Rev. Mr. William Donald Wise


It is with a heavy heart the family of Rev. Mr. William Donald Wise announces his passing. Deacon Don, aged 91, passed in his sleep on Good Friday, April 19th, at his home here in Beckley. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Tuesday, at 11:00 am April 23rd from St. Francis de Sales Church. The Rite of Committal will follow in the Sunset Memorial Park. The family is receiving friends from 5 to 8 pm on Monday evening at the church. To read more about this gentle man's life journey go to:
Published on April 20, 2019
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Mark Ellis
Apr 22, 2019
A servant of God has been called home. Your family is in my prayers. May you feel comfort and blessings from the Lord.
Robin Ashworth Tice
Apr 21, 2019
Dear Ones, I have known “Daddy Don” my whole life. What a remarkable man he was! As a friend, mentor, and special source of courage, he was amazing! My heart goes out to my “family” of lifelong friends. Rest In Peace, my sweet friend.
John & Deborah (Jester) Thomas
Apr 20, 2019
We know he is rejoicing with the Lord. It was a privilege to have known Deacon Don, and he will always hold a special place in our hearts. He was a very faithful man of God. Our prayers are with the family during this time of loss and celebration of his life. God Bless you!
Fr. Bill Matheny
Apr 20, 2019
The seminary gave me the academic training to be a priest. However, Deacon Don showed me how to be a priest: his zeal for Christian service, his love for God and Church, his devotion to his family, and the simplicity of his life. May he rest in peace.