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James Alan Wise

July 13, 1957 - August 14, 2015

Dr. James Alan Wise, 58, passed away Friday, August 14, 2015.

He received his PhD from Macalester College in 1982. A former professor at Hampton University, he enjoyed fishing, colelcting antique toys and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Janis L. Wise; his daughters, Samantha David (her husband, Mikel), Melissa Young (her husband, James), Jessica Hudson (her partner, Melanie Rountree) and Tammy Jeffries (her husband, Michael); his sons, Dennis Cooper (his wife, Allison); and his grandchildren, Hannah, Hailey, Rebecca, Charlie, Joey and Logan.

A memorial service and reception will be held 1 pm Sunday, August 16, 2015, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel.


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Service Information

Date: Sunday, August 16, 2015

Time: 1:00 am

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