Samuel W. Wise Jr., 85, a resident of Montgomery, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 3, 2019, at his residence.
Born on Saturday, July 29, 1933, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Samuel W. Wise Sr. and Kathryn (Scott) Wise. Sam was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy A. (Keifer) Wise, on Feb. 17, 2013. Her death broke a marital union of more than 60 years.
He was a 1951 graduate of Montgomery-Clinton High School. Sam honorably served his country with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired in 1995 from Lending Textiles in Montgomery where he was employed as a knitting mechanic. He was previously employed by the former Montgomery Mills.
Sam was a member of St. John Lutheran "Brick" Church at Montgomery where he was a former Sunday school teacher, member of the church council and treasurer. He was a current member of Edward J. Smith VFW Post No. 3428 in Muncy and a former member, treasurer and quartermaster of the former Montgomery VFW. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and especially enjoyed spending time with his family.
He is survived by: three children, Henry and wife Bell Wise of Unityville, Dale and wife Sandy Wise of Montgomery and Shirley and husband Ed Ott of Montgomery; five grandchildren, Matthew and wife Denyell Wise, Aaron Wise, Andrew Wise, Robert Wise and Samantha Wise; three great-grandchildren, Kayden Wise, Kensey Wise and Kylee Wise; and his daughter-in-law, Sally Wise of Lyman, S.C.
In addition to his wife and parents, Sam was preceded in death by his son Kenneth Wise in 2018, his sister Mildred Reese in 2002 and his brother Stephen Wise in 2011.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at St. John Lutheran "Brick" Church, 196 Brick Church Road, Montgomery, with the Rev. Cinda Brucker officiating. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, or from 9 to 10 a.m. on Thursday at the church. Interment will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Graveside military honors will be accorded by the joint veterans organizations.
The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to St. John Lutheran "Brick" Church.
Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.