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Oral Wise

March 1, 1952 ~ August 19, 2019 (age 67)


Oral Wise, 67, passed away unexpectedly Monday, August 19, 2019 in Raleigh, NC.

Oral was born March 1, 1952 in Florence, SC to the late Joseph Lonnie Wise and Pearlie Mae Yarborough Wise. He was a graduate of Hannah Pamplico High School, Francis Marion University, and Pheiffer University where he received his MBA and Masters degree in Health Administration in 1998.

As a dedicated member of the WakeMed Hospital family since 1988, Oral was currently Executive Director, Ambulatory and Support Services. He was also active in the Miss North Carolina / Miss America scholarship organization and a certified pageant judge in North and South Carolina.

Surviving are his partner of 41 years, Bobby Clark of Raleigh; his brothers, Harry Wise, Coward, SC; Allen Wise, Florence, SC; Willie (Landa) Wise, Pamplico, SC; his sisters, Blondell Turner, Lexington, NC; Mary (Edd) Poston, Pamplico, SC; Wilma Caraway, Coward, SC; and Nellie Gaskins of Lake City, SC; along with many nieces and nephews of which he cared deeply.

Oral is predeceased by his parents and brothers Ervin Wise and Alex Wise.

One of Oral’s greatest pleasures was the privilege of working with his large and extended family at WakeMed for over 31 years.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Carolina Funeral Home Chapel, Scranton. The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Saturday, prior to the services at the funeral home.

While Oral loved flowers and they are most appreciated, his family would like to request that memorials be considered to the SPCA of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC 27603, where he and Bobby had adopted two wonderful companion animals.



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August 31, 2019

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Carolina Funeral Home
215 E. Hwy. 378 Bypass
Scranton, SC 29591

Memorial Service
August 31, 2019

2:00 PM
Carolina Funeral Home Chapel
215 E. Hwy. 378 Bypass
Scranton, SC 29591

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