Olan T. Wise Sr.
1918 - 2018
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Olan T. Wise, Sr.

Benton - Services celebrating the life of Olan Tup Wise, Sr. will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Benton with Pastor Robert Beadle officiating. Interment will follow at Hill Crest Memorial Park. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home.

Olan Tup Wise, Sr. was called to heaven on Saturday, July 21, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, his siblings, and a grandson.

He was born on February 16, 1918 in Opp, Alabama. He married the love of his life, Alma Mae, before being called to serve his country during WWII. After completing his military service, he returned home to provide for his family. Olan worked as an electrician until he retired in 1980. He enjoyed his golden years with his wife in Benton, LA. He remained an active member of the Masonic Lodge and served the Lord as a deacon of First Baptist Church of Benton. Earlier this year, he celebrated his 100th birthday surrounded by friends and family. He will always be remembered for his strong Christian faith and love of gospel music.

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Published in Shreveport Times on Jul. 24, 2018.
05:00 - 07:00 PM
02:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Benton
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July 25, 2018
I was so sad to hear about the passing of Mr. Wise. I met him over a year ago when I was visiting the War Veterans Home for placing my step-dad there. He was the first resident that I met & we had a great conversation and I have seen & talked to him many times over the past year. He will be missed.

Grace Owes/Lewis Dodson
Grace Owens
July 25, 2018
I knew Mr. Wise from the Veterans Home where my husband was a resident for 3 years. Mr. Wise was so sweet and kind and always had a smile and a friendly greeting.
Evelyn Thomas
July 24, 2018
Mr. Wise was such a fine person. He befriended my father-in-law while he was a resident of the War Veterans Home. They were suite mates for a period of time and Mr. Wise was the one who was key to Pops adjusting to a residential setting. They became fast friends.We will never forget his kindness, compassion, and concern toward Pops. He was able to attend Pops funeral which meant so much to us. I am saddened to hear of his passing but can imagine he and Pops sharing old times in heaven. He will be missed.Kate Young and the Chester Young family
Kate Young
July 24, 2018
The Final Salute

Brothers in Arms, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged Hand Salutes as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This Hand Salute is the last that we shall render to Olan T. Wise, Sr. our Brother-in-Arms. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Olan. To Olan it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during WW-II while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Olan, we commend you for your honorable service. You are a true patriot, who served with honor and distinction. You upheld the finest qualities of an American patriot warrior: courage, commitment, generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family and country. You were a true friend. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 961 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 233 veterans of VFW Post 2238 in Shreveport, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Olan's family and loved ones.

Dennis Engdahl, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

Charles Livingston, Commander, VFW Post 2238
1245 Gary Street, Shreveport, LA 71101
For the Commanders, Carroll R. Michaud
July 24, 2018
What a wonderful gentlemen. He loved everyone and never knew a stranger. Always giving hugs to everyone. Enjoyed seeing him going down the halls honking his bugle. He also played bean bag baseball and could make those home runs being that his eyesight was not good. He will be missed but is now with his beloved as he always talked about her. A great man. Dave & Dorothy
David Bodden
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