Gary Wisener
1938 - 2020
Caruth-Hale Funeral Home - Hot Springs
155 Section Line Road
Hot Springs, AR
Gary Wisener
Gary Gayle Wisener, age 82, passed away Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, in Hot Springs. He was born Aug. 24, 1938, in Warren.
Gary grew up in Fort Smith. He graduated from Fort Smith High School before moving on to Baylor University, where he played football as an offensive end and was named All-American on the track and field team. He was also a former wide receiver in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and the American Football League for the Houston Oilers. He played for the Oilers in their second AFL Championship season.
After his time in the NFL, he returned to Baylor University to attend law school. Upon graduation, he moved to Midland, Texas, and joined Lynch & Chapell Law Firm in 1965, where he practiced oil, gas and energy law until his retirement. He was active with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and was an avid golfer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, R.C. and Ruth Wisener.
He is survived by a sister, Sandy Wisener of Knoxville, Tenn.; a son, Greg Wisener and wife Pam Duke of Kerrville, Texas; a daughter, Allison Owens and husband Phil of Georgetown, Texas; and a grandson, Gage Haugland and wife Madison of Austin, Texas.
There will be no services. Arrangements are under the direction of Caruth-Hale Funeral Home in Hot Springs.
Memorials may be made to Baylor University Foundation, One Bear Place, No. 97026, Waco, TX 76798.
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You're dad was a great friend. We met in 2005. Gary you'll forever be in my heart.
Cynthia McGill
January 2, 2021
Allison and Greg, I'm so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Ken and I made many trips around the golf course with him and have a lot of good memories. Ken passed away 5 years ago so he will be there to welcome Gary onto the courses in Heaven. May God bless you with peace and comfort.
Wanda Sewell
December 20, 2020
Allison: May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Steve Strickling
December 12, 2020
Allison, you & your family are in my prayers. Sincerest condolences to you
Helen Ratliff
December 12, 2020
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