Tommy R. Wiser

Tommy Ray Wiser, 65, of Shippensburg, was ushered into the presence of God on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, while at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Born Thursday, Nov. 12, 1953, in Chambersburg, he was a son of the late William W. and Gladys Louise Leidig Wiser.

Tom was a 1971 graduate of the Shippensburg Area Senior High School.

He was a United States Army Veteran, serving during the Vietnam War.

Tom was the owner and operator of TR Wiser Construction, and worked as a Junior Draftsman and Construction Superintendent for EMJ Corp., Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Carl Bert & Associates, Shippensburg.

He was a member and Elder at the Oasis of Love Church, and was a missionary in Ghana, West Africa, and instrumental in the building of the Oasis International Training Centre.

Tom served on the Board of Directors at Katie’s Place.

Tom was an often soft spoken, but very wise servant of God and a man who, in spite of his increasing discomfort and the disease he suffered, was a tall, strong, energetic, determined man.

He is survived by three brothers, Samuel E. (Karen) Wiser, Shippensburg, Clay A. (Barbara) Wiser, Asheville, North Carolina, and Roy E. (Valerie) Wiser, Walnut Bottom; two sisters, Nancy L. Wright, Shippensburg, and Linda K. (Randy) Ruth, Erie; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, William E. Wiser, and one brother in-law, William Wright.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in the Oasis of Love Church. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, with Military Honors.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Oasis of Love Church, P.O. Box 38, Shippensburg, Pa. 17257, or Katie’s Place, 130 S. Penn St., Shippensburg, Pa. 17257.

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