Marvin L Wise
July 20, 1934 – November 4, 2018
Marvin Lynn Wise was born July 20, 1934 to Nathaniel and Marie Wise in Waxahachie, Texas. He left his earthly home November 4, 2018.
Marvin grew up in Dallas where he attended Forest Avenue High School and lettered in football, baseball, and track; he graduated in 1953. He joined the United States Army in 1956 at the age of 22 and was active duty until 1958. Marvin stayed in the Army Reserves for three years. He joined the Dallas Police Department in 1959 where he devoted 20 years of service; starting out as a foot patrolman, and working his way up to detective in Vice and Intelligence before retiring from the force in 1979. For the next ten years
Marvin was a private investigator and owned his own investigation company, M.L. Wise Investigations. Marvin appreciated many things in life including celebrating Christmas and Thanksgiving with his family, along with their family crawfish boils. He enjoyed reading the Dallas Morning News cover to cover and listening to “finger-popping” good music. But Marvin’s real joy in life was his late wife Bonny who he absolutely adored and always called his “Baby”. He loved spending time with his dog Honey and participating in sports trivia. Marvin had numerous hobbies including: gardening, raising chickens, fishing, collecting antiques, and buying and reselling various types of items.
Marvin was preceded in death by his parents; Nathaniel and Marie Wise, Devoted wife; Bonny Gayle Wise, and loving son; Mark Wise. He is survived by his loving daughter; Shelly Coleman and Stacy Shelton, Grandchildren; Jonathan and Tyler Coleman, and Great-Grandchildren; Lane, Ace, and Sunny Jane.
Services will be held at Grove Hill Funeral Home Chapel on November 10, 2018 visitation at 10:00 a.m. with Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. committal to follow at Grove Hill Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to: New Day Fellowship 7210 Hwy 78 Sachse, TX 75048
- Visitation Saturday, November 10, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, November 10, 2018
- Committal Service Saturday, November 10, 2018
Marvin L Wise
John T Williams
November 15, 2018
I worked with Marvin in Patrol and Vice Divisions during the time we were both on DPD. A great partner. I learned a lot from him and we remained friends long after he retired and went into the private investigative business. We went on fishing trips together and shared many memories of past times and friends. I last saw him back in June when he was at the rehab facility in Richardson. I just found out today that he had passed. So sorry that I missed his funeral. I did not know about it. Rest in peace my friend. See you again on down the line.
John R. Allen
November 15, 2018
Marvin was really one of the DPD Good Guys. He was one Good PO-lice Officer, and a very Good Detective who was liked, and respected by his Supervisor's and his peers.It was a pleasure to have known him and worked with him at the Dallas PD. My thought's and prayers go out to his family,and many friends during this time of grief and sorrow. RIP and Godspeed my Brother in Blue on this your final earthly signal 66. John R. Allen,Retired DPD & Retired Alvarado PD