VeteranForrest Wise

Forrest D. Wise died at 4:54 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, 1997, in Cox South Medical Center, Springfield, Mo.

He was born Nov. 9, 1925, at Bader, a son of Arthur L. Wise and Maydee Perkins Wise. On Sept. 10, 1950, he married Neva Winston. She died in 1990. He was also preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister. In October of 1991, he married Nadia Jackson. She survives.

Also surviving are one sister, Sallie and John Jamison of Middletown, Iowa; three stepchildren, Linda and Gary Hawkins of Stotts City, Mo., Harry and Judy Jackson of Pomona, Mo., and Donald and Trudy Jackson of Plano, Texas; seven stepgrandchildren; and many other relatives.

Forrest spent 40 years in the ministry and more recently served the Christian Churches in Cabool and Pomona. He also sang as a member of a quartet for seven years. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in the Asiatic-Pacific area, and was awarded three Bronze Battle Stars for service, including the Philippine, Liberation, Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Medal of Occupation of Japan. He received his honorable discharge in 1946. He was a servant of the Lord and served him well through his ministry.

Services were conducted Friday in the Pomona Christian Church with Roger Tribble officiating. Burial was in Howell Memorial Park Cemetery at Pomona. Elliott-Gentry Funeral Home of Cabool was in charge of arrangements.

 

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/18/1997

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