Dr. James Alan Wise

July 13, 1957 - August 14, 2015

07/13/1957 - 08/14/2015

Past Services

Sunday August 16, 2015
1:00 am


Dr. James Alan Wise, 58, passed away Friday, August 14, 2015.
He received his PhD from Macalester College in 1982. A former professor at Hampton University, he enjoyed fishing, colelcting antique toys and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Janis L. Wise; his daughters, Samantha David (her husband, Mikel), Melissa Young (her husband, James), Jessica Hudson (her partner, Melanie Rountree) and Tammy Jeffries (her husband, Michael); his sons, Dennis Cooper (his wife, Allison); and his grandchildren, Hannah, Hailey, Rebecca, Charlie, Joey and Logan.
A memorial service and reception will be held 1 pm Sunday, August 16, 2015, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel.

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Camellia Moses Okpodu
3 years ago

A dear friend and colleague. One of the kindest people I have ever had a privilege to work with. Rest on Jim. I am so sorry we lost contact. But, your legacy lives on via your children, grandchildren and the students you educated. My deepest condolences to your family.

Dr. Barbara J Abraham
5 years ago

Just heard about Jim’s passing. Worked with him for many years at Hampton U. So sad. condolences to the family.

Jim Rustad
7 years ago

So sad to hear this! Jim spent many hours teaching me about biology when we were undergrads at Mac. I remember that he looked like the king of hearts, and had a great heart and a great intellect. I think of him whenever I hear the grateful dead.