Mr. Fred­die “Jim” Wise

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home

The Covington News - - OBITUARIES -

Mr. Fred­die “Jim” Wise, age 72, of Springhill passed away July 23, 2014. He was born in New­ton County, Ge­or­gia to Unas and Alice Wise. Raised in the Springhill Com­mu­nity, “Jim” joined the Springhill United Methodist Church at an early age and lived a happy life among his 12 sib­lings: Wil­fred (Jack), Lil­lie, Juanita, MC, Roy, Eu­nice, Ina, James (Bo), Wal­ter, Ad­die, Henry and Dorothy, along with his child­hood friends. He at­tended school in New­ton County and then later was em­ployed at Ge­or­gia High­way Ex­press Truck­ing Com­pany, where he worked for more than thirty years. Later, he was em­ployed by the New­ton County School Sys­tem un­til he re­tired. On Oc­to­ber 12, 1963, “Jim” mar­ried Jac­que­lyn (Jack) John­son and they were blessed with three won­der­ful chil­dren that they cher­ished: Tracy, Tres­sel and Ron. Jim and Jack were mar­ried for forty-five years. Dur­ing Jim’s younger years he man­aged and played base­ball with the Springhill Cubs. He also loved fish­ing and was al­ways ea­ger to fish and share his sto­ries. But his true pas­sion was gar­den­ing. It gave him so much plea­sure to plant and nur­ture the vegeta­bles he grew, be­cause once his har­vest had yielded its fruit, he would ob­tain grat­i­fi­ca­tion by shar­ing them with neigh­bors and friends. Son Jack pre­ceded Jim in death on De­cem­ber 30, 2008, how­ever they did share the joy of be­com­ing grand­par­ents to six grand­chil­dren: Er­ron, Tane­sha, Alisha, Joi, Aleayah and Kham­ron.

Jim is sur­vived by his chil­dren Mr. & Mrs. John­nie (Tracy) White, Mr. & Mrs. Ger­ald (Tres­sel) Wade and Mr. & Mrs. Ron­ald (Heather) Wise; his six grand­chil­dren; one brother, Mr. & Mrs. Henry (Eleanor) Wise of Cov­ing­ton, Ge­or­gia; three sis­ters, Ms. Eu­nice M. John­son, Detroit, Michi­gan, Ms. Ina Ruth Rooks of Cap­i­tal Heights, Mary­land, and Mr. & Mrs. Cur­tis (Ad­die) White of Cov­ing­ton, Ge­or­gia; one aunt, Ms. Alzie Davis of Cincin­nati, Ohio; and a host of nieces, neph­ews, cousins, in­laws and friends.

Funeral ser­vices for Mr. Wise were held on Tues­day, July 29, 2014 at Springhill UMC at 11 a.m. with Rev. Wil­liam Hem­phill Pas­tor as eu­lo­gist. In­ter­ment fol­lowed at Flat Shoals Cemetery at 1228 Hwy. 162 S in Cov­ing­ton, Ge­or­gia. Neph­ews and friends served as pall­bear­ers and nieces and friends as flower at­ten­dants.


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