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Kenneth Wise

July 30, 1959 ~ September 8, 2017 (age 58)

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Kenneth Wise, age 58, of Marion, passed away Friday, September 08, 2017 at the John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center in Asheville.  A native of Avery County, North Carolina, born July 30, 1959, he was the son of the late Frank and Gladys Dellinger Wise.


A man who loved his family and God, Kenneth enjoyed working with wood and doing carpentry work.  For over 20 years, Mr. Wise proudly served his community with the Woodlawn-Sevier Volunteer Fire Department.  He attended Hicks Chapel Baptist Church. 


He is survived by his wife, Deborah C. Wise; two sons, Shane Crawford (Katie) of Marion and Brandon Crawford (Lisa) of King Bay, Georgia; one daughter, Jennifer Wise of Spruce Pine; one brother, Frank Wise, Sr. (Sue); four sisters, Louise Yelton (Alvin), Lois Frye (Thomas), Lou Ann Elliott (Ricky) and Doris Freeman; eight grandchildren, Tyler, Ethan, Conner, Carter, Brandon, Jenesis, Sebastian and Emma Reese; and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. 


The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Beam Funeral Service in Marion.


A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Hicks Chapel Baptist Church with Pastor Chad Wise officiating.  Interment will follow at North Cove Baptist Church Cemetery. 


Flowers are acceptable and appreciated.  Those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mr. Wise’s memory are asked to consider, CarePartners Hospice & Palliative Care-McDowell, 68 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, North Carolina 28803 (www.carepartnersfoundation.org) and/or John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center, Asheville, North Carolina 28803.


Charitable donations may be made to:

CarePartners Hospice & Palliative Care - McDowell
P.O. Box 25338, Asheville NC 28813
Tel: 1-828-659-7068
Web: http://www.carepartnersfoundation.org

Physical Address: 68 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803

John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center
P.O. Box 25338, Asheville NC 28813
Tel: 1-828-277-4800
Web: http://carepartnersfoundation.org

 Service Information

September 12, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Beam Funeral Service
2170 Rutherford Road
Marion, NC 28752

Funeral Service
September 13, 2017

2:00 PM
Hicks Chapel Baptist Church
6008 US Highway 221 North
Marion, NC 28752

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