Harley G. Wise Sr., 77, of Weirton, passed away Monday, May 19, 2014.
Born January 24, 1937, in Centerpoint, WV, he was a son of the late Ancel C. Wise Sr. and Garnet E. Davis Wise. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Lou Ritter Wise, on November 25, 2004; son, David L. Wise, on February 21, 2009; and a brother, Ancel C. Wise Jr.
With 40 years of service, Harley retired from Weirton Steel where he was an electrician in the line gang. He also served in the United States Army National Guard. He was a member of the Weirton Salvation Army, where he enjoyed ringing the bell every Christmas season.
He was a former Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader, youth baseball coach and Weir High Band parent. Harley enjoyed playing the harmonica for his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Pratt Wise of Weirton; son, Harley Wise Jr. and his wife, Joan, of Shepherdsville, KY; four stepchildren; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St., Weirton, WV. Additional visitation will be held Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service at the Weirton Salvation Army.
Majors Sue and Dave Dewan will preside.
Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton, with military services conducted by the American Legion Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Weirton Salvation Army 796 Cove Road Weirton, WV 26062.
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