James Troy Wisecarver, 84, of Hamburg, passed away on July 8, 2016, at the Hospice Home Care in Little Rock.
Mr. Wisecarver was a member and proud captain of the Crossett Eagles football team from 1951-1952 before he served two years in the United States Army which included tours in Germany and Holland.
Following his military career, he attended Arkansas A&M (now UAM) where he also played football. He worked for Georgia Pacific as a bleach plant operator and was a known mentor to many who worked with him until he retired after 51 years. During this time, he also proudly served as a deacon and member of the Church of Christ on Pine Street for many years.
Mr. Wisecarver spent most of his free time fishing and hunting with friends and family. His passion for life and love of nature was a gift he gave freely to his family and all who knew him.
He was born on January 1, 1932, in Crossett and was the son of the late Ralph Philip Wisecarver and Bertha Irene Gilbert Wisecarver.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Warren Wisecarver and Roy Wisecarver; and two sisters, Juanita Bolten and Jean Little.
He is survived by two sons, Dee Wisecarver of Hamburg and Jay Wisecarver of Sterlington, Louisiana; one granddaughter, Jennifer Brainard and husband Chris of Birmingham, Alabama; three grandsons, Brandon Wisecarver and wife Karen of Crossett, Caleb Wisecarver of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Grayson Wisecarver of Sterlington, Louisiana; and 5 great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Mr. Wisecarver’s life will be held on July 15 at 10 a.m. at Medders Funeral Home, 1564 Hwy 52 W, in North Crossett, with Bro. Larry Culbreath officiating.
Burial will be at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home of Crossett.
Pallbearers are Brandon Wisecarver, Caleb Wisecarver, Randy Rice, Bill Swafford, Chris Brainard, and Philip Wisecarver. Honorary pallbearers will be Grayson Wisecarver and James Coleman.
A visitation will be held on July 14 from 6-8 p.m. at Medders Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and Hospice Home Care.