2018-06-13 / Obituaries

Leland Clifford Wise, Sr.

Mr. Leland Clifford Wise, Sr., age 87, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Mr. Wise, a Bulloch County native , joined the U.S. Army shortly after graduating from Stilson High School in 1947. He worked at Union Camp for several years, logged timber, and owned and operated Wise Trucking Company, Inc. He had been a member of Statesboro Bible Baptist Church for 40 years and at his death was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. In his spare time he enjoyed camping, gardening, hunting, cooking for a crowd and baking cakes for those that were sick. Mr. Wise was a passionate supporter of the Georgia Sheriff's Association. He was loved by everyone and will be fondly remembered as never having met a stranger. He will be deeply missed by friends and family.

Mr. Wise was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry and Georgia Cornelia Wise; sisters, Margaret Emanual and Florence Faulk.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy Overstreet Wise, Arcola; daughters, Shirley Salter (Phil), Waynesboro, Wanda Broxton, Millen, and Ann Salter ( Jerry) , Waynesboro; son, Leland Wise (Lori), Statesboro; step children, Melvin Ivey, Metter, Tammy Phillips (Tad), Statesboro, Kyle Ivey (Casey), Guyton; grandchildren, Jeremy Akins (Lauren), Waynesboro, Tim Broxton (Tori), Statesboro, Tara Hurst (John), Waynesboro, Tyler Wise, Statesboro; great grandchildren, Charlotte and Greyson Akins; step grandchildren, Patrick Ivey, Wyatt Ivey, Shelby Phillips, Payton Ivey, and Sidney Hall; brother, John H. Wise, Statesboro; Sisters, Sara Kendrick, Stilson, Larell Blocker, Walterboro, SC and Diane Lilly, Kennesaw, Ga. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

Visitation was held at Hodges-Moore Funeral Home on Friday June 8, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The funeral service was held Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Hodges-Moore Funeral Home with Reverend Max Alderman and Pastor Luke Harrison officiating. Burial was at Bulloch Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Immanuel Baptist Church 10290 US Hwy 80 Brooklet, Ga. 30415.

Please visit our on line memorial at WWW.hodgesmoore.com to sign the guestbook and share fond memories with the Wise Family.

Hodges-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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