Darrell Keith Wise, 69, of Hendersonville, NC, went to sleep with Jesus Monday, June 1, 2009 at Mission Hospitals in Asheville after a lengthy illness.
Born in San Bernardino, CA, he was the son of the late Weldon and Eunice Wise.
He was a Vietnam War veteran, having served in the US Army. A resident of the Hendersonville area since 1993, he was employed by St. Josephís Hospital, later Mission/St. Josephís. He worked in the graphic design department and was on the MIST Team. He was a member of the Arden Seventh-day Adventist Church.
His interests included computers, photography, videography, and graphics. He loved people, thus he had many friends, and he loved his family and the Lord.
He is survived by his loving wife of 24+ years, Nita Mae Nelson Wise of Hendersonville; his brother, Dr. James Wise and wife, Jean, of California; three children, Daniel Wise and wife, Karen, of Roanoke, VA; David Wise and wife, Glen, of Texas and Cindy Wise of California; two stepchildren, Major David Dobson, MD, and wife, Julie, of Richmond Hill, GA; and Melody Horn and husband, James of Chattanooga, TN; his stepmother, Iris Wise; and fifteen grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the Arden Seventh-day Adventist Church. Pastor J. Hakes will officiate. Date and time will be announced.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arden Seventh-day Adventist Church, 35 Airport Road, Arden, NC 28704.