April 20, 1935 - May 3, 2018
Omar S. Wise, Jr. Omar S. Wise, Jr., age 83, of Richmond, VA, passed away on May 3, 2018 at Ginter Hall South. He was born April 20, 1935 to the late Omer S. Wise, Sr. and the late Lula Love Wise in Newland, NC. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by brother-in-law Joseph Lubus and infant brothers John Wise, Paul Wise, and Silas Wise. Omar attended Warren Wilson High School and Newland High School. He was graduated from Lee's McRae College in 1956. Omar worked for P. Lorillard Tobacco Company in Greensboro, NC, as a tobacco analyst and in the warehouse. He enjoyed flea markets and 'wheeling and dealing' there. He returned to the mountains often to visit family and friends, and to go fishing and hunting. He enjoyed fishing the mountain trout streams. When he retired from P. Lorillard Tobacco Company, after 30 years of service, he moved to Southport, NC, where he could fish full time as he traveled the coastal area in his fishing van. While fishing, he made many new friends, especially on the pier, and was always willing to offer a helping hand. He was a very kind and generous person. His many friends knew where he was fishing from where the “FISHING EXPRESS” was parked. He enjoyed fishing in the surf and on the pier and visits from family and many friends. Omar leaves behind to cherish his memory his sisters: Annie Laurie Wise Lubus of Manila, PI, and Betty Lou Wise Essex (David) of Richmond, VA; nieces: Joanne Lubus Calloway of Cary, NC and Elizabeth Essex of Fairfax, VA; nephews: Samuel Lubus of Sarasota, FL and Michael Essex of Richmond, VA; great niece and nephew: Tara Lubus and William Calloway. A memorial celebration for Omar S. Wise, Jr. will be held on August 25 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of the Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Newland, NC, at 2PM with Pastor Roger Wise officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour before the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Newland United Methodist Church Condolences and memories may be shared at www.rsfh.net
Omar S. Wise, Jr. Omar S. Wise, Jr., age 83, of Richmond, VA, passed away on May 3, 2018 at Ginter Hall South. He was born April 20, 1935 to the late Omer S. Wise, Sr. and the late Lula Love Wise in Newland, NC. Along with his parents, he... View Obituary & Service Information
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