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Joseph Allen Wise, 58, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. He was a native and lifelong Hampton Roads resident who grew up in Hampton and moved to Gloucester in 2007.

Joe was a 35-year member of the United Associates Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 110, who worked as a security-cleared technical welder. With his qualifications, Joe traveled and worked all over the Tidewater area including Anheuser-Busch, Newport News Shipbuilding, NASA Langley, the West Point paper mill, and other local businesses.

Joe was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, boating, and fishing, earning multiple citations from the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources. He was a dedicated 50-year member of the Independent Hunt Club in King William County, Va. Joe could be found most weekends in the woods, on the water, or at home enjoying life with his family, friends, and dogs.

Joe’s greatest love was his two daughters, Leah Marcelle Wise, 15, and Sara Elizabeth Wise, 12.

Joe was preceded in death by his mother, Charlotte Sowers Wise. He is survived by his beloved daughters; their mother, Tina; his father, Richard A. Wise; brother, Ronnie D. Collins (Kim); sister, Dana C. Stutts (Frank), and twin sister, Theresa W. Perkins (Roy). Also left to cherish his memory are many other family members and friends.

The family hosted a visitation on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Amory Funeral Home in Grafton, Va. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joe’s memory to the National Parents Organization at: