Jay C. Wallace

Age 67, of Grand Blanc, Michigan, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2024, surrounded by family. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place.

Jay was born on January 30, 1957, in Saginaw, Michigan. The son of J.C. and Margaret Hilda (Broadway) Wallace. He was a 1975 graduate of St. Charles High School and a General Motors retiree. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Arlene (Henige) Wallace, and children Jacob (Judy) Wallace, of Linden, Michigan, and Michelle Wallace (Jason), of Bay City, Michigan. Big sisters Linda (Guy), Carol (Jesse) and Mary (Randy), in-laws Mary (Fred), Charlie (Pattie), Joe (Doris), Lou (Sue), Jean (Jim), Florence (Mike), Andy (Jane), Fred (Bev), Francis, Peter, Maggie, and Marilyn. He cherished summers in the pool with his grandchildren Callie and Miles, traveling, golfing, watching the Lions, Tigers and Wolverines, and spending time with his furry kids Shadow, Cuddles and Max. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Jimmy. Special thanks to all his caregivers.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Detroit Cremation Society, 8253 South Saginaw Street, Grand Blanc, MI., with a reception following at Grand Blanc Tap Bar & Grill. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family on Jay’s Tribute Wall at detroitcremationsociety.com.


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  1. Keith Haller on March 23, 2024 at 4:43 pm

    Was glad to have him as a friend, classmate, R.I.P. Jay/Gator you will be missed but not forgotten.

  2. Jeff Wiltse on March 23, 2024 at 4:53 pm

    Will miss You ! We may have All went out separate ways since 1975 , but will always be remembered by our 1975 Classmates. Prayers to the family !!

  3. Karen niffenegger on March 24, 2024 at 7:44 am

    I remember living next to Jay growing up. RIP.

  4. Ann Broadway on March 24, 2024 at 4:12 pm

    Dear Carol,Linda, Mary, Arlene, and Family,

    We are so sad for your loss and wish we were with you to share the celebration of Jay’s life. Please know we love and care for your family.

    Hazel, Paula, Charlie, and Ann

  5. Peter Henige on March 25, 2024 at 8:57 am

    Jay was my brother-in-law. Lots of good times. Back in the 70’s, I rented a room from Arlene and Jay when they lived in Wixom. Jacob was not yet 1 year old. At that time I was going to MSU and Jay was a U of M fan made for some good discussions
    He will be missed

  6. DJ Simpson on March 26, 2024 at 11:40 am

    One of the classmates of 75 we will miss RIP JAY!

  7. Diane Paris on March 26, 2024 at 5:45 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort in knowing Jay is in Paradise and in the presence of God.
    You and your family are in my prayers.

  8. Chris Bentley on March 26, 2024 at 11:37 pm

    Jay was the kindest person I knew. He was a big man, with a great sense of humor and a bigger heart.
    The world will miss him as I do.

  9. Randy Masker on April 2, 2024 at 7:03 am

    Jay was my best friend all through high school and best man in my wedding. I moved out of state in the mid 80s and we drifted apart.

    I stumbled across his obituary and my heart just sank.

    Arlene, Cheryl and I am so sorry for your loss.

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