Jon Wisda

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Jon Esau Wisda passed away at home on August 28, 2014. Jon was born in Utila, Bay Islands, Honduras in 1930. He grew up in Tampa, Florida and graduated from Florida State University. In 1953, he finished OCS and entered the Navy as an Ensign. Jon met and married Barbara Lee Wallace. Their companionship lasted 61 years.

Jon was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Emma Wisda and his sister, Gertrude. He is survived by sisters Adele Anding of Houston, and Anne Alsobrook of Guntersville, Alabama; daughter Gigi Juran and husband Kenneth of Houston, sons Michael and wife Lynn of Houston, Craig and wife Deborah of Glendale, CA and Jon and wife Theresa of Littleton, CO; grandchildren Tracy, Kendra, Daniel, Ruth, Joshua, Emilee, Jacob, and Sarah; great grandchildren Aedan, David, and John.

Jon spent most of his career as a Geophysicist and Manager of Getty Oil Company. He and Barbara lived in several states and many foreign countries. They retired to April Sound, Montgomery in 2000. Jon enjoyed playing golf there with the "Seventy-Niner's". Over a lifetime, he collected 5 hole-in-ones. He was very active in the April Sound Church where he and Barbara made many close friends.

A celebration of Jon's life will be held on Saturday, September 6 at 2pm at the April Sound Church, officiated by Rev. Dowen Johnson.

In Lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the "Helping Hands Organization" at April Sound Church, Montgomery, TX.


Published on from Aug. 29 to Sept. 11, 2014
Arrangements under the direction of:
Metcalf Funeral Directors
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