Wallace Jennings, 81


Wallace Jennings, 81, of Protem, died May 11, 2024, at his home. He was born Feb. 22, 1943, in Protem to Ora and Myrtle (Young) Jennings.

Wallace attended the old school in Protem until the Mark Twain School was finished, then went on to graduate from Forsyth High School in 1961.

Wallace married Rosie (Wiggins) in 1963. They raised three boys: Pernell, Mark, and Delmar.

Wallace provided for his family in many different ways, from hard manual work to driving semi trucks, and everything in between.

Wallace loved the Lord and enjoyed preaching God’s word. He enjoyed working on his farm and taking care of all sorts of animals. He also enjoyed playing his guitar and watching westerns.

He loved all of his family and enjoyed visiting with everyone. He never met a stranger.

Wallace is survived by his wife Rosie of 60 years; two sons: Pernell Jennings and wife Jackie of Flippin, Arkansas, and Delmar Jennings and wife Shannon of Protem; a daughter-in-law Tina Jennings of Verona; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; his younger brother Finley Jennings and wife Alice of Hurley; and other nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Wallace was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Josephine Jones, and his son Mark Jennings.

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