Richard Allen Wise

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  • "Rest in Peace my friend. Thank you for your dedicated..."
    - Tom Martin
  • "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a..."
    - Tracey Wise
  • "My thoughts and prayers are with your family Sarah Gould"
    - Sarah Gould
  • "Your Ohio Family loves and misses you ,, RIP Rick"
    - Jody Pettyjohn
  • "I am sorrowed at your lost but happy for your life. I knew..."
    - Michael Yates
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NEW BERN - Richard Allen Wise, 51, of New Bern, died Aug. 28, 2010, at his residence.

Rick loved his family and friends. Where you saw him, not far behind were our two beloved dogs, Milo & CoCo. Rick never met a stranger; he was kind to all. He would give you the shirt off of his back if he thought you needed it. That's one of the many reasons I fell in love with him. We didn't have many years together, but the ones we did have will always remain close to my heart and I will never forget how much we loved each other.

Between us we had three beautiful children, Richard A. Wise II, Brandi D. King & Matthew A. Parrish and two of the most precious grandchildren, Landon M. King & Austin R. King. These two babies were the light of his life. Many a morning you could find him & Landon sitting in front of the TV watching cartoons together. Austin was just getting to the age where he would do things with PawPaw. I can say without any doubt that Rick was the greatest PawPaw that ever walked this earth and he will surely be missed by all who loved him.

Rick served his country for 10 years in the USMC and later, he served another 10 years in the NCANG, doing tours in Bosnia and Iraq. He earned numerous honors and badges before retiring in September 2008.

He is survived by his wife Dawn K. Wise and his children and grandchildren; his Mom and Dad, Ronald & Lorrine Shanks of Alabama; three brothers, Alan Shanks of Texas, Shawn Shanks of Tennessee, and Ron Shanks of Ohio; one sister, Debbie Merrett of Ohio; two cousins, Lori Harris of Ohio and Cheryl McKewen of Indiana; his aunt, Jody Pettyjohn of Ohio; his Mother and Father-In-Law, Jerry and Jane Knox of Lexington, N.C., and a brother and sister-in-law, Craig and Tammie Kolwyck of Georgia.

A memorial service will be held at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, at Cotten Funeral Home with Chaplain Dennis Goodwin officiating. Rick will receive military honors.

Online condolences may be made to the Wise family at

Published in Sun Journal from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2, 2010