James Wayne Wisener, Sr.
Funeral Date: 10/8/2017

Obituary:
James Wayne Wisener Sr. age 73, of Warren, AR passed away Thursday, October 5th at his home after a lengthy battle with cancer. Jim was a graduate of Warren High School and president of the Class of 1962. He received his Bachelorís Degree in business from Henderson State University. He was a avid athlete achieving the honor of All State in basketball and All American in Football and he was inducted into the Warren Lumberjacks Hall of Fame in 2016. Jim was an outdoorsman and could often be found in the woods, in his shop or somewhere running a chainsaw. His other passion was following in his fatherís footsteps by serving as a short order cook to friends and family who were always welcome in the Wisener home. As a child, Jim learned the value of hard work by spending his time working in his fatherís business including Wayneís restaurant and Wayneís sporting goods. The latter led him to a career in traveling sales. His travels took him all over Arkansas and the surrounding states where he made many friends and acquaintances. He also owned and operated two clubs, a motel and restaurant called the Town House in Warren, AR. He was a man of many interests but the thing that defined him the most was his generous heart. Jim was the kind of man who never turned away a friend in need. He gave freely and it brought him great joy to be able to help those he loved. Jim was preceded in death by his parents Wayne Wisener and Libby Hargis Wisener. Jim is survived by his wife, Karen Larance Wisener of Warren, AR. Two sons, Jay Wisener and spouse Tish, of Bryant, AR and Jeff Wisener and spouse Becky, of Bentonville, AR. Two grandsons, James Wisener, Fayetteville, AR and Rhett Wisener, Bentonville, AR. Two step-grandchildren Grace Bauer and Gavin Bauer of Bryant, AR. A brother John Wisener and spouse Brenda, White Hall, AR. and a sister Judy Wisener Burns, Little Rock, AR. Along with countless other friends and family members. Funeral service was 2:00 PM Sunday, October 8th at Frazerís Chapel with Bill Wisener officiating. Janice Sullivan was organist. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Keith Curry, Paul Cash, Jeremy Reep, Jody Reep, Doug Langdon, Tim West, Jerry West, and James Wisener. Honorary pallbearers were Rhett Wisener, Vol Ford, Curtis Blankinship, Jr., Karen Richardson, Scott Richardson, Bill Wisener, Dr. Ryan Hall, and Dr. Scott Stern. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to the Donald W. Reynolds YMCA, 207 North Main Street, Warren, AR. 71671.

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Name: Doug & Beth Langdon
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

Name: David Hargis
Message: Jim was influential in my life, the oldest male grandchild of Gaga and Granny Hargis. He was four years older than I, another grandchild in the same family, an age difference that created too great of an advantage back then. So we were all directed toward the athletic fields. I would be there with you in Warren, but I am out of the country. Karen, Jay and Jeff have my sympathy.

Name: Frakie Frisco
Message: Jeff and Jay, my best to you and your family during this time.

Name: Donna Whitaker-Cairnes
Message: My prayers are with you Karen and the family. My heart aches so but I will remember the years of wonderful memories we shared. I will forever remember his hug he gave me when Sandra died. Blessings and peace🙏

Name: James Wright
Message: Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. May God provide each of you with the peace and comfort that you need.

Name: Shirley (Landers) Jackson
Message: Karen, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and all the family.

Name: DANNY MARTINDALE
Message: You will be missed, Bobo. You are an original and as you always said, "...kinda pretty!"

Name: Linda and Steve Jones
Message: Karen and family may God give you comfort and peace at this sad time.He will be missed by all that knew him.

Name: Suzanne Weiss Hoffer
Message: Our condolences to Karen & the family. Jim was one of the good guys and will be sorely missed.

Name: Betty Russell
Message: Jay, Trish & family, you are in our thoughts & prayers. James, Adam, GiGi, Jaxon & Aiden

Name: Ronnie and Betty Phillips
Message: So sorry for your loss.

Name: Linda Wooldridge
Message: Thinking of you and the family. So sorry for your loss.

Name: Mark and Kristin Weeks
Message: Jay and Jeff, so sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort!

Name: Charles Landers
Message: My thoughts and prayers to the family.

Name: Danny & Barbara Graves
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

Name: Pauline (Guice) Newman
Message: My most sincere condolences for the loss of your husband.

Name: Patti and Donnie Bryant
Message: Love, prayers , and sympathy to all the family.

Name: William Wilfong
Message: Sending prayers to the Weisner family.

Name: Ladell Farley
Message: What a guy! Bobo was one of the toughest I have witnessed on the football field. And a fun-loving and witty character with his favorite line "kinda purty". Sorely missed, but fondly remembered.

Name: Bill & Shannon Burckart
Message: Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your father.

Name: Sandra & Tommy Toole
Message: Prayers for the family. So sorry for your loss.

Name: Teresa Rosebeary
Message: So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Wisener family at this sorrowful time..

Name: Jim Marsh
Message: Karen, Jim was a great guy, hard working, never seemed to rest. Loved your sports clothes sales and the tomatoes you would bring. I still remember he cut down my tree out front, single handed, and in one day. Susie and I send our condolences.

Name: Tracy and Monica Nichols
Message: The family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: David Harcrow
Message: I always liked Jim from back in the days at Waynes poolhall, prayers go out to his loved ones and family.

Name: ANN Trammell Hill
Message: Jim was a great man. He will be missed. Prayers to his family. R.I.P., Jim

Name: Amy Baker Harton
Message: Jeff and Jay I am so sorry for your loss. Your daddy was a sweet man that always had a big smile and a nice caring word for me when we passed on the street. It was my pleasure to get to know him ďagainĒ since high school the past few years as I have come across him in my travels around town delivering the mail. I will lift your family up in prayer. Let the ocean that is gods love wash over you and comfort you in this time of grief.

Name: Johnnie Parker, Felton, Preston Angle, Parker
Message: John, Jay, Jeff and Judy will keep each of you in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Wes and Arlene Hobkirk
Message: Jeff, Becky and family, so very sorry for the loss of your dear father. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Name: Janice Wiggam
Message: Karen & family, I am so sorry to hear about Jim. He was a wonderful and gifted man. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I pray God give you peace and comfort. With love & sympathy, Janice (Gladden) Wiggam

Name: Brenda Harcrow Blackwell
Message: I was in Judyís class and knew him as we all grew up. Jim seemed to always have a big smile on his face. May God bless all of you in a special way.

Name: Regina "Genie" Reep Kersten
Message: Sorry for your loss.