Roscoe C. Wise

   Roscoe C. Wise, 86, Middleport, passed away June 5, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, WV.
   Born April 26, 1933 in Middleport to the late Jennie Thompson Wise and Clarence R. Wise.  He was a proud graduate of Middleport High School, Class of 1951, and a member of the 1949 SEOAL Championship football team.  He was a 74-year member of Heath United Methodist Church and attended Forest Run United Methodist Church.  He served honorably in the US Navy aboard the USS Howard W. Gilmore during the Korean Conflict.  In 1995 he retired from Constellium of Ravenswood, WV, after 36 years as a machinist.  He was a member and former Adjunct of Feeney-Bennett Post 128, American Legion of Middleport. On April 29, 2017 Roscoe participated in the Honor Flight.
   He was a 60-year member and Past Master of Middleport Masonic Lodge #363 F&AM; Pomeroy Chapter #80 Royal Arch Masons; Bosworth Council #46 Royal Select Masons; Ohio Valley Commandery #24 Knights Templar; 32 degree Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus; and the Aladdin Temple Shrine of Columbus.  
   He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Jane Scott Wise, daughters Jennifer Harrison of Gallipolis, Ohio, and Susanna (Jeff) Alleman of Covington, Virginia; “Poppy Wise” to grandchildren Megan (Aaron) Lawhon of Gallipolis, Laura (Jake) Frazier of Gallipolis, GySgt. Samuel Alleman, USMC of California, Emily (John Roberts) Alleman of Hurricane, West Virginia, Hannah (Sean) Adkins of Roanoke, Virginia, and Benjamin Alleman of Covington, Virginia; great grandchildren Rachel Lawhon, Owen Frazier, Lucas Lawhon, Cooper Frazier, and Nora Roberts.  
   He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Bettie Wise Brown, Mildred Wise Souders, and son-in-law Steve Harrison.  
He was considered an “unofficial” Middleport historian, having been born and lived in the same house in Middleport all of his 86 years.  He was a valued friend and neighbor to many in town, possessed a keen wit and was a creative storyteller.  His hobbies included dark room photography, woodworking, fly fishing, hunting, and ballroom dancing with his sweetheart.  
Funeral services will be held Monday, June 10, 2019 at 11:00am at the Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Middleport with Pastor Wes Thoene officiating.  Burial will follow in the Riverview Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5-8:00pm on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at the funeral home.
   Masonic service will take place at 7:45pm the evening of visitation.  
  Military honors will be presented by the Feeney-Bennett Post 128, American Legion of Middleport.
  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to, Joanne Newsome, for local Honor Flight, C/O Farmers Bank, 211 West 2nd St. Pomeroy, Ohio 45769.
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