Richard L. "Dick" Wise, 68, of Galion passed away unexpectedly from complications from heart surgery early Saturday morning, May 10, 2014 at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.
He was born April 10, 1946 in Bucyrus and was the son of Ralph and Eva (Clark) Wise. He married Diane (Young) Wise on April 16, 1992 and she survives.
Dick attended Wynford High School and served in The United States Army
with five years of active duty and eight years in the Army Reserves. He worked for over 30 years at Galion Peabody and McClain EZ Pack. After his retirement, Dick drove a school bus for a year in the Galion School system and ten years for Morrow County Head Start. He was a member of the American Legion Scarbrough Post # 243, Galion, AMVETS Post #27, Bucyrus and North Woodbury Freewill Baptist church.
He enjoyed playing cards, collecting knives, fishing, mowing grass on his John Deere, crossword puzzles and blue grass music. Dick was a kind man and never knew a stranger.
In addition to Diane, his wife of 22 years he is survived by daughters Lisa (Jimmy) Renfro of Katy, TX, Je'Nill (William) Pahl of Delaware and Santanna (Justin) Boston of West Chester; son Craig (Stephanie) Wise of Gallatin, TN; grandchildren Morgan, McKenzie, Chad, Candace, Cameron, K'La, Korey, Kelsie, Connor, Joshua, Amanda, Emmaliah and Luke; great-grandchildren Devynn, Kessleigh and Jake, sisters Mary Frost of Nevada, Stoyna Louis of MN and Rachel Wise of Bucyrus and brothers, Jim Wise of Galion, John Wise of Bucyrus and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Dick is preceded in death by a son Mark Allen Wise and two sisters, Marjorie Downing, Miriam Zimmerman and a brother Tom Louis.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion where military services will be conducted by the United States Army and Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail following calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Galion/Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail in care of the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel is honored to serve the family of Dick Wise, and private condolences to them may be made online at: www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com