Thomas Michael Wise
Thomas Michael Wise, age 55, went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 26, 2021. He was born on November 22, 1965 to Jacob William Wise and Barbara Ann (Schulte) Wise. The family moved from Lincoln Park, MI out to the Morrice area when Tom was a young boy where he attended and graduated from Morrice High School in 1983.
He leaves behind his beautiful wife, Sheila, of 32-1/2 years, a daughter, Jamie (Jim) Andrews; a son, Joshua (Jordyn) Wise; father, Jacob (Janet) Wise; and a brother, John (Jenny) Wise. He was also one cool grandpa to Allison, Mikayla and Eric and uncle to many incredible nieces and nephews. Tom was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara; brother, Jay (Janet Copeland); and his sweet granddaughter, Allison.
There was not a single person who met Tom, aka “Tom Bear/Tommy” that didn’t like him. He was easy going, fun loving and kind; a man who drew people to him with his smile. He was always there to lend a hand but took nothing in return. He was a follower of Christ who loved his fam ily more than anything and was a loyal and kind hearted friend to all.
Tom’s first long-term career began at Century Truss where he dedicated 26 years of hard work. The company closed its doors in 2008. In the years following, he found a love for creating and working with his hands and in June of 2012 Tom and his wife Sheila built a business from the ground up, doing various work for homeowners all over Michigan. In 2013 he studied hard and earned his builders license for their home renovation company, Ts WiseWorks LLC. His attention to detail, work ethic and craftmanship helped create a very successful business, which his wife still owns and operates today.
When not busy with their company, Tom had many hobbies. He and his wife restored a 1973 VW Westy and traveled all over the map. He enjoyed wine making, loved to hunt and fish and he loved spending time with family and with friends at music festivals. He also loved spending weekends at Mack Lake. If there was good music, a bonfire and laughter, you can bet Tom was there in his floppy hat, with a cold drink and a peace sign raised in the air. An incredibly loving man who impacted many, he is deeply missed.
Please join us on Friday, June 25, and take part in Tom’s Celebration of Life gathering. It will be held in the family’s backyard, located at 2409 E Lovejoy Rd. in Perry, starting at 3pm. Pastor Tim Flickinger will be officiating. We hope you will come share your memories and enjoy good food among family and friends.