Jerry Lee Wallis of Banning, CA passed away on October 20, 2020 of natural causes. Born in Niland, CA on July 10, 1957 he grew up in Whitewater, then Cabazon, and finally Banning. He was a sheet metal worker, a furniture mover, and dabbled in antiques. Jerry was the ultimate bluesman, whose knowledge of and love for music was passed down to his children. Known for wearing his fedora, black sunglasses and blowing a tune on his harp, one of his favorite pastimes was attending concerts. He loved watching sports, especially his favorite teams the LA Rams and LA Lakers. He played darts and pool, enjoyed watching boxing, and was a talented artist. He was always the life of the party, quick to laugh and share a joke. Always the peacemaker, but never backing down, he had a soft spot for the underdog. He was kind, generous, easy going and had a charming personality that was larger than life itself. His family was everything to him.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Jimmy and Patricia Wallis, his brothers Richard, Jesse, Robert, and Kenny Wallis, and his sister Patsy Jackson. He leaves behind his heartbroken wife of 26 years, Arlene Wallis, who loved him fiercely and unconditionally, sons Anthony Rodriguez, Jerry Wallis II, and William Wallis, daughters Kelly Floyd and Ashley Wallis, brothers Larry, Gary, Wayne and Jimmy Wallis, sisters Annie Gonzales and Laurie Ziem, 11 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and a multitude of nieces, nephews, and extended family.
He will leave an empty spot in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing and loving him and will be missed more than words can express. We cherish the memories and look forward to the time when we will meet again.
Services were held on October 26,2020 from 4:00p.m.-6:00p.m. at Weavers Mortuary in Beaumont, CA.