James 'Jim' Richard Wise


James "Jim" Richard Wise, 66, Greentown, passed away at 6:09 p.m. Monday, July 8, in Ascension St Vincent, Kokomo. He was born in Frankfort, Indiana, on July 9, 1952, to Cedric and Joann (Wardwell) Wise.
He graduated in 1970 from Eastern High School, where he played football as a linebacker and kicker for the Comets.
He served in the United States Air Force from 1971 until 1975. Jim married Jean Ann (Myers) on Feb. 1, 1970, and she survives.
He had worked for the U.S. Navy at Great Lakes as a civil servant, Naval Avionics in Indianapolis, and sold cars for Collins Oldsmobile.
He was a member of Meridian Street Christian Church and a member of the Greentown Lions Club. He worked for more than 35 years as a security guard in Gasoline Alley garage area at the Indianapolis 500.
He enjoyed coaching football, riding his motorcycle and watching Chicago Cubs games with his sons. He dearly loved his grandchildren and the joy that they brought to his life.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Ann Wise; sons, Jason (Lisa) Wise and Jacob (Jennifer) Wise; grandchildren, Austin, Whitney, Ethan, Cedric and Avalea; great-grandchildren, Ivoryanna and Ivon; brother, Jerry Wise; and sister, Marcile Wise.
He was preceded in death by his parents and father- and mother-in-law, Wendell and Beverley Myers.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at Hasler & Stout Funeral Home, 112 E. Main St., Greentown. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday with Pastor Jim Soblotne and Elder Dave Turner officiating. Burial will follow the service in Greenlawn Cemetery, Greentown, with military rites by the American Legion Post 317.
Memorial contributions may be made to Meridian Street Christian Church.
Hasler & Stout Funeral Home, 112 E. Main St., Greentown, assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.hasler-stout.com.
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Published on July 11, 2019
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David and Jody Williams
Jul 13, 2019
Jean Ann and Family , so sorry to hear this . Actually in shock , Jim was a very well respected friend . I can remember us all being stations in England . Those were happy days to see you both and reminiscing . Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you . Lost a veteran brother and a true friend . If there is anything we can do please let us know . Love you . Dave and Jody williams .