Larry W. “Pop-can Willy” Wiseman

August 08, 1943 ‒ January 22, 2019

Johnsville, Ohio

Larry W. “Pop-can Willy” Wiseman, age 75, of Johnsville, passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon, at Marion General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

Larry was born on August 8, 1943, in Galion, to the late Harold K. and Waneta M. (Shaffer) Wiseman. He graduated from Johnsville High School in the class of 1962. Shortly after graduating, Larry enlisted in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

On May 9th, 1969, Larry married the love of his life, Catherine E. Smith. The two were united at Bryn Zion Baptist Church. Together they have shared almost 50 wonderful years of marriage.

For 45 years Larry dedicated his working years to Pittsburgh Plate Glass in Crestline. Many of those years he held the role of inspector and worked in the box shop.

Larry enjoyed going to fairs, farm days, and tractor pulls to look at all the tractors. He was fond of antique tractors and had an impressive collection of miniature tractors. He could often be found at shows looking for his next purchase to add to his collections. Larry also enjoyed attending car and trucks shows.

Over the years, Larry was a member of multiple tractor related clubs. He was a member of the Crawford County Wheelhorse Club, Morrow County Antique Tractor Association, and enjoyed attending Johnsville Grace United Methodist Church.

A man of his word, Larry would move mountains to honor his commitment to you. He was a fair and dedicated individual who always put the needs of his family first. Larry was often the disciplinarian and the most stubborn in the family. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Left to cherish his memory include his wife, Cathy; children: Beth ( Joe Simms) Gerasimof of Johnsville, William (Carmala) Wiseman of Johnsville, and Kevin (Patti) Wiseman of Galion; grandchildren: Ethan, Ricky, and Nathan; great grandchildren: Layla, Nathan, RJ, Natalie, Trevor, and one on the way; sister, Wilma (Dave) Homerick; and brothers: Dave (Nan) Wiseman and Steve (Bonnie) Wiseman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Keith; and an infant sister Carol.

His family will greet friends from 4 to 7 PM, on Friday, January 25, 2019, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel. (67 N. Main St., Mt. Gilead, OH 43338). A celebration of his life will be held at 11 AM, on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at the Johnsville Grace United Methodist Church with Pastor Ben Weisbrod officiating. (7459 Co Rd 242, Johnsville, OH 44813). Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Johnsville Grace United Methodist Church.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to serve Larry’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • I always enjoyed visiting with Larry and talking tractors. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Wiseman family during this difficult time.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Praying that you wil find comfort in your memories of your times together.

  • Enjoyed Willlie’s friendship through the years. He will be missed. Our prayers are with his family.

  • We are very sorry for the loss of Larry. Our family has known him for many years. Our condolences to the family.

  • Cathy and family I am so sorry to have read about Larry. You are all in my prayers and thoughts. Sincerely- Vickey from Dr. Franks office!

  • Enjoyed working with Willie always remember folks saving pop cans for him. Sure the family will miss him God Bless your family

  • I just received the news today .so sorry I worked many years with Willy .love to all his family .Willy was my friend .

  • Enjoyed the video. God bless the Wiseman family as they grieve the loss of a patriarch – Larry.

  • Dave, Steve and families:
    Just read the obituary in the Sentinel. Our sympathy and prayers in the passing of your brother, Larry. May the Lord comfort you. And may all the
    memories of growing up and times spent together bring you joy and peace.
    Very nice video in his memory/honor.
    May the Lord bless and draw you closer to Him.
    Dale and Marsha