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Bobby Beryl Wise

Posted on 1/11/2017, 5:53 PM

HARRISBURG -- Bobby Beryl Wise, 81, passed away at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 21, 1935, in Saline County to George Lowell and Freda Louise (Kaid) Wise. He married Margaret Brewer, and she preceded him in death in July of 1996.

Bobby was a farmer, member of Big Ridge Missionary Baptist Church and graduate of Harrisburg High School.

Survivors include three daughters, Kathy Reed of Harrisburg, Shannon Stacey and husband Brad of West Frankfort and Karen Hunt and husband Shannon of Harrisburg; five grandchildren, Amanda Davis and husband Tracey, Angela Phelps, Stephanie Bailey, Sean Stacey and Logan Hunt; eight great-grandchildren, Alec Peeples, Morgan and Kyndal Davis, Austin Goodson and wife Kacey, Adrienne Phelps (Chris Brown) and Mariah, Cherokee and Cheyenne Williams; four great-great-grandchildren; brother: Larry Wise; and two sisters, Betty Watkins and Wilma Reese.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife Margaret.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, in Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg with the Rev. Keith Ital officiating. Burial will follow in Wolf Creek Cemetery in Eldorado. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or 4-H. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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