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He enjoyed fishing and restoring antiques Richard Anthony Wise, son of Bobby Fayne Wise and Betty J. Sivils Wise, was born on July 1, 1957, and passed away on July 18, 2007, in St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, at the age of 50.
Richard was a lifelong resident of Springfield. Richard was employed in carpentry work and was a carpet installer. He enjoyed fishing and restoring antiques. He loved barbequing for his family and friends. He loved his children and his family.
Richard was preceded in death by his father Bobby Fayne Wise in 2003.
He is survived by his mother, Betty J. Wise, Rogersville; four daughters, Jessica Talbott, of Oklahoma, Kaitlyn Wise, Hope Wise and Tru Wise, all of Springfield; one son, Chance Wise, of Springfield; two grandchildren, Amaya and Asher of Oklahoma; two brothers, Michael Stephen Wise and Robert Kevin Wise, both of Rogersville, one sister, Stephanie Lynette Stroud, Springfield; nieces, nephews and a host of relatives and friends.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Ava Cemetery with the Rev. Tom Johnson officiating. Visitation was held Monday from 10 a.m. until service time in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava. Memorials may be of the donors choice. Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeard funeral home.com.