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A funeral service for Johnie Wisdom, age 64 of Saint Jo, is set for 2:00 PM, Friday, 9/23/2016 at First United Methodist Church in Saint Jo with Rev. Butch Schneider officiating. Burial will follow at Farmersville IOOF Cemetery in Farmersville, Texas. A visitation will be held from 7-8 PM, Thursday, 9/22/2016 at the funeral home. All services are under the direction of Scott Funeral Home. Johnie died Tuesday, 9/20/2016.
Johnie Bain Wisdom was born 8/19/1952 in Farmersville to James H. Wisdom and Doris N. (Smith) Wisdom. He graduated from Van Vleck High School in 1970. Johnie attended Wharton County Junior College and then went to East Texas State University in Commerce, where he met his wife, Mary Flusche. They were married 9/16/1972 at Sacred Heart Catholic church in Muenster, Tx. They had two children.
Johnie worked at the Otis Engineering Corporation from ,72-,83. He moved to Seguin and became a police officer there from ,85-,90, In 1993, the family moved to Saint Jo where he became the chief of the Saint Jo Police Department until 1997. In, 1998, Johnie became employed by Halliburton and went to work overseas in Angola, Africa. While employed by Halliburton he became an instructor and taught classes in Carrollton, TX, New Iberia, Louisiana, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, Venezuela, and Russia. After working for Otis/Halliburton for 26 years, he retired in February 2015.
Johnie was a member of the Methodist Church. He enjoyed cooking for family gatherings, camping, cooking with Dutch ovens, traveling, antiquing with his wife, and feeding squirrels. Johnie had two dogs, Trixie and Trevor.
Johnie is survived by his wife, Mary (Flusche) Wisdom, of Saint Jo; daughter, Heather M. Wisdom of Garland; son, Heath and wife, Annie Wisdom of Cypress, TX; grandchildren: Ben and Siddalee Wisdom of Cypress, TX: sister-in-law: Lina Jo Flusche and LouAnn and Billy Poynor both of Saint Jo; nieces and nephews: Norbra Young, Vicky Graham, Randall Flusche, Duane Dill, Rickie Gaston, MaLynn Burns, and Debbie Poynor: and uncle: Tommy and wife Barbar Wisdom of San Angelo.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers: Randall Flusche, Duane Dill, Chris Burns, Billy Poynor, David Heller, Kamron Lewis, Scott Young, and Sam Young.
Published on September 22, 2016
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