Walter Wise Dies Suddenly in Florida
Walter W. Wise, a former Madisonian who has resided in Gainesville, Florida for the past twenty-seven years, died January 8, in Gainesville. Mr. Wise was 62 years old. He has been Custodian of the R.O.T.C. properties at the University of Florida. Mr. Wise was an active member of the Methodist Church.
He was born in Madison, the son of the late Edgar H. and Edith Webster Wise. He was educated in Madison schools and resided in Madison following his marriage to the former Annie Shepherd Baldwin. He moved to Florida with his family in 1944.
Aside from his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Mark Mason of Madison, and son, Mr. Walter W. Wise, Jr. of Melbourne Beach, Florida, a brother, Mr. Joseph Wise of Gainesville, Florida and a sister, Mrs. H.P. Bond of Atlanta, and five grandchildren, Walter WIse III, Peggy Miller, William Miller, Sarah Mason and Mary Mason. A brother, Mr. Edgar Wise, Jr. died several years ago.
Funeral services were held at Madison Methodist Church on Monday morning at eleven o'clock. The Rev. Malcolm Coleman and the Rev. William Byington, pastor and former pastor of the church, officiated. Pall bearers were Joe Wise, Jr. of Gainesville, Florida, Jack Harris of Rome, Quillian Baldwin of LaGrange, Eugene Baldwin, Charles Baldwin and B.L. Tamplin. Burial was at Morgan Memorial park. Simmons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Page 10 of The Madisonian, published in Madison, Georgia on Thursday, January 13th, 1972
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