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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Mikyra Palmer
7 months ago

I would like to thank him for writing my rice open stax concept of biology book he is to thank for helping me stay prepared and on top of my biology with his affordable and yet undeniably valuable information on science.

Camellia Moses Okpodu
4 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
6 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
8 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.