James Roland Wise
December 19 1968 - November 13 2016 - Age 47

James Roland Wise resided in Bakersfield, CA. He passed from this earth on Sunday, November 13, 2016, after a sudden, brief illness.

James was born December 19, 1968, in Boron, CA, to James V. Wise, Jr. and Caron Sue (Wise) Johnston.

James and Andrea just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in October. He always made celebrations very special, and their 25th was no exception.

Family was first. He made sure he took care of his beautiful wife, Andrea; his son, Nickolas; and his daughter, Gabrielle. He loved his family with every part of his being. He cherished every moment with them, guided them, and supported them. He had a special bond with everyone around him. He was love.

James lived his school years in Tehachapi. Growing up, he was always within a circle of friends. He and his buddies could usually be found near a lake or stream. After school, they were known to camp out and go fishing. This never changed. As an adult, he continued his adventures with his buddies. They added in Jeep adventures and a little quail hunting. But no matter what, these boys all ended up near the water, with a rod and reel in hand.

James started with Coca-Cola, Bakersfield Branch, right after high school and worked passionately with them for 28 years. He was a highly respected supervisor and friend to all of his team. The Coca-Cola family was his life; he lived, breathed, and bled Coke.

He loved the outdoors. He was an avid fisherman. He made trips to the Bishop Creeks, Peppermint Creek, and Virginia Creeks to catch wild trout. To ensure future fisheries, he would catch and release. But always, he would be looking for The Big One. When he had opportunities to work in the Coca-Cola Bishop Branch, you could always find his rod and reel in his Jeep. As soon as his work was complete, off he would go. This was his peace.

James and his family are members of Valley Bible Fellowship (VBF), for over 15 years, where each of them has been baptized.

Survived by: Wife, Andrea Marie Wise

Son, Nickolas Roland Wise; Daughter, Gabrielle Marie Wise

Father, James V. Wise, Jr.; Mother, Caron Sue Johnston and Micheal H. Johnston

Sisters, Lisa A. Wise, Staci Johnston, Angela Szuh, and Melissa Thompson

Niece and Nephews, Kody Szuh, Brittnee Szuh, and Lucas Johnston

Aunts and Uncles, Betty and Jack Keys, David and Anne Beavers, Mary Faye and Reggie Mercer, Leslie and Diana Wise, Micheal and Roberta Gobert

Extended family, Dave Thompson, Kelly McCuan, Lance Brielien, Carol Beer, Debbi Baker, Becky Baker, and many, many more.

Predeceased by: Grandparents, Virgil and Janell Wise, Fran and Naomi Beavers, Mary and William Spears

Mother-in-law, Janet Thompson

Grandmother-in-law, Hazel Roberts

A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Valley Bible Fellowship, 2300 E. Brundage Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93307, in the Station 316 Building.

Officiant, Pastor Hector Rizo, will represent the family.

The Wise family would love to have you stay and share a meal, in honor of James, at the reception immediately following the services, at Station 316.

Thank you to Greenlawn Southwest for honoring and serving our family with the utmost care.

Gone Fishing .

Bakersfield, CA (current)
Boron, CA (birthplace)

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