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.