November 19, 2021

Wallace J. Gant Jr.

Wallace J. Gant Jr. of Lincoln passed away November 17, 2021.  He was born March 23, 1935 in Wynne, Arkansas to Andrew and Lucy B. (Steele) Gant.  Wallace attended Booker T. Washington elementary and high school in Jonesboro, Arkansas and joined the U.S. Air Force after graduating high school.  He loved baseball and was great at playing the game and at one point in his life Wallace tried out for the NY Yankees scout team.  He remained a NY Yankee fan throughout his life.  Wallace enjoyed talking politics and about the bible.  He earned a masters degree and was employed with the Lincoln Police Department and Department of Corrections in the Personnel department.

He is survived by his son Christopher Gant of Lincoln, daughter Stacey Gant of Lincoln, grandchild Ashton Gant of Lincoln.  Brothers Donald Gant of Jacksonville, Arkansas and Roy Gant of Jonesboro, Arkansas.  Preceded in death by his parents and siblings Thurman, Onnie, Andrew, Toy, Lee Edward, Jodie and Roscoe.

Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Wyuka Funeral Home.  To watch the service via Livestream, click HERE.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Interment Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials to First United Methodist Church, Lincoln.


    • Mr. Gant and I worked at the Pen for many years in HU 3 together. We had it made and at times would pick up our pay checks walking backwards as we had life so good. Was a trusted man of God. Loved his kids no matter what, he taught me what real patience was and how not to take ourselves to seriously. I tried to visit Mr. Gant several times at his home however was not able to content… Just wanted to put this out there – if there were more men like Wally in this world it would be alot better World for sure

  1. Sorry to hear of the passing of your father Chris. I remember at all the games and I recall him as always being kind.

  2. I only knew Wally through church. He was always welcoming and greeted me with a smile. We would talk about family and he’d express his love for his family.
    My condolences to his family.


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