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“Janice, Kent, and family - I just ran across this today (6/7)! My husband worked with David, and always admired and respected him. We are so sorry...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Gina Cavarretta Bibb - Houston, TX

“I just heard of Davids passing. I worked with David when he was in the training group at Exxon. He was a special person that was admired by all. He...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Jose Estrada - Houston, TX

“Janice, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May David's love forever live in your memories and give you peace. With Sincere...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Cindy Chavana & Darin Mast

“Janice, so sorry to hear of David's passing. It is wonderful you had so many years together. Great memories of our past! ”
4 of 18 | Posted by: Betty Bolls Herrold - Keller, TX

“Leave a condolence or a memory.may our precious God be with the whole family during this melancholy period. remember God's time is the best we all...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Janet bikani from rhc - Baytown, TX

“Janice and Family....I learned of David's passing just this morning. I am so sorry. He was such a special person. I didn't know him until our...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: D'Alva Hopper Peterson - Longview, TX

“Janice, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you and your family during this sad time. ”
7 of 18 | Posted by: Sue Baird Lenes - League City, TX

“Janice and family, So sorry about David's death. We will be praying for peace and comfort for you and all of your family. Paul Erwin ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: Paul Erwin - Estes Park, CO

“Now David can T-off Monday Morning and get back to the game he LOVES ”
9 of 18 | Posted by: Gary D. and Michele Monacy - TX

“wally was a great guy. I"ll always remember that he was really a stand up guy in high school. as someone that transferred into high school as a...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: charlie (Charles) hillis - TX

“Janice and Family,Bobby and I are thinking of you all at this time. He was blessed to havesuch a loving and caring family. Janice, you have been such...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: nelda fayle - baytown, TX

“Janice and family, Am so sorry to hear of David's death. My prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time. May he rest in peace. Wanda Lynne...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Wanda Hanle Burch - Zavalla

“David was such a special person. My husband, Donny, who is now deceased, thought that David had something to do with "hanging the moon". Donny and...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: mARTHA mITCHELL - Lamar, MS

“I spent a lot of happy times.with your family. He was a great man. ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: SArah Murphy Boisture - Findlay, OH

“Prayers are with your family. I never had the pleasure of meeting your Dad, but I've heard all good about him, you are Blessed to be his family. ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Susie Marr

“I just wanted to add to the obituary a couple of things I feel needed to be there. Dad was also survived by his Sister Gayle Tilton and her husband...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: David Kent Wallace - Baytown, TX

“With Deep Sympathy, Prayers for you and your Family! ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: Marga Matthewd - Baytown, TX

“Dear family, We are so sorry for your loss of David. We were honored to know him and enjoyed his great sense of humor when we would see him at family...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Charles and Sue Berniard


John David Wallace, 76, of Baytown, passed away on Friday, May 16, 2014. He was born in Goose Creek Hospital on July 20, 1937, to Gilbert Wallace and Lucy Wallace. He was a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School in 1955 and later went to The University of Texas on a football scholarship. Mr. Wallace worked for ExxonMobil for thirty years and was respected by all those he worked with or for.
He was a lifetime Texas Longhorn fan until his grandchildren, Colton Krenek and Brittany Wooten started college at Texas A & M University in 2012. He would be seen with A & M shirts and hats and cheering for the Aggies. He particularly enjoyed cheering for his granddaughter, Brittany, when she was pole vaulting at meets across the country, as she still does.

When his father, Gilbert, passed away at the young age of 49, he had to grow up quickly. He became a father figure to his younger sister, Gayle and helped his mother cope with this untimely death, while also starting his own family with his beloved wife, Janice, and a one year old son. Janice was his high school sweetheart and he loved her very much. She was his wife of fifty-six years and the "apple of his eye."

Mr. Wallace loved his golf. Everyone wanted to play Golf with "Wally," as he was known on the links. He also coached Little League baseball for several years and was truly admired by all those many lives that were touched by him, including his son, Kent and nephew, Kyle, who he took under his wing and helped so much.

Mr. Wallace was a wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather, father-in-law, brother, friend, son, uncle, cousin, coach, and golfing partner. He will be remembered as always being available to babysit grandkids, take people to the doctor, and do whatever was needed. He was always there for others.

Preceded in death by his parents and his nephew, Kyle David Tylton, Mr. Wallace is survived by his loving wife, Janice Wallace; his son, David Kent Wallace and wife, Sandra Cravey Wallace, and their son, Christopher Walker; daughter, Anne Marie Krenek and husband, Terry, of Seabrook, and three children, Colton, Cameron and Connor Krenek; daughter, Susan Michelle Wooten and husband, David Kent Wooten, of Tomball, and children Brittany, Jacob, John and Bailee.

The family would like to say a word of thanks to the caregivers of Faith Community Hospice and the staff at Baytown Rehabilitation Center. He was loved and so very special to them all, and to mention names would probably miss or forget someone. They would also like to thank his roommate and cousin, Wayne Kitchell, along with his wife, Yvonne, who kept an extra watch over him, too. Special thanks go to Wayne's caregiver, Gabriel DeLeon, who helped out countless times with him when he didn't have to do so. The family is grateful for that unselfish kindness. Also, not a day went by at the Rehab Center that his loving wife, Janice, or his caring sister, Gayle, were not there visiting him and showing him their love.

The family will receive friends, Sunday, May 18, 2014, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Crespo & Jirrels Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, May 19, 2014, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Crespo & Jirrels, with Reverend Mike Proctor officiating. Burial will follow at San Jacinto Memorial Park in Houston. Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.