Joseph Wise
October 17, 1933 - January 2, 2021
Calhoun Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Kevin Jackson
Joan Hill (aka Crowe)
Kevin Twitty
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Calhoun Funeral Home Rockside Road
23000 Rockside Rd.
Bedford Heights, OH 44146
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Thursday 1/21, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Good Shepherd Baptist Church
17822 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44112
Friday 1/22, 10:00 am
Wake 9:30 am

Joseph Wise Sr. went home to be with the Lord on January 2, 2021 at the age of 87. Joseph is survived by  his children Carmen Wise, Veda Wise, Joseph Wise Jr., and Stephanie Mosely; brother, Jordan Wise; sister, Beatrice Johnson; grandchildren, Veda Hansbro, Deja Hansbro, Bria Wright, Likur Udul-Wise,  and Nathan Yancey III Born …
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Kevin Jackson left a message on January 24, 2021:
May God continue to bless the Wise Family during their time of loss and bereavement. Brother Wise was always kind to me during my pro-am days and “Old Timers” days. See you again on the golden shores of Chapter Invisible. Phi Nu Pi!
Bishop Joseph Wilson left a message on January 22, 2021:
Prayers go out to the family of Coach Wise. I salute coach as a brother in Christ, Kappa Alpha Psi, and as a U.S. army Veteran. I am grateful to have played football for him at Nathan Hale and experienced his leadership and the efforts he put forth to position my future as a student and football player.
Joan Hill (aka Crowe) left a message on January 22, 2021:
In memory of Joseph Wise, Joan Hill (aka Crowe) lit a candle
Joan Hill (aka Crowe) left a message on January 22, 2021:
Carmen, Veda, & Joey, Although it's been so long since we've seen each other I wanted to extended my condolences and let you know that you will be in our prayers. In Sympathy & Love, Joan Hill (aka Joan Crowe)
Kevin Twitty left a message on January 22, 2021:
My prayers to the family as their earthly angel gets his wings. Thank you Mr. Wise for being kind and considerate of the individuals around you.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Andrea D Campbell left a message on January 22, 2021:
Sending my sincere condolences to the Wise family and all who loved him. He was a wonderful person and will be missed.
Celest Crowe Malcolm left a message on January 22, 2021:
My prayers are with the family.
Robert Goldsby left a message on January 21, 2021:
Remembering Mr Wise . John Browns PeeWee Champion . Nathan Hale Jr. High school
Robert Goldsby left a message on January 21, 2021:
🙏🏾 condolences to the Wise family. Mr Wise was my first PeeWee football coach in 1971-72 at John Browns. We were Champion. He continued coaching me at Nathan Hale Jr High. and as a physical education teacher. I stayed in contact with Mr. Wise throughout the years. He always had more plans. He will greatly be missed. R.I.P. Coach
Cleveland Baseball Federation left a message on January 21, 2021:
My condolences and prayers to the family, you will be missed on the behalf of the Board of Directors and the thousands of kids' lives you touched as a mentor, father, coach, and friend. Rest easy "Big Fella" and I'm sure you will be watching over the kids in Cleveland forever.
Sam Woodfolk left a message on January 20, 2021:
My condolences and prayers to the family, you will be missed my friend.
Carlitos Torres left a message on January 19, 2021:
My heartfelt condolences & sympathy to the Wise family.  Joe Sr. was a blessing to have met & I’m forever grateful that God made us cross paths.  He was a great man, father, coach, mentor, role model & friend.  Thank you for the positive influence to the youth, parents, communities & city that you served. You will forever be missed.  May you Rest In Peace. Psalm 23
Claude Holland left a message on January 16, 2021:
Mr. Wise, you were one of the most influential adults in my life. First as my teacher at Nathan Hale junior high school, then as my coworker at Nathan Hale junior high school, and finally as my mentor throughout my adult life. Your stature was intimidating, but your heart was pure. I marveled at your intellect, work ethic, and kindness. Thousands of youth and adults alike benefited greatly from their association with you. God bless you Mr. Wise, job well done, and may you Rest In Peace.
Amy Adams left a message on January 14, 2021:
Thank you Mr. Wise for always being a true gentlemen. May your dedication ,kindness, and integrity continue to inspire others to walk in your footsteps .
Calhoun Funeral Home & Cremation Service left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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