Pastor, John Henry Wallace III, 68, of Urbancrest, Ohio passed away, Tuesday, October 27, 2021 at his home surrounded by family and friends. He was born March 17, 1953 to the union of John and Dolly Coleman Wallace. He received his formal education through the Southwestern City School System and after graduation, joined the United States Army where he served from 1971-1976. After 32 years of service as a Computer Engineer for DSCC he retired in 2008. As stated by the Apostle Paul, “He who does not work, neither shall he eat”, well John was always well fed. He was a hard worker to the core and by grace he accepted the Lord as his personnel savior in June of 1985. So it was, in that glorious year, that John heard his Father in Heaven and answered his call to ministry, a year that changed his life immensely…along with the countless souls he affected through his caring words and prayers. For 36 years, John was the devoted Pastor & Shepherd for the Lord.
John is preceded in death by his parents, John Henry Wallace the II, Dolly Wallace and brother Larry Wallace.
He leaves to cherish his memories a loving family of four daughters, Suzette, Serenity, Babie and Melissa and his only son, Adam; 18 grandchildren, Mia, Elijah, Jeremiah, Leah, Jayden, Kayla, Dionysis, Athina, Cedric, Jose, Sophia, Lauren, Natalie, Gabby, Matthew, Julie Ann, Symone, Sydney, brother, Marvin Wallace; sisters, Deborah and Bonita Wallace; uncles, William Wallace; aunts Jermaline Coleman, Alice Belle, Barbra Quinichett, many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, including special friends Babette Wray, Brenda Hammonds, Jessie Reese, Susan Cotner, Sister Claudia Overstreet, David Clubb, Angela King, Loletha Horton, Mitzi Ellis, Iris & Herbert Zigler.
Home-going Celebration 10:30 AM Saturday, November 6, 2021 at Setting Free Church, 3567 First Ave., Urbancrest, Ohio. Family will receive friends 9:30AM until time of service. Interment, Green Lawn Cemetery with military honors. Arrangements entrusted to SMOOT FUNERAL SERVICES, 4019 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, Ohio, 614-444-1463
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