Saturday, February 15, 2020, 10:30 a.m. at Star Light Baptist Church , 14516 Euclid Avenue, East Cleveland, Ohio 44112, where family will receive friends at 10:00 a.m.
Friday, February 14, 2020, 2-8 p.m. at The Calhoun Funeral Home, 17010 Lake shore Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44110, where family receive friends 6-8 p.m.
Harry James Wallace was born on April 19, 1945 to Brazolar Castell and Harry Castell (who preceded him in death) in Cuba, Alabama where he accepted Christ at an early age at Morning Star Baptist Church. Harry graduated from York West End High school in 1964 he moved to Cleveland, Ohio that same year along with his older brother Roosevelt Wallace and his cousins Eugene Wilson and Frank Spears.
As soon as he arrived in Cleveland he was eager to find work he was hired by Galon and Carlino construction and began his career as a cement finisher he was then hired by Yellow Freight as a truck Driver where he was employed for 30 years until his retirement during his time at yellow freight he went into business with his brother Roosevelt and formed H & R Concrete where they employed their family some of which continue to work in construction today. It was not unusual for Harry to work in construction and drive for yellow the same day. Harry loved driving for Yellow freight and enjoyed the open road the only thing he loved more than driving was gospel music his favorite group was the Mighty clouds of joy which he would often listen too while driving. Harry also known as James to family and friends was known to help friends and family or give a hand as he called it this was his special gift to the world he could not sit back and watch someone work without helping every winter he would shovel the driveway apron of his neighbors on 144th street where he was a father figure to many.
Harry was married shortly after graduation to Annie Wallace He loved his family and loved providing for them he took his role as provider very serious and loved to see his family happy
On Friday February 07, 2020 our beloved Harry left this world where he was cared for by his loving and devoted wife and kids to join his Lord and savior Jesus Christ in heaven. He will be sorely missed by so many that loved him.
Harry James Wallace leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife Annie Olivia Wallace his kids Patricia Diane Wallace, Harry Castail Wallace (Clarissa) and Jarrod Anthony Wallace (Cassandra) one surrogate son Kenny Robinson his siblings Bertha Hellen Hearn, Minnie Anderson (Riley), Lewis Wallace (Shirley), Gloria Castell, and Johnny Wallace.
One son that proceeded him in death James Andrew Wallace Three siblings that preceded him in death Bertha Emma Haire, Roosevelt Wallace wife (Shirley), and Lonnie Bernard Wallace. Eight great grand kids and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and so many friends who became part of Harrys extended family.