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Robert "Poppy" Wise

   Robert A. “Poppy” Wise, 82, of Richmond, passed away on Friday, February 7.

   He was born in New Castle, Indiana on March 11, 1937 to Leonard Henry and Frances Mae Beard Wise. He was a US Army veteran and a farmer all of his life. He also retired from Dana after 30 years of service. Robert liked to watch the Andy Griffith Show, old Westerns and anything sports. He especially enjoyed vintage cars and tractors, fishing and mowing his yard.

   Robert will be missed by his wife of 60 years, Trudy Wise, whom he married on August 8, 1959; son, Mike Wise; granddaughter, Mandy Chesnut and her husband, Shaun; great-granddaughters, Ta’Len and Bryleigh; brothers, Phillip (Ada) Wise and Carl (Sue) Wise; sisters, Patti (Charlie) Hall, and Sharon Davis; nieces, nephews and cousins.

   Robert was preceded in death by his parents, great-grandson, Landon, sister, Jean Copeland, and brothers, Freddie Wise and Dick Wise.

   Family and friends may gather for a visitation from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12, at the Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home, 321 US Hwy 27 South, Fountain City. A funeral ceremony will begin at 1:00 p.m. followed by interment with military rites in Goshen Cemetery.

   Memorial contributions are encouraged for the Williamsburg Community Center, PO Box 145, Williamsburg, IN 47393.


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Dear Trudy and Mandy,

Regrets for the passing of your husband and grandfather. Also regrets that a trial today will keep me from being able to attend the calling or memorial service. May Bob rest in peace.

Robert J. Delaney

Robert Delaney Feb 12 2020 12:00 AM

My Poppy was the best man I've ever known!! He was my best friend. My 2 daughters, husband and I have such great memories of him and I'm so thankful and blessed to have them. It is an absolute honor to have known this great, wonderful and sweet man and to be his granddaughter. There will never be another like him! I am so proud and thankful that I got to call him my grandpa! Well my Poppy lol. He will be missed so so much by us and don't know if life can be the same now. I will forever cherish everything he did for me and taught me. Until we meet again Poppy. I love you to the moon and back times infinity.

Mandy Chesnut Feb 8 2020 12:00 AM