Joseph Joe” Wise, 92, died March 1 at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington.
Born in Neon to the late Nageeb and Helen Wise, he was the widower of Nancy Morris Wise.
Mr. Wise was a U.S. Army veteran. He was graduated with his doctorate from the University of Kentucky and was a professor at Eastern Kentucky University.
He was a father/mentor to his many students and his family.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda W. Huff, of Richmond, and Cynthia “Cindy” Wise Jennings and husband Greg, of Lexington; four grandchildren, Kristi Huff and Shaun Thomas Joseph Huff, Tyler Jennings, and Kayleigh Jennings; a great-granddaughter, Harper Thomas; a brother, Ben Wise and wife Liz; a sister, Ruth Muenze; and a sister-in-law, Brenda Morris Hughes.
Mr. Wise was preceded in death by two sisters, Martha Wise and Rose Wise.
A memorial service was held March 6 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers donations are suggested to Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Dr., Berea, KY 40403.