- James E. Wallace, 74, passed away on July 10, 2018, in his bed at home as per his wishes surrounded by loved ones. He was born on October 13, 1943, in Portland, Maine, the son of Gordon Leonard and Geraldine (Brewer) Wallace.
Jimmy was happiest at Cedar Lake, playing cards with his grandchildren, tending his garden, lighting off his cannons on July 4th, and taking slow rides around the lake with Peggy. Jimmy could often be heard singing "Blue Moon of Kentucky Keep on Shining" and yelling "Get off my lake!" to certain boaters. Jimmy had a helping heart and from an early age was always willing to lend a hand, from checking on family and friends to helping build the East Millinocket Veterans Memorial. Jimmy loved to dance and would perform "The Worm" at weddings to the delight of all.
Jimmy was proud of his years at Great Northern Paper as a machinist working with his best friend, Jimmy Lynch. In 1981, he and Peggy purchased Lennie's Superette where they ran the "Biggest Little Store North of Bangor" for 27 years.
Jimmy is survived by three children, Jaimie Wallace and his wife, Michelle, Kim Lyons and her husband, Robert, and Mark Wallace and his wife, Leslie; his grandchildren, Joshua and Cassandra Wallace, Morgan and Brandon Ballard, Whitney and Christopher Yorston, and Jared Lyons and Madison Wallace; great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Lily, Jameson, and Jase; his sister, Susan Grisham; his in-laws, Mitzi Wallace, Peter Kozlowski, and Paul and Doris Hale, Ruth Hale, Harold Hale, Richard and Kathy Hale, Patricia Burleigh and Jeffrey and Heidi Hale, as well as his wonderful cousins, several aunts and one uncle, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, a brother Jere, a sister-in-law, Bonnie, and the love of his life wife, Peggy, of 53 years.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to his witty nurse, Nancy Nadeau, all the family and friends that brightened his days by their frequent visits, "The Guys" for making his last poker game a reality and Bruce and Judy Fernald for their never ending love and support.
Friends are invited to celebrate with the family on Sunday, July 15, 2018, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Lamson Funeral Home, 11 Tamarack Street, Millinocket. Graveside services will be held on Monday, July 16, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at the East Millinocket Cemetery.
Gifts in Jimmy's name may be sent to East Millinocket First Congregational UCC, 11 Maple Street, East Millinocket, ME 04430. Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.lamsonfh.com.
Published on  July 12, 2018