James “Jim” William Wise, age 71, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, September 23, 2016.
He was born January 22, 1945 to Leo Raymond Wise Sr. and Margaret Ann (Witten) Wise in Louisville, Kentucky. He married Carol Ann (Fessel) Wise on May 8, 1965. Jim was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Bradford, Indiana.
Jim retired from Colgate-Palmolive Company in Jeffersonville, Indiana after 28 years. He was currently working at Dan Cristiani Excavating in Clarksville, Indiana. He was a member of the Palmyra Lions Club, enjoyed playing softball, hunting, and loved spending time with his family.
Jim is survived by his wife Carol Ann (Fessel) Wise, his mother, Margaret Ann (Witten) Wise of Palmyra, brothers: Ray (Sherry) Wise Jr. of Palmyra, Paul Wise of Hardinsburg, sisters: Sharon (Gordon) Burton of Salem, Darlene Cole of Palmyra, son: Alan (Donna) Wise of Depauw, daughters: Pattie (Daniel) Campbell of Depauw, Marcia (Kirby) Cundiff of Corydon, Janice (Terry) Allen of Milltown, and Cindy (Troy) Willoughby of Corydon. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren: Grant Campbell, Brandon Crecelius, Lauren Campbell, Samantha Crecelius, Isaac Campbell, Julia Campbell, Olivia Wise, Jacob Willoughby, Kayla Willoughby, and Katie Wise, and one great grandson: Grayson Lubbehusen and he was “Pappaw” to many others.
He is preceded in death by his father Leo Raymond Wise Sr., his sister Patricia Ann Wise, and his sister-in- law Phyllis Wise.
His funeral Mass will be Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church Bradford, 11400 Farmers Lane NE, Greenville, IN 47124 with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, September 26, 2016 at Love Funeral Home from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday 9:00 a.m.
to 10:30 a.m. with funeral Mass following at St. Michael’s Church Bradford.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 11400 Farmers Lane NE, Greenville, IN 47124.