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02/13/09 - NNHS Newsletter - John Wise

John Southey Wise
(d. 11 Feb 2009)

Newport News High School Class of 1940

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this morning.     John Wise, Class of 1940, passed away in Newport News on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at the age of 86.


From the Daily Press - 02/13/09:

                John Southey Wise
 
 
  NEWPORT NEWS - John Southey Wise, 86, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009.

Born in Newport News, he graduated from Newport News High School in 1940. After his military service as a Navy pilot during World War II, he attended and graduated from Duke University with a BSME degree in 1949. He then earned his MSME from Northwestern University in 1950 and continued his education at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, doing post graduate research from 1950 until 1954.

Mr. Wise's working career included Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Thiokol Clinical Corporation, Aerospace Corporation and U.S. Navy Department of Defense where he participated in underwater explosives research and development until he retired at the age of 79 from Civil Service.
John Wise
 


In 2003, he moved to The Chesapeake Retirement Community and enjoyed being "one of the gardeners".

Preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Hebble Wise, who he married in 1940; and his brother, Walter Robinson Wise Jr., Mr. Wise is survived by his wife, Marilyn Lyles Wise, who he married in 2007; a daughter, Carolyn Wise Ellis; a son and his wife, Richard Rinard and Stephanie Wise; three sisters and their husbands, Nannie Wise and Walter Milliner, Anne Wise and John Nicholas and Nellie Sue Wise and Harold Gray; and a grandson, Travis Jacob Ellis.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday in The Chesapeake Retirement Community with Chaplain Nancy Hayes officiating. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press from 2/13/2009 - 2/14/2009.
Guest Book
 


February 13, 2009
 
Mr. Wise was a kind man who I will always have fond memories of. My thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Wise and family during this difficult time.

~ Dawn Stewart, Hampton, Virginia

 

   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the entire Wise family at this time.


   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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In the Garden

Words and Music by Charles Austin Miles, 1912
(7 Jan 1868 - 10 Mar 1946)
 

I come to the garden alone
While the dew is still on the roses
And the voice I hear, falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses

And He walks with me
And He talks with me
And He tells me I am His own
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known

He speaks and the sound of His voice
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing
And the melody that He gave to me
Within my heart is ringing

And He walks with me
And He talks with me
And He tells me I am His own
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known

I'd stay in the garden with Him
'Tho the night around me be falling
But He bids me go; through the voice of woe
His voice to me is calling

And He walks with me
And He talks with me
And He tells me I am His own
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known


"In the Garden" midi (sequenced by Randell M. Lawson) and lyrics courtesy of http://www.smickandsmodoo.com/lyrics/inthegarden.htm - 01/31/08

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com 01/27/05

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