He was born Dec. 8, 1954, in Chicago, as the son of Jerrell Wallen Sr., and Virginia Wolford Wallen.
He served in the U.S. Navy.
He had been employed as a truck driver at the Brazil Coal Yard and Johnny United Shows.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Jimmy Wallen, nephew Donnie Wallen Jr., and sister-in-law Linda Wallen.
He is survived by brothers Ron Wallen Sr. (Carol), Hubert (Jean), Donald (Lisa), John, Terry, and Earl Wallen, sisters Ellen Long and Sherrell Wallen, and several nieces and nephews.
Moore Funeral Home was chosen to provide cremation services.
There will be a public gathering of friends and family at 6 p.m., Friday, at Cooper Towers.
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