Harold Lee Wise, 64, of Gainesville, Florida, passed away on January 21, 2013. He was born in Gainesville, FL on December 26, 1948. He grew up in Williston and graduated from Williston High School in 1966.

Harold was a professional surveyor who worked in the Gainesville area his whole life. He loved Florida history and always tied the stories he heard (and told) to the land and its history. He was lucky to have a profession that he loved. He was a highly respected expert in his field.

Harold enjoyed reading and watching Gator football when he wasn't outdoors - making memories. He loved the outdoors - fishing, hunting, camping...just being outdoors. Oh, the stories he could tell!!!!

Harold is survived by his wife of 15 years, Mary Tweed Wise, his three children, Zachary Wise, Adam Wise and Haley Wise Carter (Leonard); his 3 grandchildren, Thor and Laura Wise and Leo Carter. He has a grandson, Logan Carter due next month. He is also survived by his sister Jeanne Wise, a niece and 2 nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Walter Raleigh and Joan Wise and his brother, Walt Wise.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on January 24th at Orange Hill Cemetary in Williston. A celebration of his life will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday January 26th at St. Augustine Catholic Church at 1738 W. University Avenue, Gainesville, FL. Parking for the celebration is in the parking lot behind the church. Friends and family attending the service or the celebration are welcome to dress the way Harold recommended - camo or fishing clothes. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.

Donations may be given to the E.T. York Hospice Haven or the St. Augustine Catholic Church, both in Gainesville, FL.

Funeral Home

Forest Meadows Funeral Home and Cemeteries
725 NW 23rd Avenue Gainesville, FL 32609
(800) 958-2528

Published in Gainesville Sun from Jan. 22 to Jan. 23, 2013