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Larry S. DeWise

Larry Staten DeWise was born September 14, 1948 in Uriah to the late Levearn ‘Boots’ and Truddie DeWise.

Larry attended Frisco City High School, where he graduated in 1966. Larry worked for Southern Pine Electric Cooperative for 38 years.

He was affectionately known as ‘Chief’ to friends and coworkers

A long time resident of Megargel, Larry enjoyed and collected classic cars. He was a proud member of the Poarch Creek Indians and participated in many tribal activities after his retirement.

Larry passed away on September 14, 2019, his 71st birthday, at Mobile Infirmary surrounded by friends and family.

Larry is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Joann Gill DeWise; son, Stan DeWise (Amy) of Daphne; stepchildren, Janet Gunn (Ryan) of Brewton, Steven Aplin of Uriah and Amy Jay of Megargel; sister, Sara Jane Wiggins (Janice) of Frisco City; brothers, Murrell DeWise of Pascagoula, Miss., Ronnie DeWise (Sandy) of Uriah; aunt, Linda Cook (Ronny) of Magnolia Springs; and grandchildren, Haleigh Ridgeway, Aaron Bosarge, Samuel Bosarge, Peyton Wilkins, Nathan Aplin, Brooklyn Jay and Parker DeWise.

Funeral services were held September 17, 2019 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ray Ward as officiant.

Burial followed in Sowell Old Field Cemetery in Goodway.

Active pallbearers were Johnny Andrews, Pat Harrison, Johnny Jordan, Chuck Pumphrey, Daivd Saucer and Chad Addison.

Honorary pallbearers were Rance Wiggins, Aaron Bosarge, Samuel Bosarge, Peyton Wikins, Nathan Aplin and Parker DeWise.

Visitation was held September 17, 2019 from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.