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Ernie Wise, 64, Campbellsville, KY (1947-2012)

He was a beloved Gospel music singer since age 17 and was a founding member of The Servants and a singer with the Joymakers for many years. He was a former teacher, and member of the Taylor County School Board. He was a member of the Elk Horn Baptist Church.

Ernie Wise, 64, of Campbellsville, KY, died at 10:30pmET, Monday, March 5, 2012 in Campbellsville.

Funeral services will be at 11amET/10amCT, Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Rev. Brian Rafferty and Rev. Haywood Riner. Entombment will be in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, 3878 Greensburg Road, Campbellsville, KY. Visitation is after 5pmET/4pmCT, Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at the funeral home.

Ernie Wise, 64, Campbellsville, KY (1947-2012)

Ernie Wise was the son of the late Ernest Lee Wise Sr. and Margie Roberts Wise. He was born Wednesday, September 3, 1947 in Taylor County, Kentucky. He died at 10:30 P.M., Monday, March 5, 2012 in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, at the age of 64 years, 6 months, and 2 days.

He professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Elk Horn Baptist Church.

He was a beloved Gospel music singer since age 17 and was a founding member of The Servants and a singer with the Joymakers for many years.

He was a former school teacher, owner operator of Wise Heating and Air, a former employee of Creations Sportswear and Taylor County Board of Education.

He served on the Taylor County Board of Education for many years.He united in marriage to Judy Taylor February 12, 1988.

Besides his wife, Judy Taylor Wise, he is survived by the following:
  • One son and three daughters and spouses: Tim and Fritzie Wise and Melissa and Ken Aldridge of Waynesville, North Carolina; Jaimie and Travis Gilpin of Campbellsville, KY; and Daphne and Timmy Judd of Greensburg, KY

  • Three grandchildren: Mackenzie Aldridge, Brooke Gilpin and Breanna Gilpin

  • Three sisters: Carolyn Ogden and Elizabeth Hamilton and husband, Ken of Campbellsville, KY and Dr. Nancy Wise of Louisville, KY

  • Several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
The family requests expressions of sympathy to be donations to Elk Horn Baptist Church or the Alzheimer's Foundation. These may be left at the funeral home.

Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY in charge of arrangements.

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