Wayne Morris Wise

May 7, 1942November 21, 2012
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Wayne Morris Wise was born on May 7th, 1942. He lost his diligent fight on Wednesday, November 21st. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, John Quincy Wise and Mattie Mallie (Carraway) Wise and his siblings John Quincy Jr (J.Q.), Lawrence Francis, Wendell William and John Earl (Buddy) Wise and sisters Joyce Carolyn Franklin and Jo Frances O'Shields. Surviving siblings are Jean Jones, Burl (Nina) and Lamar (Jenny) Wise and Jeanette Strother all of Pensacola, FL and Martha (Linny) Velasco of Chesapeake, VA.

Wayne, married to Shirley, had one daughter, Jerri McLeod (Ken). Wayne also had two step children, Kim Cogelia (Joe) and Jim Waldman (Cami) as married to June. He also has five beloved grandchildren; Shayna, Amillia, Cali, Michael and Caleb, along with a great granddaughter, Sydney. Wayne also has numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Wayne was an avid fisherman and lover of the outdoors. One of his greatest joys was found at the end of a fishing line. Wayne shared this love with his family. He immersed himself in nature.

He was an honest man and brought joy to everyone who knew him. He lived a simple life and cherished his family. Wayne knew no strangers and wore a smile even through his struggles. To know him was to love him as so very many people did and countless stories can be told of his jubilant personality.

As brother, father and papa, he will be dearly missed. So many joyful memories we will carry with us as we celebrate his life. We are all blessed to have known him and will continue to cherish the fond times we’ve shared with him. Visitation will be on Mon, Nov. 26, 2012 from 5:00pm until 8:00 pm at Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be on Tues, Nov. 27, 2012 at 1:00 pm at the funeral home with the burial to follow at Eastern Gate Memorial Gardens.


  • Visitation Monday, November 26, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 27, 2012

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May 8, 2013

Happy Birthday daddy. I love and miss you so much.

Maggie Shearing

November 28, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I pray God will help and comfort you at this time. We will continue to hold you and your family up in prayer. God bless you .

Anne Pierce

November 28, 2012

To Burl and Nina, so sorry to read of the loss of your brother.


November 27, 2012

To The Family
I am TRULY sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. Please know that God has given US a hope of seeing them again. Jo. 5:28 nd 29. So as the days goes on, please keep in mind that you'll be able to see him again.

Mike Dolezal

November 27, 2012

RIP Wayne! Was just thinking about making a visit to the Barth campgrounds for a weekend. Remember all the properties we walked while looking for campgrounds and how excited you were when you were able to lease Barth. Last time we spoke was a couple years ago and I remember we discussed Martha Velasco being your sister. Saying a prayer for you - God Bless!

lenny Velasco

November 26, 2012

we will miss u Wayne, but not forgotten..Be one happy Wise reunion..Heaven need angels.

Daphane Ramsden

November 26, 2012

You all are in my thoughts and prayers.. love you guys!

Heather McCoy

November 26, 2012

I will forever love and miss you uncle Wayne!

Pam Gardner

November 25, 2012

Shayna, We are so sorry to hear of the death of your grandfather. I know you are going to miss him. Hold on to the sweet memories that you have of him. We are praying for God to grant you peace and comfort during your time of grief.


November 24, 2012

I love you daddy. I miss you so much.