Johnnie E. Wise, 97, of Columbia, SC, died on April 20, 2021. Born April 4, 1924 in Columbia, he was the son of the late John George and Lessie C. Fulmer Wise. Johnnie was a US Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, a Norden Bomb Site technician. He retired from R. L. Bryan Printing Company after 42 years of service. Johnnie was a lifelong member of Ebeneezer Lutheran Church.
Johnnie is survived by his sons, Johnnie Wise, Jr. (Karen) of Jonesboro, GA and James Wise (Duang) of Columbia; and five grandchildren: Catherine NeSmith (Alan) of Marietta GA, Jonathan Wise (Lexy) of Barnesville, GA, Melinda Walker (Clark) of Marietta, GA, Meredith Vance (Brock) of Canton, GA, James Wise, Jr. (Katie) of Gastonia, NC; and 10 great-grandchildren: Brandon NeSmith, Christina NeSmith, Jackson Vance, Bryson Vance, Aiden Wise, Lucas Wise, Piper Wise, Charlie Felcher, Maggie Felcher, Parker Wise. Johnnie was predeceased by his beloved wife of 61 years, Flora Elizabeth McReynolds Wise;, and his brothers, Julian F. Wise and Rev. George W. Wise.
Graveside service will be held on April 25, 2021 at 2:00pm in Greenlawn Memorial Park Serenity Gardens.
Memorial gifts may be sent to Southern Grace Hospice Foundation, 80 Candler Road, McDonough, GA 30253
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