Peter I. Wizes, 89, of Hendersonville, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on July 21, 2022. He was the son of the late Peter I. Wizes and Viola Swenson.
Peter will always be remembered as a dedicated husband and provider for his family. His caring spirit transcended family life into his work as a high school mathematics teacher for the Gloversville School District, which he humbly pursued for 28 years.
Earlier in life, Peter proudly served his country as an Air Force Sergeant and manager of the supply department for all of Europe as well as served as a decoder. He went on to earn his Bachelors and two Masters degrees, becoming a lifelong learner and educator. Peter was a member of Mills River Presbyterian Church in Mills River, NC.
During his retirement, Peter enjoyed finding a good deal at a garage sale, hunting and fishing, cooking, and gardening. At one time, he grew and cared for over 60 fruit trees.
Peter is survived by his adoring wife of 40 years, Annette Wizes; his daughters: Cherie Tindell (Randall), Athena Simendinger, and Rachel Blair (Anthony); his sons: Peter D. Wizes (Joanie), and Adrian Wizes; his grandchildren: Christopher Tindell, Alexandria Wizes, Sean Tindell, Katrina Simendinger, Sophia Blair, Avaleigh Blair, Elias Blair, Liam Blair, Jonas Blair, and Benedict Blair; his great-grandchildren: Kaden Tindell, Ryleigh Tindell, and Jace Tindell; his sisters: Patricia Moore (Tom), Meriona Henshaw (Carl), and Deborah Conklin; his brother, Ladd Swenson; and numerous nieces, nephews, and special friends.
In addition to his parents, Peter is predeceased by his daughter, Laura Hawke; his sister, Robin; and his brother, Johnny.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, July 24th at 3:00pm at Mills River Presbyterian Church with Rev. Megan McMillan officiating. A committal service will follow at the Mills River Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the committal in the fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to Hendersonville Rescue Mission by mail at 639 Maple Street, Hendersonville, NC 28793 or online at https://www.hendersonvillerescuemission.com/donate.html.
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Mills River, NC 28759