Bernard “Dean” Wisdom

Apr 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Obituaries

Bernard “Dean” Wisdom, of Little Rock passed away Friday, April 14, 2017. He was born April 19, 1928, to William “Willy” Thomas Wisdom and Linnie May “Mom” Wisdom of Beebe, Arkansas. Dean was preceded in death by his wife of sixty years, Martha Jean Elmore Wisdom, by one sister, Shirley Phillips and four brothers, Harold, Sherrill, Durwood and Forrest. He is survived by one daughter, Lisa (Mike) Blair, of North Little Rock and two grandsons, Joshua (Sierra) Coldiron of North Little Rock and Jonathan (Kelly) Coldiron of Redfield and three great grandchildren: Ayden, Madison and Levi. “Papa” will very much be missed. Dean served during the Korean War Campaign in the United States Naval Armed Forces. He was an avid quail hunter, fisherman and gardener. He was a member in excess of fifty-years of the Iron Springs Masonic Lodge and a member of Archview Baptist Church. Dean, along with his wife Jean, were lifetime members of the Arkansas Ceramic Association. He was dearly loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed. The family received friends at 6 p.m., Monday, April 17, 2017, at Smith-Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe, Arkansas. Funeral was Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Smith-Westbrook Funeral Home at 2 p.m. with burial to follow at Antioch Cemetery. Arrangements by Smith-Westbrook Funeral Home.