Eugene W. Wise Sr.

September 18, 1925 ‒ September 01, 2018

Columbus, Ohio

Eugene W. Wise Sr., age 92, of Columbus, Ohio and formerly of Davenport and Winter Haven, Florida, passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Brookdale Hospice in Columbus, Ohio.  He was born on September 18, 1925 in Moscow, Kansas the son of Orval and Birdie (May) Wise.

Eugene proudly served in the United States Navy on the USS SEBEC-A087 during World War II.  After serving his country, Eugene returned home to operate Main Trucking in the Sunbury, Ohio area for 15 years before eventually retiring from B&L Motor Freight after 25 years as a commercial truck driver.

He was a member of Crusader Lodge #720 Free & Accepted Masons in Heath, Ohio, Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus, lifetime member of the American Legion Post #8 in Winter Haven, Florida, Teamster Union Local #637 in Zanesville, Ohio and the Citrus Ridge Coffee Club of Davenport, Florida.

In his spare time Eugene enjoyed motorcycling, fishing, camping, woodworking, traveling and taking care of his yard.

Eugene is survived by his wife Jean (Humbert) Losey Wise whom he married on September 28, 1973; a daughter, Vicki Lynn Wise  of Cardington, Ohio; step daughter, Virginia (Bruce) Losey Heimrich of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; a grandson, Brian Hess; four great grandchildren, Lydia Hess, Isabelle Hess, Parker Hess,  Marcella Hess and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by granddaughter Erika Hess; two brothers, Earl Wise and Everett Wise; three sisters, Gail Townley, Gladys Townley and Betty Perrine.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2018 beginning at 2 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where friends may call one hour prior.  Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.

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  • As a kid, Bud remembers spending a lot of time at his home on 61, he was always a part of Bud’s family
    Growing up! Get Gladys & Gene together & there was laughter!
    We remember his laugh, camping , & visiting in Florida ! Always feeling very welcome! Bud & Bryan ( our son) middle name was Eugene after him! Our sympathies go out to the whole family especially Jean! Love you! Bud & Linda Townley