February 9, 2021, 68, Grantham –
Eggbert Wise, 68, of the Grantham area, passed away early Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 surrounded by his family. He was a beloved husband to his wife of 48 years, Wanda Kay wise, was a dedicated father, friend, brother, and Christian man.
He served in the North Carolina National Guard for six years and was a master at Newton Grove Masonic Lodge No. 125. A loyal and dedicated employee of Buddy’s Jewelry for over 38 years, after retirement, he worked at Jordan’s Jewelry doing jewelry and watch repairs. He loved all his customers, friends, and family, and enjoyed spending time with his grandson, T. J.
Loved by all who knew him, he was a member of Friendly Holiness Church and attended Porter’s Chapel Church in Erwin.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Kay Smith Wise; daughters, Angela Wise of Mount Olive, and Kimberly Barrett (and husband, Gregory) of Mount Olive; grandchildren, Hayley Odom (and husband, Joshua), Heidi Hernandez (and husband, Omar), Noah Barrett, Kaylin Gobin, and Molly Barrett; great-grandchildren, T.J. Odom and Maggie Odom; and siblings, William Wise (and wife, Helen), Luther Wise, and Lillie Holland; sisters-in-law, Patricia Brewer and Carolyn Powell (and husband, Willie); brother-in-law, John H. Smith; and several nieces, nephews, and close friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ivey and Letha Wise; his in-laws, John R. and Ruth Smith; a sister-in-law, Sandra Wise; brothers-in-law, Bill Holland and Velburn Brewer; and his life-long best friend, Jerry L. Best.
Due to COVID, there will be no visitation. The family will hold private graveside services on Sunday, Feb. 14, at 3 p.m. in the Maplewood Cemetery in Mount Olive. The Rev. Kevin Haynes will officiate. Flowers are welcome, or memorial gifts are suggested to be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children,950 West Faris Rd. Greenville, SC 29605.
The family extends a special thanks to the seventh floor and ICU staffs at Wayne UNC Healthcare, and to Dr Talton at Mount Olive Family Medicine for all their efforts in caring for their loved one.