In Loving Memory of Wallace Dai'Re
April 1, 1935 - October 1, 2018
Wallace's journey began on April 1, 1935, in Louisiana to his parents, Sevelia Elizabeth Franks and Herbert Dai'Re. Wallace moved with his family to California. Early in life, he accepted Christ as his personal Savior. The spirit of Christ shined through him as he was a loving and kind person with a ready smile.
Wallace received his education in both the Compton School District and the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Wallace explored many career opportunities for he was a man that had strong work ethics. A few of his work adventures included owner Jerry's Liquor Store, Moody's Record Store, Straw Records, Angelo Motel, P. D. Motors, and Cadilac Motors. He held a California Realtors License and owned many properties throughout California.
Wallace met Yvonne Thompson through his cousin Calvin Sanders. Yvonne "Vonnie" was the love of his life, they married shortly after meeting, and this union was blessed with six children. He was also blessed in so many ways with a daughter by Audrey Taylor.
Wallace was a family man, family was his main priority. He was stern when it came to his family, for he wanted only the best for them. He instilled his work ethics in his children and grandchildren. He knew the importance of education and made sure his children not only received one but knew the value of having one. Though he loved his children and gave them many rewards, he also did not spear the rod, (he would tap their butt) when one would get out of line.
Wallace had a caring and warm heart; he often would not only give but personally take food, and clothing to the elderly facilities, and spend time talking with them. Wallace's love for children was unbelievable; children often thought of him as Santa Claus for he would shower children in the neighborhood with many things to brighten their life.
Wallace had a sense of humor that was infectious. He spread joy and laughter to all who knew him. He was fun to be around and often was the life of the party. He also enjoyed playing cards, shooting dice, having family and friends come to his home for large meals and get-togethers. Although he loved making money, he shared with many, and often tithe with Church, naming Greater Cornerstone Baptist Church on 49th and Figueroa, where his cousin, Willie Simmons was Pastor.
On the morning of October 1st, God called Wallace to board his flight to his new home. Wallace was ready for this journey. His family and friends will miss the gift of his physical presence, but he will live on in our hearts forever.
Wallace was preceded in death by his parents, Sevelia E. and Herbert Dai'Re, wife, Yvonne Dai"Re, two sisters, Connie Dai'Re, and Amore Jean Dai'Re, and a grandchild, Tearra Brother.
Wallace' precious memories will forever be treasured by his significant other, Darlen, his sons: Angelo, Pierre, Edmound, Junn, and Dino Dai"Re; daughters: Demetira Dai'Re, April Dai"Re Daniel; a son-in-law, two daughters-in-law, twenty-seven grandchildren, two bonus children, Ruthie, and Eric Thompson, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.