James "Jim" Wiseman
1940 - 2021
James "Jim" Wiseman

January 5, 1940 - February 10, 2021

James "Jim" Wiseman, age 81, passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, in Bristol, Va. He was born in Buck, W.Va., to the late Virgil Leland Wiseman and Ethel Lucille Honaker Wiseman. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Wiseman; sister, Carolyn Bailey; and his first wife, Janet Kay Wiseman.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Rita (Kay) Wiseman; sister, Anna Sue Butler, and her husband, Franklin; daughters, Kimberly Parker, Tabatha Brownschidle, and her husband, Robert; and sons, Scott Sackin and Grant Sackin and his wife, Paula. Jim passed along his baseball skills and love of gardening to his grandson, Robbie Brownschidle, as well as his interest in Biology and obsession with golf to his granddaughter, Katie Brownschidle.

Jim was an educator for more than 31 years in York County, Va., serving as a school sports coach for many of those years. In Matthews, Va., Jim and Kay enjoyed gardening on their little farm by the Chesapeake Bay. While in Bristol, they loved hosting family and friends at their Mendota, Va. farm, as well as serving the community through Meals on Wheels and the Bristol Emergency Food Pantry.

Jim adored his many (mostly adopted, stray) dogs over the years, enjoyed sharing his dry wit with family and friends and looked forward to playing a good game of cards or a board game (as long as he won).

Jim and Kay are members of the First Presbyterian Church in Bristol, Tenn. Due to the COVID pandemic, a private family service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bristol Humane Society Animal Shelter or the First Presbyterian Church.

Condolences and memories may be left for the family at akardfuneralhome.com.

Akard Funeral Home, (423) 989-4800 is serving the Wiseman family.

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Published by Bristol Herald Courier on Feb. 14, 2021.
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So sorry to hear about your loss. You know that God and Jesus are in the best position to comfort us when we lose a loved one in death.
February 18, 2021
My deepest sympathies to the family. They were very welcoming and gracious hosts to me in 2009 when I visited from Australia. RIP Jim.
Peter Brand
February 15, 2021
Saddened to hear of the passing of friend and mentor. I remember the Sunday golf outings at the Gloucester Country Club rain, snow, or cold. We always had fun. Kay, may God bless you and your family. May you find comfort in knowing that Jim is in the loving arms of God our Heavenly Father. Jim will be missed but never forgotten.
God Bless,
Larry and Barbara Estep
Larry Estep
February 15, 2021
Kim and Tabbi, my heart breaks for you, as your cousin who has been a part of your lives my entire life, I know how you dreaded this day. He was your rock.... I pray for Kay and the entire family to find peace in the days ahead. My memories span back decades, and they are great ones, better than I could have asked for, my parents loved him, and now as we all know, the card table awaits with 3 players awaiting his arrival. What a picture I have of that.... I am also glad I had many years to get off of his naughty list...... I know he was a softie inside but he loved making you guess what he was thinking .... you have a very special close and loving bond with each other and I pray it only grows stronger.
Teresa Nettles-Cuthbertson
February 13, 2021