Otto Vance Wise, 93, passed away May 15 in Jackson, Mississippi after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his parents Eva Otto and James Giles Wise, his wife of 66 years, Mary Wilkinson Wise, and a brother, G.J. Wise. He was born in Hopevilla, Louisiana.
Mr. Wise was manager of several electronic parts stores in Jackson during his career. His hobbies included repairing old radios for friends, camping trips, and was an active ham radio operator for many years. He was an involved member of First Baptist Church in Clinton where he was known as "the sound guy" for many years and was Sunday School Director for a period of time. In later years he enjoyed participating in The Joy Makers senior adult choir. Mr. Wise was a lifetime member of the Clinton Lions Club. He was a 1938 graduate of Central High School in Jackson. Above all, he loved the Lord.
He is survived by his children Roger (Janie) Wise of Alexandria, LA, Vance (Hillary) Wise of Madison, MS, and Becky Wise (Danny) Gardner of Starkville, MS; a sister Frances Wise Knight of Franklinton, LA, one niece Martha Elliott of Ridgeway, CO, seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the chapel of Wright and Ferguson in Clinton. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, and 9:00-10:00 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Lakewood Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Clinton.