James Wendell Wiseman, age 90, of Knox City, Mo., died October 14, 2021, at the Putnam County Care Center in Unionville, Mo. He was born in Maywood, Mo., on April 19, 1931, the son of Willie Franklin and Freda Belle (Dillard) Wiseman. He was united in marriage to Lotis Marie Lindsey on April 6, 1968 at LaBelle, Mo.
James graduated from Ewing High School in 1949. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War in 1952 and 1953. After his military service he came back to Knox County, Mo., where he was engaged in farming all his life. He enjoyed coon hunting, playing cards at Newark and attending the honor flight to Washington D.C. James was a member of the Knox City American Legion Post 358.
Surviving are his wife Lotis Marie Wiseman of Knox City, Mo., three children, Timothy Alan Kincaid of Newark, Mo., James William (Rebecca) Wiseman of Knox City, Mo., and Christina Marie (Chris) Schnelle of Pollock, Mo., one sister Geneva Middleton of Minneapolis, Minn., nine grandchildren, Aaron Schnelle, Grace Schnelle, Stephanie Kincaid, Anthony Childers, Angela (Orville) Osborn, Bobby Childers, Kyle (Lauren) Bower, Keanan Kite and Holly Kite, eleven great grandchildren, Taylor Walker, Blain Walker, Conner Kincaid, Chance Stefl, Brett Osborn, Bryce Osborn, Hailey Childers, Kylee Childers, Haven Bower, Hattie Bower, Cora Kite and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
James was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Earl (Hazel) Wiseman and William Wiseman in infancy, one sister Elizabeth (Bill) Shults and brother-in-law Albert Middleton.
Funeral Services were held October 18, 2021, in the Coder Funeral Chapel in LaBelle, Mo. Officiating was Earl Lynn Wiseman. Music provided by Dale Wiseman, April Hoosier and Jeana Houchins. Flowers by Sisters on 6, Jan Geisendorfer and Jeana Houchins. Casket bearers: Aaron Schnelle, Roland Lindsey, Levi Lindsey, Kyle Bower, Keanan Kite, Blain Walker and Conner Kincaid. Visitation was held prior to services.
Interment with full military honors was in the Durham Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Durham Cemetery. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Coder Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 151, LaBelle, MO, 63447.
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