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Horace Larry Wise Esq.
1934 - 2019
Oman Funeral Home & Crematory - Great Bridge Chapel
653 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA
Horace Larry Wise, Esq., 85, of Chesapeake, Virginia, passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2019, in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Born in Manteo, NC, June 22, 1934, he was the son of the late Horace L. Wise and Frances Grant Wise. He was also predeceased by his first wife, Betty; his son, Brant L. Wise and his brother, Donald G. Wise. Larry was a 1953 graduate of Churchland High School, a 1957 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and a 1961 graduate of The Marshall-Wythe School of Law at William & Mary Law School. In 1963, Mr. Wise proudly opened the first law office in Chesapeake, Virginia.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara P. Cornell-Wise; his son, Edward Wise (Anne); a daughter-in-law, Maria Powell Wise; step-son, William Stone (Terrilee); grandchildren, Justin Wise (Whitney), Dewey Weber Wise, and Winborne Wise; step-grandchildren, Curtis Brewer (Amber), Samantha Kearnes (Mike); his sister, Sandra Hanna (Ira); a sister-in-law, Kim Wise, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

The funeral service will be conducted at 10:30a.m., Monday, December 16, 2019, at Great Bridge United Methodist Church. The casket will be open one hour prior to the service at the church. A reception will follow the service at the church. The interment will be private in New Hollywood Cemetery, Elizabeth City, NC.

Friends are invited to sign the online guest book at

Published by The Virginian-Pilot from Dec. 13 to Dec. 14, 2019.
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Your friends need you! Miss you forever Mr. Wise. If your family needs any help with what youve left behind, I will help clean up!!! Love you. Until we meet again. Love, Liz Larmour aka Liz
April 11, 2020
Happy Easter Mr. Wise. I love you. You are the best friend I ever had as a mentor. You advice and voice lingers in my head and mind. Be safe up there in Heaven. I'll get there some day. Silverthorne.
Elizabeth Larmour
April 10, 2020
I'm very sorry for your loss. May you receive comfort through the power of prayer.
1 Peter 5 :6,7
December 13, 2019
So sad to hear of Larry's passing-he will, be sorely missed-May The Lord be with his family at this sad time.
Sincerely, Jim and Lois Yandle,
(Lois was in Larry's cl'53}
Jim Yandle
December 13, 2019
My condolences to the family. I am very sorry for your loss. May you receive strength and peace from God.
Romans 15:13
December 13, 2019
My condolences to the family . May you find comfort in your treasured memories and Gods promise to return our loved ones who passed away in death . 1st Thessalonians 4 : 13 & 14 .
December 13, 2019
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