John “Pete” Wise

John “Pete” Wise

Mr. John “Pete” Wise, age 96 of Atlanta, Louisiana passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020.

Born Friday, August 24, 1923 in Chatham, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, Tom Wise and Ona Simons Wise; wife, Beulah H. Wise; brothers, John B. Wise, Lloyd E. Wise, Henry G. Wise, Thomas Wise, and Wyanget Wise; sister, Goldie Faye Shows; daughter, Ona Elizabeth Wise; and granddaughter, Kimberly Dawn Wise.

Mr. Wise was a member of V.F.W., Montgomery Post 11351 J.D. Boston, Jr., located in Montgomery, LA. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, where he served in both Europe and the South Pacific. He was retired from the Laborers Union and Atlanta High School where he served as janitor.

Those left to cherish his memory include his son, John P. Wise, Jr.; daughters, Cathey Crow and Phyllis L. Castro; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; sisters, Gerlene W. Jowers and Betty Jo Deen; and brothers, Gerald M. Wise, Charles D. Wise and Barney L. Wise.

The family received friends on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at Mars Hill Baptist Church, near Verda, from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM , and again on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at Mars Hill Baptist Church, from 9:00 AM until time of services.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Mars Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Ty James officiating. Interment followed in Mars Hill Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield.

Serving the family as pallbearers were Justin Wise, Josh Wise, Jesse Crow, Phillip Wise, LeRoy Hammer, and Reggie Longino. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Bryant, J.C. Thomason, and Frank McLaren.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

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