Frank Julius Wise

March 16, 1940 ~ June 8, 2021 (age 81)

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Frank Julius Wise was born March 16, 1940 to the late Squire Etheredge and Earline Wise in Lexington County, SC.  He was the oldest Deacon of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church of Leesville, SC. He retired from Air Products/Cytec after 46 years of dedicated service. He was also a long-serving member of Prince Hall Lodge #411 and an avid hunter, fisherman, and loved to work with his hands.

On Tuesday, June 8, 2021, Frank departed this earthly life. He was preceded in death by his wife Bertha Mae Lytes-Wise, married for 42 years, and a grandchild, Chasity, sister Janie Ruth Williams and brother John D. Wise. He is survived by one sister, Josephine Wise and one sister-in-law, Mary Lou Wise. Those who are left to cherish his memory are: sons, Frankie Joe Wise, Daniel Wise (Shirley), and four daughters, Janice Wise, Debra West, Carolyn Lindsay (Maurice), and Patricia Anderson, 19 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and a special brother George Etheredge.

Services will be conducted at 12:00 p.m.  (Noon) on Monday, June 14, at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic B-L Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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June 13, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Barr-Price Funeral Home Batesburg-Leesville Chapel
256 Main Street
Leesville, SC 29070

Funeral Service
June 14, 2021

12:00 PM
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
302 Brodie Road
Leesville, SC 29070

June 14, 2021

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
302 Brodie Road
Leesville, SC 29070

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