Harvey A. Wise

December 17, 1936 ‒ June 06, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Harvey A. Wise, age 83, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at Knox Community Hospital palliative care unit, surrounded by his loving family.  He was born on December 17, 1936 in Zanesville, Ohio the son of Ross and Goldie (Cooper) Wise.  Harvey graduated from Hopewell High School where he was a member of the Senior Journalism class.  He served in the Ohio Air National Guard and worked at Chattanooga Glass for 27 years before eventually retiring from Cooper Energy Services in Mount Vernon.

Harvey was a member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, Gambier Fishing Club and Elks Lodge of Mount Vernon.  He was a kind, generous and loving man that enjoyed playing poker and euchre with friends and family, taking care of his yard and most importantly, spending quality time with his family.

He is survived by his daughter Lisa (Jeff) Blubaugh of Mount Vernon, many nieces and nephews, great and great great nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife Sandra L. Wise, whom he married on July 13, 1958; two sisters, Wanda Harris and Ann Littick; a brother, Cooper Dean Wise; a niece, Cathy (Littick) Meara and a great niece, Jolene Michel.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where a funeral service will be held on Thursday beginning at 11 a.m.  Pastor Bob Stull will be officiating.  Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Harvey’s name may be made to the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church.

To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Harvey A. Wise.


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  • Lisa , we were shocked to hear of your Dad’s passing. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathy

    • Thanks so much ❤️ Bob. We had a lot of good times over the years, didn’t we! Thanks for stopping by to check on Dad and for coming to calling hours, it means a lot to Jeff and I. Love and hugs 💞

  • Lisa, so sorry for your loss! Your heart can eventually be consoled by knowing that he and your mom are united again and waiting joyfully for you. Peace and God bless!

    • Thanks so much ❤️ Ed. I am happy that they are together again holding hands. Thanks so much for your kind words ♥️ Take care

  • Lisa
    I am so sorry to hear about Harvey’s passing. He was a great guy. my prayers are with you.

    • Thanks so much ❤️ Greg. Yes he was a great guy. Hope your mom is doing well. Thank you for your kind words ❤️. Take care of your mom, she’s a keeper.

  • Rest in eternal peace, Harvey. Peace and understanding to Lisa and Jeff. See you soon.

    • Thanks so much ❤️😘 Danny. Thanks for coming to the funeral and to the house. And for all your kind words ♥️ we will be in 💓🙏 touch.

  • Lisa & family,
    I’m so very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I remember him always friendly and smiling when Jenny and I would stop by your house.

    Thinking of you with deepest sympathy.

    Maggie (Nisky) Spikes

    • Thanks so much ❤️ sweetie for your kind words ♥️. Those were the good old days. Take care 😘

  • Lisa…

    We were deeply saddened by the news of Harvey’s passing. I will never forget his gentle manner and humor, especially when we were together at our semi frequent card games! He was a wonderful man and good friend. I know he is in Heaven now with your mom, forever in comfort and peace.

    God Bless you ❤️

    Mike and Kathy Nisky

    • Thank you so much ❤️ Mike and Kathy. We had so much fun on Division Street. Especially the cards, porch swing and mom’s iced tea. I miss the laughter of you teasing me all the time. Those were the good old days. Yes Mom and Dad are in heaven holding hands 🙏😇❤️ right now and that makes me feel better. Take care 💕😘❤️ hugs and love to you both.

  • I’m so sorry for the loss of your Dad, Lisa. I’m sure he was a wonderful man. Take good care and I hope you and staying healthy and safe. My prayers are with you and yours.

    Kathy Brechler Lake

    • Thanks so much ❤️ sweetie 😘 for your kind words. Take care of yourself 😘 too.

  • Sorry for your loss Lisa and Jeff Jewel and I enjoyed your Dad very much and had the greatest respect for him. We will miss him dearly

    • Thanks so much ❤️ Barry and Jewel for your kind words about dad. He loved you too and really ❤️ loved playing poker with Barry. He had a lot of fun at the Elks with you two. Take care and hope to see you soon for a big hug. Take care

  • All of us who were fortunate enough to know Harvey are mourning the loss of a member of the ‘”Cooper Family.” He always had a smile and a greeting for those he would meet. A gentle spirit is winging his way to Heaven to meet up with dear family and friends who will be there to greet him. Sending our deepest sympathy to Lisa and family. Sincerely, Susie and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

    • Thanks so much Richard and Susan for the kinds words and thoughts about 🙏💓 my dad. He loved working at Cooper’s and all the people there. He will be missed by us all. Thanks again

  • Lisa and Jeff,
    There are no words to express how sorry we are for the loss of your father. The world is forever a different place without him. He was a true friend!
    God bless you both- Jeff and Susie

    • Thanks so much ❤️😘 Jeff and Susie for your kind words, love and support through this difficult 💔 time. Your were great friends and neighbors to Dad. Always making him goodies and daily phone calls. Thanks for taking such good care 😘❤️ of him. Take care 💞

  • We miss our friend and neighbor. Our prayers go out to family and friends.
    Chuck and Jean

    • Thanks so much ❤️😘 Chuck and Jean for your kind words and prayers. Thanks for all the great food you sent over while he was sick. And for your kind words at the funeral Chuck. It means a lot to know he was loved by so many people 💔. We will see you soon. Take care 🙏😘❤️

  • We will miss our friend at our Chattanooga breakfasts every month..
    Buck Hall and the rest of the guys.

    • Thanks so much Buck for your kind words ♥️. He loved those breakfasts so much ❤️ and all you guys. Thanks for being apart of his life and making it special. Take care 🙏

  • So sorry to hear that your Dad passed. We have been out of state, and just got home last night, or I would have been at calling hours.

    • Thanks So much Scott. We wondered why you weren’t there. Hard to believe, it happened so fast. We had some good times growing up. Take care 💞