The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

July 4, 2014

Alfred Wayne Wise

The Commercial-News

---- — DANVILLE — Alfred Wayne Wise, 63, of Danville, passed away at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Presence Covenant Medical Center in Urbana.

He was born Nov. 8, 1950, in Danville, the son of Albert and Vera (Grimes) Wise.

He married Janice Mullen on Dec. 13, 1992. She survives.

From his previous marriage to Patricia (Lee) Wise, came his two beloved children, Jennifer J. (Gary) Reffett of Oakwood, and Michael (Shannon) Wise of Herndon, Va. He also is survived by his precious four grandchildren, Emma Wise, Joshua Wise, Aaron Wise and Katherine Reffett. He also is survived by his mother, Vera May Wise, and a close first cousin, Walt (Nancy) Grimes, who have provided much love and support to Wayne and Janice

Mr. Wise was preceded in death by his father, Albert Wise, and his brother, Paul Wise.

Wayne graduated from Armstrong High School in 1968. He worked for many years for Lee Inc. of Oakwood. He then went on to work for Cross Construction Company in Urbana. Wayne was known for his special ability to operate heavy equipment. He enjoyed going to the Oakwood truck stop to visit with his dear friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Wayne was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local No. 841 and attended Bowman Avenue United Methodist Church, where he and Janice enjoyed the fellowship of their church family.

A celebration of Wayne’s life will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, at Sunset’s Oakwood Chapel in Oakwood with Rev. Jim Williams (or Rev. Dennis Divan) officiating. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday, July 7, at Sunset’s Oakwood Chapel. Burial will take place at Sunset Memorial Park & Gardens.

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