John Wesley Wallace, Jr.
John Wesley Wallace Jr. Born June 23, 1926, Entered the LORD’S Rest June 18, 2017 at Hackettstown Medical Center.Wes was born the oldest of three sons to John Wesley Wallace, Sr. and Martha Jane (Hills) Wallace in Orange, New Jersey. In addition to his parents Wes was predeceased by his brothers Raymond and Lowell, and his son David. Wes was raised in Livingston, and graduate from Orange High School. He served his country in World War II as a member of the United States Navy. He married Barbara Lilian (Hullinger) in 1951. They established a home in Montclair, then Verona, before moving to his adopted hometown of Hackettstown, in 1962. Wes graduated from Bloomfield College and earned his Master’s Degree from Montclair State College,teaching at Livingston High School, Dover High School, Mt. Lakes High School, becoming a Guidance Counselor at Rahway High School, and Phillipsburg High School, the district he retired from in 1988. Wes was a behind the scenes active in the community guy, serving a term as President of the Hackettstown Elementary School PTA, driving for the local Boy Scout paper drives and events at the old Camp Pahaquarra. He was an Elder and bus driver at the Hackettstown First Presbyterian Church, a Charter Member and Deacon, retiring as Deacon Emeritus, at the Church of The Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Hackettstown, and a longtime volunteer at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center retiring from there at 89.Wes and his wife Barbara were inducted into the Hackettstown Senior Hall of Fame May 19, 2004. In addition to his wife Barbara, Wes is survived by five of his sons, John Wesley III (Rosaline) Rio Rancho, New Mexico; Robert (Jennifer) Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania; Timothy (Theresa) Fairview, North Carolina; Paul (Robin), Hackettstown, New Jersey; Stephen (Angela) Washington, New Jersey and daughter Margaret of Washington, New Jersey; and Dave’s wife Tina, three sisters-in-law Mary Polom, Betty Hullinger and Anne Hotalen; nephews Lowell, Jeffery, Forrest, Francis, Paul, Andrew, and niece Sarah, 14 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. Visitation will take place on Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. Funeral services will be on Friday, 11:00am at Church of the Covenant, 319 Blau Road, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com. In Lieu of Flowers please consider a Donation to Mission Projects Fellowship, Box 209, Telford, Pennsylvania 18969 or Church of the Covenant Radio Ministry 319 Blau Road, Hackettstown, New Jersey, 07840
The Family of Forrest and Mary Wallace
June 19th, 2017 5:39 pm
Blessed are those who have died in the Lord; let them rest from their labors for their good deeds go with them.
Eternal Rest grant unto him, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace.
May his and the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
J. Wesley Wallace IV
June 19th, 2017 5:33 pm
Grandpa, great grandpa, we miss you and will miss you from now till we meet again. Rest well. Love, Wesley, Cindy, John Wesley, Caelie and Thomas.