Keith L. Wise, age 103, of Graysville, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2023, in his home with his family by his side.
Born June 3, 1919, in Greene County, the son of the late James Miller and Ida Blanche (Phillips) Wise.
Keith was a Greene County resident his whole life. He graduated from Nineveh High School in 1939. Keith was a member of Union Valley United Methodist Church. He married Alberta Hamilton on January 5, 1946, and they were happily married for 75 years until her passing on November 25, 2021. Keith was a member of Eastern Ohio Field Trial Association along with PA and WV F.T.A. He was formerly employed with T.G. Walker Trucking and Tri-State Engineering as a Welder. He was also employed with Benwood Limestone as a plant operator for 16 years until his retirement in 1985. Keith was an avid pocketknife dealer. He was in the United States Army during World War II, in the 7th Armored Division, where he served under General George Patton. During this time, he fought in the Battle of the Bulge and landed on Omaha Beach. By the time he got out he had the title of Corporal Keith L. Wise and had received multiple ribbons and medals.
He is survived by two children, Warren (Jean) Keith Wise, of Waynesburg and Wayne Kevin Wise, of Pittsburgh; three grandchildren, Joey and Douglas (Susan) Wise and Jessica (Bill) Stapleton; four great grandchildren, Ryan (Holly), Sean (Kendal), and Cory (Tory) Wise, and Lloyd Smith; eight great-great grandchildren; he was the last of his immediate family.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Wise.
Friends will be received on Thursday, February 9, 2023, from 11-1 PM at Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC. 3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy. Rogersville, PA 15359. Telephone: 724-499-5181., where a funeral service will be held directly after with Pastor Lanny Hewitt, officiating. Burial will follow at West Finley Cemetery where full military honors will be conducted by the United States Army and the Greene County Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Union Valley Methodist Church, C/O Brenda Tennant, 576 Amity Ridge Rd. Amity, PA 15311.
Please view and sign the online tribute wall at www.kestersonfh.com.