July 1, 1946 - October 5, 2016
Michael Allen Wise, 70, of New Castle, passed away on the morning of Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at his home following a brief illness. He was born on July 1, 1946 in Muncie, a son of Andrew Wise and the late Esther (Isenhart) Wise. Mike graduated in 1964 from Fort Recovery High School in Ohio and furthered his education at Ball State University. He was an avid college sports fan, especially of the Indiana Hoosiers. He entered into the Army National Guard at age 18, where he served in the band. Mike married the love of his life Doris Blackburn on August 7, 1966, enjoying 50 years of marriage. He worked in sales for most of his adult life, a member of the Westview Church of the Nazarene in New Castle and enjoyed classic cars. Mike loved the trumpet, he played for many services at his church and in multiple community bands around the area. Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Doris (Blackburn) Wise; daughters, Paula (husband: Joseph) Anderson of Muncie and Amy (husband: Marlon) Fannin of New Castle; seven grandchildren; his twin brother, Mitchell (wife: Sue) Wise; brother, Stephen (wife: Karen) Wise; sister, Esther Kathleen “Kitty” (husband: Keith) Bruner; father, Andrew (wife: Mary) Wise, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Along with his mother, he is preceded in death by his son, Michael Allen Wise II; brother, Andrew Keith Wise and infant brother Michael Andrew Wise. Funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 7, 2016 at Sproles Family Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Riddle officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to his church, Westview Church of the Nazarene. You may send the family a personal condolence at www.sprolesfamilycares.com. The Sproles family and staff are honored to serve the family of Michael Allen Wise.
Michael Allen Wise, 70, of New Castle, passed away on the morning of Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at his home following a brief illness. He was born on July 1, 1946 in Muncie, a son of Andrew Wise and the late Esther (Isenhart) Wise. Mike graduated... View Obituary & Service Information
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