Billy Ray Wise

Billy Ray Wise, 67 years, passed away Friday, August 2, 2013, at Hospice Care Center, St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, KY.

Services for Mr. Wise will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at Harrod Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. Todd Lester officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Valley Cemetery, Taylorsville, KY.  Visitation will be 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Wise was born in Franklin County on December 30, 1945, to the late James L. and Clara Atha Wise. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving during the Vietnam era. He was a former employee of IBM, KSP Facilities Security and retired from the Department of Revenue, Kentucky State Government. Mr. Wise was a member of Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Linda Porter Wise; a son, Jeffrey Alan Wise, Nampa, Idaho; four grandchildren; and a brother, Jimmy (Linda) Wise, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Pallbearers are Deacons of Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church. Steve Bemis, Eddie Sullivan, Gary LeMaster, Bob Tillett, Barry Wise, Coy Crowe, Darryl Wooldridge and Cloud Monroe will serve as honorary bearers.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 663 Teton Trail, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601.

Arrangements are under the direction of Harrod Brothers Funeral Home. Condolences may be shared via the online guestbook at

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