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Richard Thomas "Rick" Wisdom
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Birth: May 30, 1943
Death: Jan. 29, 2013

Richard "Rick" Thomas Wisdom passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2013 in DeRidder, Louisiana. Rick was born May 30, 1943, in Baton Rouge, to Margaret and Frank Wisdom

Rick graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Baton Rouge. He earned his Bachelor's degree in sociology from Southeastern Louisiana University and his MBA from Mississippi College in Clinton, MS. Rick married Mary Alice Fogleman in 1964.

Rick started his career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) in St. Louis, MO in 1971. He became a contracting officer for the Corps, working in Vicksburg, MS; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; and Karlsruhe and Frankfurt Germany. He served as the Director of Contracting for the Corps of Engineers European Division in Frankfurt, Germany and retired from 31 years of civil service as Director of Contracting for Ft. Polk, LA.

Over the past seven years, he had returned to the Corps for contracting work in the Hurricane Protection Office, working out of Memphis and New Orleans. Rick was very proud to be a part of the post-hurricane efforts in his home state of Louisiana.

He had a passion for history, traveling, reading, and most of all, his family. He was a loving husband and amazing father, uncle, in-law and friend.

He is proceeded in death by his parents, Margaret "Madge" and Frank Wisdom; brother, Charles Wisdom; sister, Margaret Anderson; son-in-law, Phillip Davis; and nephew, Robert Anderson.

Rick is survived by his wife of 48 years of DeRidder, LA; three daughters and one son-in-law; and nieces, nephews and cousins throughout LA and TX.

Graveside services were Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 at Green Oaks Memorial Park in Baton Rouge.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the First Methodist Church of DeRidder Building Fund or the Louisiana Methodist Children's Home.

Service were under Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville, LA. 
Family links: 
  Franklin P. Wisdom (1905 - 1967)
  Margarette Sholars Wisdom (1908 - 1990)
  Margarette Louise Wisdom Anderson (1929 - 2008)*
  Richard Thomas Wisdom (1943 - 2013)
*Calculated relationship
Greenoaks Memorial Park
Baton Rouge
East Baton Rouge Parish
Louisiana, USA
Created by: Duffie and Kathy
Record added: Jan 31, 2013
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Richard Thomas Rick Wisdom
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- Duffie and Kathy
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