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Raymond Earl Wiseman Sr.

Raymond Earl Wiseman Sr, 84, of Taylorville passed away peacefully, with family, after a short battle with cancer on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 2:53 a.m. at his home in Taylorville, IL. He was born on March 9, 1936 in Stonington, IL the son of Rayburn “Jack” Hogge and Louise Schubach Wiseman. He married Theresa Agnes Myerscough on July 6, 1957 in Taylorville, IL and she preceded him in death on November 5, 2016. Raymond was a retired inspector at Caterpillar. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.  Ray was quite the charming Renaissance man with an intelligence that made him a master of all trades.

He is survived by his daughters: Debbie Wiseman of Taylorville and Janice (Steve) Marvel of Waggoner; grandchildren: Carrie Rolofson, Kimberly White, Ana Wiseman, Julian Marvel, Ian Marvel; great-grandchildren: Kennedy White, Adelle Rolofson, and Fiona Deckard; Siblings: Phillip “Red” (Cubby) Wiseman, Patty McWard, Kenny Carl (Maggie) Wiseman, Josie Rodden, Jim Wiseman, Dick (Delores) Wiseman, Beulah (Tom) Paar, Tom (Linda) Wiseman, Tim and Dale Wiseman, Catherine (Lee Don) Vaughn, Jerry Hogge, Janice (Carl) Tucker, Marie Sheedy, Julitta (Ron) Harrison and Gina Carver. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Wife: Theresa, Son: Raymond, Siblings: Cleta Painter, John Wiseman, Joyce Dishon, Ricky and Kerby Hogge.

It was Raymond’s wish to be cremated.  Due to Covid 19 there will be no services scheduled at this time.  Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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My Uncle Ray was a very special person, caring, funny but quiet, a great story teller as well as a great husband for my Aunt Theresa. Both of them were very special always welcoming family and friends to the Myerscough/Wiseman farm. I can remember as a child the great tomatoes he would grow and when the corn field was ready to be picked going over to a crowded house of family with all burners on high on the stove with pots of water rolling to cook the corn and then eat it. My dad (Duane Myerscough) would go hunting and fishing with Uncle Ray. I have wonderful memories of the special family times and I will miss those times and meeting at the farm. My sincerest condolences to Debbie and Janice and family. I love you all and miss them both, as I know you do.

Brenda Myerscough Kelso Apr 30 2020 12:00 AM

Prayers to you Debbie & to all the Wiseman Family..Very nice fellow. Got to spend some time with him once in the Northwoods. May God Bless & Keep Him

Kerry Ward Apr 20 2020 12:00 AM

Ray knew how much I liked Divinity. He would share a batch with me each Christmas.
We planted tomato seeds each year in his green house.
I'll miss you my friend.

Jim Apr 18 2020 12:00 AM

My mom {Leila Joan Shubauch Decker} remembers growing up with him ...since they were only two years apart..sure she was quite mean and mischievos knowing the stories she tells...he will be missed

sharon decker Apr 18 2020 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of this. I always enjoyed talking to Ray. Prayers for his family.

Linda A Kane Apr 17 2020 12:00 AM

The world has lost a great friend. Ray worked with me doing volunteer work for KTB. When KTB had a community garden Ray was proud of it and the residents that shared the garden appreciated the vegetables Ray had grown.
Ray always gave anybody the time of day. He knew that I loved woodworking and he wood always take me into his shot to see what he had. He could do most anything with his hands.
Our family will miss Ray

The Hendricks family

Herbert Hendricks Apr 17 2020 12:00 AM

So very sad to see this! Jordan and I will think about you every Christmas. We loved it when you came over and had a couple drinks. We will miss you!

Sheryl-Jordan Podeschi Apr 17 2020 12:00 AM