OBITUARY

James Paul Wisdom, Jr.

February 9, 1938April 5, 2021

James Paul Wisdom, Jr., age 83, of Dallas, Texas, passed away on Monday, April 5, 2021. James was born February 9, 1938.

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Amy Corless

April 12, 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss Jennifer, Megan and Laura and, for that matter, all of the family!
I have so many fun memories of our friends bombarding your house to swim, be noisy and grill. It was so much fun and you guys were always so welcoming to us. Jim always greeted us with his big smile. Thank you for those great memories. I love you guys very, very much.

Gloria Soo Hoo

April 12, 2021

I will miss you, dear, sweet Jim. Thank you so much for always asking about my daughter and how we were doing. We, at Thermo Keytek will miss you very much. Rest in peace my friend!!!

Megan Wisdom-Larkin

April 11, 2021

For those of you who weren’t lucky enough to have a dad like mine, I’m sorry. There was never a dull moment with my dad around. Never. As kids we had pet skunks, rode in a convertible with no seats (milk crates sufficed), and had jiffy pop and homemade fudge for dinner. We also got to go flying in a little 4 seater plane (until my mom found out and put the kabash on that. ) He never met a stranger. And what he said wasn’t as funny as watching the perplexed looks of those whose chain he was yanking. The sharp ones would catch on and play along. The slower ones...well...¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
Never one to treat his daughters as “girly”, he encouraged us to use power tools and learn to work on cars. We fished. We helped the neighbors build a patio cover.
Now, when I embarrass my own children by joking with strangers, I think, “Well, I came by it honestly.”. And they roll their eyes like I did and I laugh to myself because I always think, “I AM my dad.”
So, thank you, daddy for all the things you taught me and all the love you gave me. The hole you have left behind will be hard to fill, but we will try to fill it with laughter and love, just as you would want. ❤️

Marsha Hoffman

April 10, 2021

It was spring of 2015 when I first moved into my new studio space in Richardson, Texas. I was new to Dallas from Denver and I really didn't know many and my family is in New Mexico. It was the middle of the day and as I was moving in and Jim was the very first person I met he said that he had girls my age. Jim was such a sweet soul and from then him and Jennifer couldn't get rid of me, they took me in as one of their own and gave me a place to stay for 1 entire year before I moved back to Denver in 2017. If it wasn't for them I don't know how I would've made it.
Jim always kept laughing as many have said, he was such a funny guy and as witty as they come. I will never forget the time we spent hanging out, they were both my best friends.
Jim had a thing for cool socks and that became my staple gifts to him, he always enjoyed the ones I sent and he even wore The Colorado socks to his daughters (Laura) wedding, he said they were such a conversational piece.
My memories will never fade and Jim will be forever in my heart. Until we meet again.
Fly high my friend!
Marsha

Andrea Komkov

April 10, 2021

Jim was one of the kindest, funniest people I have ever met. He was one of our favorite clients at the animal hospital because he always made our day brighter. He would always remind me that he was Jim, that Mr. Wisdom was his father! He was a loving pet parent and cared so genuinely for those little creatures under his care. He left us all laughing after any visit when he would playfully tease the receptionists, or jokingly place his “order” during curbside and tell me I needed a tray and roller skates. We will miss him terribly. Rest easily, Jim. We will take care of your little Alex and Aggie for you until you see them again.

Virginia Thompson

April 9, 2021

Jim became a special friend when we were in the 8th grade at Houston school. I looked forward to our high school class reunions because I knew I would get to spend time with him. What a unique and special person! Remembering him brings back many many good memories.
Virginia Williams Thompson

Ron Zimm

April 9, 2021

I recall Jim as a good friend and a brother rep. When he decided to go into business for himself, I referred several good lines to him. Later in life, he was my rep and was just a stand up guy.

Tom Meuse

April 8, 2021

Little Jimmy, that’s how I’ll always remember him! About 35 years ago he befriended this young kid, taught me so many things about life, about business and showed me an amazing work ethic which has driven me ever since. He invited me into his home, introduced me to Miss Jennifer, his girls, his son and always made sure I was never alone when in his “territory”. I’ll never forget the way he’d say, “Hi Uncle Tommy”, like hearing from me was the best part of his day or the fact that he’d introduce me to his friends in the same way, and he certainly had a lot of friends! We talked about everything under the sun during the many, many hours we spent driving between Dallas and Austin. Occasionally we’d stop for a wing or two, which of course had to be all left drums, not right, occasionally we’d even bring some extras home for Miss Jennifer. I felt like something was missing when I heard he left us but feel better to have known him. I’m going to miss his friendship and the way he always made me, and others laugh, I’m sure he’s got a new audience for all those jokes!

I know the loss I feel and know that it’s nothing compared to how Jim’s family is feeling, my thoughts and prayers go out to Jennifer and their daughters at this sad time. Jim touched so many, my condolences go out to all his friends as well!

I will miss you my friend!!

Phil Martin

April 8, 2021

Jim was quite a unique individual with a gracious heart and an uncanny sense of humor which made moments with him somewhat unpredictable, but never dull. He was no small man and you felt like a little kid when you went to shake hands with him. His hand dwarfed yours, yet he was a mere gentle giant. He was a private pilot with an instrument rating, something many never knew about him. There will be a huge emptiness in the lives of those who knew him and an incredible void for his wife and daughters. My condolences to his family and friends.

Neil Olansky

April 8, 2021

We called him "Big Jim." It had to do more with his heart, his vision, his ability. his sense of humor, and his attitude than with his height. A good friend for almost 30 years. I will miss him terribly. Rest easy big fella

FROM THE FAMILY