Leland Clifford Wise Sr.

December 4, 1930June 6, 2018
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Mr. Leland Clifford Wise, Sr., age 87, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.

Mr. Wise, a Bulloch County native , joined the U.S. Army shortly after graduating from Stilson High School in 1947. He worked at Union Camp for several years, logged timber, and owned and operated Wise Trucking Company, Inc. He was a member of Statesboro Bible Baptist Church for over 40 years and is currently member of Immanuel Baptist Church. In his spare time he enjoyed camping, gardening, hunting, cooking for a crowd and baking cakes for those that were sick. Mr. Wise was a passionate supporter of the Georgia Sheriff’s Association. He was loved by everyone and will be fondly remembered as never having met a stranger. He will be deeply missed by friends and family.

Mr. Wise was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry and Georgia Cornelia Wise; sisters, Margaret Emanual and Florence Faulk; and , step mother, Marie Wise.

Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Kathy Overstreet Wise, Arcola; daughters, Shirley Salter (Phil), Waynesboro, Wanda Broxton, Millen, and Ann Salter ( Jerry) , Waynesboro; son, Leland Wise (Lori), Statesboro; step children, Melvin Ivey, Metter, Tammy Phillips (Tad), Statesboro, Kyle Ivey (Casey), Guyton; grandchildren, Jeremy Akins(Lauren), Waynesboro, Tim Broxton (Tori), Statesboro, Tara Hurst (John), Waynesboro, Tyler Wise, Statesboro ; great grandchildren, Charlotte and Greyson Akins; step grandchildren, Patrick Ivey, Wyatt Ivey, Shelby Phillips, Payton Ivey, and Sidney Hall; brother, John H. Wise, Statesboro; Sisters, Sara Kendrick, Stilson, Larell Blocker, Walterboro, SC and Diane Lilly, Kennesaw, Ga.; many nieces and nephews also survive.

Visitation was held at Hodges-Moore Funeral Home on Friday June 8, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The funeral service will be held Saturday June 9, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Hodges-Moore Funeral Home with Reverend Max Alderman and Pastor Luke Harrison officiating.

Burial will be at Bulloch Memorial Gardens.

Serving as pallbearers will be: James Wise, Malcom Taylor, Tim Shuman, Robbie Murdaugh, DeWayne Conner and John Horton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Immanuel Baptist Church, 10290 US Hwy 80 Brooklet, Ga. 30415.

Please visit our on line memorial at to sign the guestbook and share fond memories with the Wise Family.

Hodges-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


  • Kathy Overstreet Wise, Wife
  • Shirley Salter (Phil), Daughter
  • Wanda Broxton, Daughter
  • Ann Salter (Jerry), Daughter
  • Leland Wise (Lori), Son
  • Melvin Ivey, Step Child
  • Tammy Phillips (Tad), Step Child
  • Kyle Ivey (Casey), Step Child
  • Jeremy Akins (Lauren), Grandchild
  • Tim Broxton (Tori), Grandchild
  • Tara Hurst (John), Grandchild
  • Tyler Wise, Grandchild
  • Charlotte Akins, Great Grandchild
  • Greyson Akins, Great Grandchild
  • Patrick Ivey, Step Grandchild
  • Wyatt Ivey, Step Grandchild
  • Shelby Phillips, Step Grandchild
  • Payton Ivey, Step Grandchild
  • Sidney Hall, Step Grandchild
  • John H. Wise, Brother
  • Sara Kendrick, Sister
  • Larell Blocker, Sister
  • Diane Lilly, Sister
  • John Henry and Georgia Cornelia Wise, Parents
  • Margaret Emanual, Sister
  • Florence Faulk, Sister
  • Marie Wise, Step Mother
  • Mr. Wise leaves many nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.

  • James Wise, Active Pallbearer
  • Malcom Taylor, Active Pallbearer
  • Tim Shuman, Active Pallbearer
  • Robbie Murdaugh, Active Pallbearer
  • DeWayne Conner, Active Pallbearer
  • John Horton, Active Pallbearer

  • Immanuel Baptist Church


  • Visitation Friday, June 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 9, 2018
  • Burial Saturday, June 9, 2018

Leland Clifford Wise Sr.

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John Horton

June 9, 2018

I remember back when we used to hunt every Saturday with Uncle Clifford Uncle George and the rest of the group but Uncle Clifford was there when I killed my first deer it was only 3 of us me Uncle Clifford and James Sanders he will be missed but he's in a better place and I know what the family is going through because I went through that 3 years ago with my dad. But you always have his memories

Leon Gentry

June 9, 2018

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. The Bible gives us comfort and hope when it states,
"there is going to be a resurrection."--Acts 24:15

Mike & Pam Eastridge

June 8, 2018

Bro. Clifford was a dear friend who we truly loved. We know he's in a better place and we'll see him again.
We're praying for Mrs. Kathy and the family and we send our love.
Mike & Pam Eastridge
Trenton, GA

Rachael Brinson

June 8, 2018

Rachael Brinson

June 8, 2018

Elva Mills

June 8, 2018

Love & prayers from the Pete Mills Family

christianna Davis

June 8, 2018

We had so many . We were trying to see who could grow the biggest pumpkin last couple if years. He did. Glad I retired cause the last year was the best. I got to spend all day with him. He was my second dad. Wish we had more days.