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Jack Wise
In Memory of

Jack Robert Wise

1937 - 2018

Obituary of Jack Robert Wise

Monteagle – Funeral services for Mr. Jack Robert Wise, Sr., age 80 of Monteagle, will be held on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 2 PM at Cumberland Funeral Home in Monteagle with Bro. Claude Hoback officiating. Burial will follow in the Wise Cemetery in Sewanee. Visitation with the family will be held on Saturday, July 21st from 2 PM until 8 PM at the funeral home. Mr. Wise passed away on Friday at his home after an extended illness.

Jack was born on December 25, 1937, to the late John Ollie Wise and Sarah Ann Pack Wise in Sewanee, TN. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. He loved restoring old cars.

In addition to his parents, Jack is preceded in death by his children, Billy Wayne Wise, Christopher Allen Wise, and Beverly Tiller, also grandson Jack Robert Wise, III. He is survived by his companion of 33 years, Cathy Kirkland; children, Jack Wise, Jr. (Janet) of Monteagle, Sarah Wise of Sherwood, Mamie Danny of Lafayette, TN, Carolyn Thomason (Tim) of Portland, TN, Judy Overman (Mark) of Adolphus, KY, Melissa Wise of West Moreland, TN, C.W. Kirkland of Palmer, Joey Kirkland (Bethany) of Monteagle; 24 grandchildren; 48 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

In lieu of flowers the family asked for donations to be made to St. Jude’s. Online condolences can be made at