Family brought him home on alternate weekends for years because doctors believed it would help his awakening period. He still thought it was 1984 when he regained awareness. His mother died in 2018.
The obituary said Wallis enjoyed eating “anything at any time and loved drinking Pepsi.” He died March 29 in Big Flat, Arkansas.
“Terry was a great teaser and loved to tease his sister. His wonderful sense of humor will be greatly missed by his family,” the obituary read.
Wallis is survived by his father, siblings, daughter and three grandchildren.