Roy Wise
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AUSTWELL – Roy Wise, 89, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012. He was a farmer and business owner in the Austwell area and he served as the first mayor of Austwell for eight years and as the fire chief.

He served in the United States Navy during WWII. Roy married Edith Robinson on Jan. 14, 1948. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Austwell.

Roy owned and operated Wise Oil Company. He distributed oil and gas to various businesses and farmers in the area, and also sold parts and supplies for their tractors.

He was a board member for the Refugio County Drainage District. He was the pitcher for the Austwell City team in the minor leagues.

He was born Oct. 28, 1922, in Robstown, to Ernest E. and Elsie Hercik Wise.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Edith Robinson Wise; sister, Meryl Putnam; and brother, J. B. Wise.

Survivor’s include his daughter, Susan Wise Gyllenband of Victoria; son, Ted William Wise and wife Andrea of Victoria; two sisters, Jean Parker of Robstown and Dorothy Wilson of Ingleside; three brothers, Harvey Wise and wife Deanie of Tivoli, Glen Wise of Port Lavaca, and Clyde Wise and wife Levie of Ingleside; and four grandchildren.

Visitation was held from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at Colonial Funeral Home in Victoria.

Funeral Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, July 23, at the First United Methodist Church in Austwell with the Rev. June Cantrell and Rev. Matt Wise officiating.

Burial was in Tivoli Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Dennis Wise, Bruce Wise, Gerald Wise, Dale Wise, Richard Parker and Les Wilson.

Honorary pallbearers were his brothers, Harvey, Glen, and Clyde.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Austwell First United Methodist Church or Hospice of South Texas.

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