Terry Melvin Wisdom
Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory
601 Indiana St
Lawrence, KS
Terry Melvin Wisdom

Terry Melvin Wisdom, 58, of Eudora, received his ultimate healing and went to be with his Creator on October 2, 2014, after a short battle with cancer. He was at home surrounded by family and loved ones. A celebration of Terry's life will be held Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at 11:00 am at Free Methodist Church located at 31st and Lawrence Avenue.

Terry was born July 9, 1956 in Lawrence, KS to Arlen and Robbie Wisdom of Eudora, Kansas. Terry spent his years as a loving husband, son, brother and friend to many. Terry lived his life in such a way that many admired and respected. He was always there with a helping hand no matter if you were family, friend, or just someone in need. Terry was a man of few words, but always a great listener and thinker. Because of his constant calm demeanor and level head, he became the rock that many turned to and counted on.

Terry worked as a truck driver and heavy equipment operator with the city of Lawrence for over 20 years. Terry loved his job and rarely sat idle. When not working, you could find him in his garage tinkering on a car or working on a new project for someone. On the weekends he enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting and attending swap meets with his family and friends. Terry also believed in supporting his community. In 2001, he traveled to Wichita to help with clean up following devastating tornados.

He leaves behind his best friend and wife, Roma Wisdom of the home; his sons, Josh of Odessa, TX., Jason Spillman of Baldwin, Joshua Fraser and his wife Molly of Lawrence; his daughters, Amber of Lawrence, Amelia Murtagh of Desoto and Amanda Murtagh of San Francisco, CA.; Grandchildren, Makenna Wisdom, Taylor Spillman, and Chase, Kori and Kasey Fraser; Mother, Robbie Wisdom of Eudora; brother, Bob Wisdom and wife Kay of Garnett, KS.; sisters, Debbie Flint and husband Nick of Lawrence and Tammy Wisdom of Eudora, KS and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his beloved furry friends Chevy, Rio and Spike.

He is preceded in death by his father Arlen Wisdom and his brother Bill Wisdom. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Douglas County Visiting Nurses or Lawrence Humane Society, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044. Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.

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Published by Lawrence Journal-World on Oct. 6, 2014.
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Robbie, Roma, Bob & Kay, Tami & Debi, I am so sorry for your loss ! I just heard about Terry & can barely type right now ! I Pray God's loving grace and mercy will help you through this period in your lives ! Terry, I know Billy and Arlen were both there at the pearly gates to welcome you home. I will miss you my friend and brother! See you on the other side Terry !!! My love goes to all of you ! Renee Biberstein, Bungoma, Kenya,11/5/14
Renee Biberstein
November 5, 2014
kathy wisdom
October 23, 2014
My thoughts and prayers go out to all family and friends.
Larry Miskimen
October 16, 2014
Our hearts & thoughts are with ya'll through this difficult journey of loss...
Katrina Valdez
October 15, 2014
Roma, Vern and I were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ila Russell
October 10, 2014
Had some good times rip buddy
mike williams
October 9, 2014
Wisdom Family so sorry to hear of you loss.
Stella Murphy/Collins
October 9, 2014
Robbie Wisdom
October 9, 2014
Roma, My prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. God bless you.
Betty Schrader
October 8, 2014
We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts will be with you.
Mike & Loraine Gliser
Mike/Loraine Gliser
October 8, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Jay Jameson
October 7, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Kandie Koehler
October 7, 2014
Sorry for your lost Roma.
Jon&Analisa Bierig
October 7, 2014
Sending my heart felt condolences to the Wisdom family...you're in my thoughts and prayers.
Janine Seyhun
October 7, 2014
Our thoughts, prayers and sympathy for Roma & the Wisdom Family, Jason & Taylor Spillman.
Harold Barnes & Sharon Munday
October 7, 2014
He was always so soft spoken and kind to everyone .. Prayers to all friends and loved ones..
Deana Alvarez
October 7, 2014
Prayers to all the Wisdom family. Lots of family and friends to greet him in heaven. RIP Terry.
Marlene Bendon
October 7, 2014
Terry was one of the good guys and fun to be with, prayers go out to his family.
Mike & Nina Born & Spillman
October 7, 2014
I know doug was there, to greet you with a welcome hug. Love to all my family. cyndi
cyndi penner
October 7, 2014
Lots of good memories,When I meet up with you again we'll go fishing,you'll have unlimited lures.Love and Miss Bud.RIP
Jack Leonhard
October 7, 2014
He was a very nice happy guy. He will be missed. Bob & Maggie Sieber
October 7, 2014
my condolences to the Wisdom family
juanita Ray
October 7, 2014
Josh, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time. ~~Linda Dickerson
October 7, 2014
oh the mighty four bobby,billy,larry and terry.we ruled our little corner,we had it all r.i.p my friend..........larry wray
October 7, 2014
Tammy sorry for your and your families loss. May God fill your emptiness with joy.
Larry and Sharon Ellison
October 6, 2014
robert and lori alexander
October 6, 2014
October 6, 2014
to the Wisdom family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. may you find peace and comfort in this time.
Debbie Erwin/DArmond
October 6, 2014
miis you brother!
Bob Wisdom
October 6, 2014
October 6, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Shirley Tarpy
October 6, 2014
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