October 27, 1937 - May 8, 2020
Graveside funeral services for Mr. David Wise, 82, of Longview, Texas formerly of Deadwood, Texas will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, May 11, 2020 at the Deadwood Cemetery with Rev. Mary Smith and Mr. Jason Barnett officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. A viewing will be held from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the Deadwood United Methodist Church. Mr. David William Wise was born October 27, 1937 in Houston, Texas. He passed this life May 8, 2020 in Longview, Texas. Mr. Wise was one of three children born to the marriage of Fred Nathaniel Wise and Doris Josephine Clark Wise. He was raised and schooled in Houston graduating from Lamar High School with the class of 1955 where he lettered in track and received a scholarship to University of Texas. He would transfer to Stephen F. Austin University where he met and married Minnie Ruth LaGrone September 12, 1959. Together they raised two children in a loving Christian home. Mr. Wise worked for Borden Dairy Company, the Magnolia Grocery and spent over 25 years as a letter carrier for the U.S.P.S. He was a faithful member of the Deadwood U.M.C. where he served as superintendent and treasurer, a member of the evening Lion’s Club and the N.A.L.C. National Assoc. of Letter Carriers. He loved his time outdoors gardening and sharing his vegetables with neighbors and friends. David loved the annual family beach vacation they took every year. He is preceded in death by his parents and devoted wife of 54 years, Minnie Wise. Mr. Wise is survived by his loving children, Laurie Stacy and husband David of Longview, Nathan Wise and wife Tracie of Beckville; brother, Paul Wise and wife Cindy of Virginia Beach; sister, Jane Kibbe of Athens; grandchildren, Kevin Stacy and wife Bekah, Adam Stacy and wife Taylor, Braden Wise and fiancée Madison Mize; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Serving as pallbearers will be Kevin Stacy, Adam Stacy, Braden Wise, Calvin Whiddon, Winston Whiddon, Jerry Coxen and Richard Bagley. The family wishes to thank Heartis Assisted Living for the love and care he received. The family request memorials be made to Deadwood United Methodist Church or Deadwood Cemetery.
Graveside funeral services for Mr. David Wise, 82, of Longview, Texas formerly of Deadwood, Texas will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, May 11, 2020 at the Deadwood Cemetery with Rev. Mary Smith and Mr. Jason Barnett officiating. Burial will follow under... View Obituary & Service Information
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