Shelbyville Daily Union


April 26, 2013

Lyle E. Wise



Lyle E. Wise, 75, of Shelbyville passed away at 1:22 p.m. Wednesday (April 24, 2013) in his home. Lyle was born December 13, 1937, in Moweaqua, the oldest son of Edgar “Buck” Wise and Gladys M. Brown Wise. He graduated from Macon High School in 1955.

He married Charlene Slater on October 23, 1960 and they had 3 children. They divorced in 1989. He married Janet (Dugger) Fox November 9, 1991.

He is survived by his loving wife Janet, children Todd (Lisa) Wise of Chatham, Susan Wise (husband, Perry Mayland) of Sullivan, Lila Rae Wise of Pana, Tim Fox, Theresa (Steve) Canada, Cindy Fox, Christy (Barry) Brown and Tony (Staci) Fox all of Shelbyville. Together Janet and Lyle had 16 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Brothers Dean (Karen) Wise of Pana and John (Connie) Wise of Bethany also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son-in-law Danny Brown and his son Jason Brown.

Lyle was a farmer most of his life. He raised and showed Shorthorn cattle nationwide for many years. After retiring from farming he was Assistant Manager and Manager for Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) in Taylorville and Shelbyville, employed at ADM in Taylorville, Manager at Phillips 66 in Shelbyville and retired from IHI in Shelbyville in 1999. He continued to help his brothers with the family farm until his death.

Lyle was past president of the Pana Tri-County Fair, Rose City Twirlers square dance club, IL Federation of Square & Round Dance Clubs and Mid-Illinois Farmers Co-op. He was a former member of the Taylorville Lions Club and the Illinois & American Shorthorn Associations. He was a current member of the Masonic Lodge in Morrisonville, Shelbyville Moose and Shelbyville Elks Club.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday in the Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Shelbyville. Masonic rites will be held at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will follow with Pastor John Curtis officiating.

Lyle loved farming, dancing, PBR (rodeo), going to the gambling boat and his dog Burke.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses at Shelbyville Hospital and Pana Hospital, Quad County Hospice and Dr. Ben and Dr. Bowers.

Memorials may be made to the Decatur Cancer Care Center or Quad County Hospice.

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