James Franklin Wiseman, age 84, of Marcellus, passed away in the early morning on Thursday, August 1, 2019 surrounded by family.
James was born January 31, 1935, in Bell Point, West Virginia, the son of Charles F. and Hazel M. (Phoebus) Wiseman.
On April 17, 1954, he married Marie Lou Houseworth, in Three Rivers. Together they had four children; two daughters: Rebecca and Lucinda, and two sons: Patrick Douglas and James Martin.
James worked as a constable and on the Fire Department in Jones, MI for two years. He went on to work as a heavy equipment operator with construction and long haul truck driver.
James is survived by loving wife: Marie Wiseman, two daughters: Rebecca Griffin of Vicksburg and Lucinda (Dave) Forsyth of Three Rivers, one son: Patrick Douglas Wiseman of Three Rivers, sister-in law: Leola Wiseman, eight grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, one great great-grandson, several cousins, and many nieces and nephews.
James is preceded in death by loving parents: Charles and Hazel Wiseman, four sisters: Mary & George Dull, Betty Jean Haines, Virginia & Robert Tait, Frances & James Castetter, three brothers: William & Glada Wiseman, Howard Wiseman, and Robert & Mariellen Wiseman, one son: James Martin Wiseman, and two grandchildren: Samuel Forsyth and Karen Boyd.
The family would like to welcome friends for visitation on Monday, August 5, 2019 at 12:00 PM at Mater-Ralston Funeral Home, with the funeral service to be held the same day at 1:00 PM, and burial to follow at Poe’s Cemetery with Bud Granger officiating. Memorial donations may be directed to the Newberg Township Fire and EMS Ambulance at 11900 McKinley Street, Jones, Michigan, 49061 or Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan: 222 N Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007. Online condolences may be left at www.materralstonfuneralhome.com.