Lyle E. Wise, 75, of Shelbyville passed away at 1:22 p.m. Wednesday (April 24, 2013) in his home.
Lyle was born December 13, 1937 in Moweaqua the oldest son of Edgar “Buck” Wise and Gladys M. Brown Wise. He graduated from Macon High School in 1955. He married Charlene Slater on October 23, 1960 and they had three children. They divorced in 1989. He married Janet (Dugger) Fox November 9, 1991. Lyle was a farmer most of his life. He raised and showed Shorthorn cattle nationwide for many years. After retiring from farming he was Assistant Manager and Manager for Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) in Taylorville and Shelbyville, employed at ADM in Taylorville, Manager at Phillips 66 in Shelbyville and retired from IHI in Shelbyville in 1999. He continued to help his brothers with the family farm until his death.
Lyle was past president of the Pana Tri-County Fair, Rose City Twirlers square dance club, IL Federation of Square & Round Dance Clubs and Mid-Illinois Farmers Co-op. He was a former member of the Taylorville Lions Club and the Illinois & American Shorthorn Associations. He was a current member of the Masonic Lodge in Morrisonville, Shelbyville Moose and Shelbyville Elks Club. Lyle loved farming, dancing, PBR (rodeo), going to the gambling boat and his dog Burke.
He is survived by his loving wife, Janet; children, Todd (Lisa) Wise of Springfield, Susan Wise (husband, Perry Mayland) of Sullivan, Lila Rae Wise of Pana, Tim Fox, Theresa (Steve) Canada, Cindy Fox, Christy (Barry) Brown and Tony (Staci) Fox, all of Shelbyville. Together Janet and Lyle had 16 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Brothers Dean (Karen) Wise of Pana and John (Connie) Wise of Bethany also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son-in-law Danny Brown and his son Jason Brown.
Visitation will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday in the Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Shelbyville. Masonic rites will be held at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will follow with Pastor John Curtis officiating.