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John Andrew Wise dies in Lexington




John Andrew Wise, 69, of Neon, died March 24, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

Born in Neon, he was a son of the late Nagey and Rose Andriana Adamidis Wise, and a brother of the late James Richard “Jim” Wise, William Abraham “Abie” Wise, and Sadie Wise Hansel.

He was a retired truck driver for Hoover’s Home Furnishing, a volunteer firefighter who served as fire chief for two years, and a Fleming-Neon Little League Tee Ball umpire, and was in the Army Reserves.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Wise; a daughter, Nancy Duty and husband Kevin; a grandson, Caleb Andrew Wise Duty; John Michael and Brandi Richardson, Justin Richardson and Joshua Richardson; and six greatgrandchildren, Jaden, Sarah, Reagan, Reece, Kaci and Parker.

Funeral services were held at the First Church of God in Neon, March 28, with burial in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.

Everidge Funeral Home of Whitesburg had charge of the arrangements.


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