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James C. Wise, Jr.

web posted May 21, 2018
KINGSTREE, SC - James Cantey ďJimĒ Wise, Jr., 80, husband of Ruth Matthews Wise, died peacefully at home Thursday, May 10, 2018, after a long illness.

Mr. Wise was born May 19, 1937, in Johnston, SC, a son of the late James Cantey Wise, Sr. and Harriett Toney Wise. He was a graduate of Johnston High School and attended Clemson University where he played baseball. During his career he worked in industry as plant managers and directors. He last served as the beginning Director of Williamsburg Water and Sewer Authority. He also enjoyed Little League baseball and was the Voice of Stallion football for fifteen years. Jim was presently serving on the Board of Zoning Appeal for the Town of Kingstree. He was a member of Williamsburg Presbyterian Church where he had served as a deacon and elder. Jim especially cherished his work with Williamsburg Cares and was very dedicated to its cause.

Surviving Mr. Wise, in addition to his wife Ruth, of the home, are: one brother, Lane (June) Wise, of Johnston, SC; two daughters, Faith (Mike) Gibson and Toney (Eric) Hernandez, both of Lexington, SC; three sons, Dickie (Susan) Wise, of Edgefield, SC, Vernon (Lee) Wise, of Copperas Cove, TX, and Matt (Claire) Wise, of Kingstree, SC; two stepsons and their families; 14 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service celebrating Jimís life will be 2 PM Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Williamsburg Presbyterian Church. Jimís family will greet friends in Grace Hall at the church following the service.

Memorials may be made to a charity of oneís choice or Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, 411 N. Academy Street, Kingstree, SC 29556.   Online condolences may be sent to the family on the obituaries page at www.WilliamsburgFuneralHome.com.

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