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Jerry Wisdom passed away peacefully at his home Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017.
He was born May 12, 1939, in Mercedes, Texas, to Woodrow and Edith Wisdom.
After graduating from La Feria High School, he attended Baylor University and graduated from Texas A&I in 1962 with a degree in civil engineering.
Jerry and Mary Elizabeth Powers were married on Aug. 29, 1961.
Mr. Wisdom came to Greenville in 1969 as director of public works for the City of Greenville and later became city manager. In 1979, he opened Wisdom Engineering, an engineering and surveying company, from which he retired in 2007.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth in 2004, and by his parents.
He is survived by sons, Gregory Wisdom and daughter-in-law, Suzanne and Jeffrey Wisdom and daughter-in-law Dominique; grandsons, Ben and John of Ridgefield, Conn.; granddaughter, Milena; grandson, Finn of Munich, Germany; brothers, Mike Wisdom and David Wisdom; and sister, JoAnn Wisdom Griffes.
No formal services will be held, but there will be an informal celebration of Jerry's life at Oak Creek Country Club Friday, Feb. 17. All family and friends are welcome to stop by between 4 and 6 p.m.
Published on February 15, 2017
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