In Loving Memory of

Harold Lee Wise

12/26/1948 - 01/21/2013

Harold Lee Wise, 64, of Gainesville, Florida, passed away on January 21, 2013. He was born in Gainesville, FL on December 26, 1948. He grew up in Williston and graduated from Williston High School in 1966.
Harold was a professional surveyor who worked in the Gainesville area his whole life. He loved Florida history and always tied the stories he heard (and told) to the land and its history. He was lucky to have a profession that he loved. He was a highly respected expert in his field.
Harold enjoyed reading and watching Gator football when he wasn’t outdoors – making memories. He loved the outdoors – fishing, hunting, camping…just being outdoors. Oh, the stories he could tell!!!!
Harold is survived by his wife of 15 years, Mary Tweed Wise, his three children, Zachary Wise, Adam Wise and Haley Wise Carter (Leonard); his 3 grandchildren, Thor and Laura Wise and Leo Carter. He has a grandson, Logan Carter due next month. He is also survived by his sister Jeanne Wise, a niece and 2 nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Walter Raleigh and Joan Wise and his brother, Walt Wise.
Graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on January 24th at Orange Hill Cemetary in Williston. A celebration of his life will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 26 at St. Augustine Catholic Church at 1738 W. University Avenue, Gainesville, FL. Parking for the celebration is in the parking lot behind the church. Friends and family attending the service or the celebration are welcome to dress the way Harold recommended – camo or fishing clothes. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.
Donations may be given to the E.T. York Hospice Haven or the St. Augustine Catholic Church, both in Gainesville, FL.

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  1. Tom & Pauline Cowart at · Reply

    To Mary and the family of Harold Wise:

    Harold will always be in our thoughts and prayers. He was a man of integrity and touched many lives. He shared many stories with me and our son Thomas. One of the many stories and one of the funniest was the turkey hunt story and how the date was changed without Harold knowing about it.
    We will be forever grateful to him for teaching our son so many different things about hunting, fishing and life in general. Thank you for allowing us to share these special last few weeks with you. His contagious smile and personality will be missed but not forgotten!

    Our love and prayers!

  2. Frank Moscato at · Reply

    I just learned of Mr. Wise Passing. I am deeply sorry for your loss. The world is a little darker and less interesting now that he is gone. He was a true southern gentleman,who will surely be missed by all. I will always remember him. May the turkeys be big,beautiful and plentiful where you are. Good bye my friend,until we meet again.

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