. He touched so many people with life long values.

  • November 08, 2018
    Bobbie Hollis says:
    Ms June and Family, What can you say about Mr. Jack, such an awesome Mentor and Principal to those he was around. I'm so thankful that I had the privilege of knowing him and the example he set daily to Faculty and Students at Bath High School. We need more Mentors like him in our schools today. Strict but Fair. God will give you the strength and comfort now and in the days ahead. My prayers and love are with you and your family during this time.

  • November 08, 2018
    Sarah Respess Rogerson-Biggs says:
    What a legacy! Jack had such a fantastic career in education and such a wonderful impact in the community. June, you and he as a team were such good role models for children. May God Bless you and your family with the peace and comfort for the days ahead.

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    Valerie Boyd Dixon says:
    Prayers and God Bless Mrs. June and the Wallace Family.

  • November 08, 2018
    june lee says:
    So many wonderful comments to be spoken of Mr. Wallace....a man who dearly loved his family and gave so much to his community. So thankful to have been a student at BHS under his leadership and to have known him as a friend.....June Lee

  • November 08, 2018
    Lynette Davis says:
    I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Wallace. My prayers are with your family. He was a very special man. He gave me my first teaching job. I will always remember him.

  • November 08, 2018
    NCDOT Ferry Division says:
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • November 08, 2018
    Julie Crawford says:
    Mrs. June, we are so sorry for your loss of Mr. Jack. He was one special kind of man who had a smile for everyone and a story to tell. Prayers for you and your family at this very difficult time. Love, Julie and Trevor

  • November 08, 2018
    Blake Horton says:
    A very fine man indeed. My whole family was better having known him as the principal at Bath school. Patient, wise, thoughtful are just a few words to describe his approach to leading the school. May God welcome him and comfort your family during this time.

  • November 08, 2018
    Jojo Cox Singleton says:
    He was my light in a world at a time when it was dark. I'm grateful for having know him as. Mentor and good friend. I will miss him. Prayers to Ms. June and his girls and their families.

  • November 08, 2018
    Gloria DeLone says:
    It was such an honor to know Mr. Jack Wallace. My prayers for all the family. Gloria Cutler DeLone "Class of 1968"

  • November 07, 2018
    Velsa Lilley Spencer says:
    I will never forget Mr. Jack. I graduated 1963...

  • November 07, 2018
    johnny rose says:
    My condolences to the family of Jack Wallace upon his passing. He was great coach, a true gentleman, and fierce supporter of all the lives he impacted at Bath schools.He was a very talented coach in all three sports and I had the pleasure and privilege of knowing him. I remember him as a true professional and one who loved to win. He will be missed by many.

  • November 07, 2018
    Judy Arthur says:
    Dear Mrs. June, daughters and families, we are never prepared to let our loved ones go, but when it is God's Will all we can do is thank the Lord for the time that we shared with them and live to join them when our journey here is complete. Mr. Wallace is one of the most wonderful men I have ever known and I am grateful that I was one of his many students at Bath School. It will be strange to go into the Post Office without remembering him as that is where I used to always run into him. May God give all of you peace, comfort and strength at this difficult time. Just know and believe that you will always be a special part of my life as well. Thank you both for being there for all of us. With much love and respect you are in my prayers.

  • November 07, 2018
    Deborah Ambrose Cook says:
    What can you say about a man that shaped so many lives? He was a guiding light to hundreds; an inspiration to even more. He served the Bath area in a way that was tangible then and today. God bless his family.

  • November 07, 2018
    Vickie Deese Faircloth says:
    There are no words that can express the feelings of admiration and love that so many children of Bath have for Mr Wallace. He is part of so many of my happy memories from childhood attending Bath School and living in Bayview. He always went above and beyond to guide and correct with compassion and respect. He was a true example of what a role model should be. I am truly sorry for you loss and my heart aches for you. He will be missed by so many, he was a such a blessing to have known. May God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort. Love and peace, Vickie

  • November 07, 2018
    Christina Davis says:
    With love & the greatest respect.

  • November 07, 2018
    Barbara Herring says:
    June, there no way to measure the positive effect Jack had on everyone he met and had any dealings with... so sorry for your loss..

  • November 07, 2018
    Pamela Diffee says:
    My sincere condolences to Mr. Wallace's family. I have known his granddaughter, Rachel, for about the last 10 years, as her teacher and now friend. I cannot tell you how often she spoke of her grandfather and how she adored him and her grandmother. Her love and concern for them was very evident and it has been refreshing to know a young person with such ties to her grandparents. Rachel's summers in Bath are so much a part of her character and I know the memories of those times will include precious moments with her Papa.

  • November 07, 2018
    Fredda Foster says:
    So sorry for the family's loss