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  1. Ginger and family, was so saddened to learn of Wykie’s passing. I will miss sharing discussions of our family and getting together from time to time. I have so many memories of our growing up together. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Our condolences to Ginger & her family. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers to you & your family at this difficult time. 🙏🏼🙏🏼

  3. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time; may your memories bring you comfort.

    “Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” ~~ Eskimo Proverb

  4. So sorry to hear of Wykie’s passing. You were such an important part of Mighty Wind and we enjoyed knowing you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Ginger.

  5. Ginger and Family, my heart goes out to you all. Wykie was a true Outer Banks character and I mean that in an absolutely inspirational way. I recall him with fond memories. He taught me how to sail a Hobie Cat and ask me to join him sailing one from Rodanthe to his home in Mann’s Harbor one time. It was a blast…. I’ve been reminiscing about him today with my Sister Barbara and my Brothers….. Sis was so upset that she couldn’t carry on the conversation…. So many fond memories of a wonderful Guy. My heart hurts for you Ginger and I’m praying for you hoping that your memories ease your pain and comfort you. God Bless you and your family 🙏

  6. Ginger, please know that you are being lifted up by all who knew and loved Wykie. My Dad Vic Jr. of Wanchese had a great friendship over junked boats with him, and some old hulls of his are still resting peacefully out back. You were always by his side and a wonderful couple. Peace be with you. Love Cookie

  7. Ginger I’m so sorry about Wykie’s illness & passing. Everybody & mostly the good Lord knows how close y’all were but He’ll give you comfort when you need it most. Lots of sweet prayers are going up for you. Love ya.

  8. Ginger,I am so sorry to head of Wykie’s passing,my condolences to you and family.Saw you two a few times at La Fogata and he and I talked of old times crabbing and living in Mann’s Harbor.Always an interesting discussion when we got together. FAIR WINDS AND A FOLLOWING SEA,CAPTAIN WISE.

  9. Ginger,I am so sorry to hear of Wykie’s passing,my condolences to you and family.Saw you two a few times at La Fogata and he and I talked of old times crabbing and living in Mann’s Harbor.Always an interesting discussion when we got together. FAIR WINDS AND A FOLLOWING SEA,CAPTAIN WISE.

  10. Ginger, Our hearts are broken but we have such great memories with you and Wykie . He was such a trooper going ocean kayaking with us not so many years ago . We had so much fun . He was so dear to us all. We’re here for you . Sending love and hugs.

  11. Ginger, girls, and family, we were very sorry to hear of Wykie’s passing. Prayers for continued comfort in the coming days, weeks, months and years. Know you are loved.

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Edward “Wykie” Wise, Jr.

November 11, 2022

Edward W. Wise, Jr., known to all as Wykie, a native of Nags Head, NC, went to heaven the morning of Friday, November 11, 2022, while at home with his beloved wife Ginger by his side.

He was the son of “Nettie” and Viola Wise, raised by his Aunt Agnes Barnett.  He leaves behind his wife Ginger, his daughter Shelly, granddaughters Katrina, Sonia, Alexa, and three great grandchildren.

Wykie spent several of his growing up years in Corolla, attending the one room school house and roaming the sand hills and beaches with his faithful dog Rusty.  After high school in Manteo, Wykie went to Embry Riddle in Miami, FL, to train as an aircraft mechanic.  This career enabled him to spend a year in Nassau, Bahamas, maintaining a small fleet of planes at the airport.

Wykie’s interests and talents were many and varied: boat builder, sailmaker, sailor, licensed captain, restorer of antique British cars & motorcycles, etc. He had a special passion for authentic history, especially of The Outer Banks, it’s people and it’s geology. He loved teaching others from his knowledge and way of life.  

Wykie attended Outer Banks Community Church.  This unique man will be much missed. Wykie’s preference for cremation was honored. Arrangements for a future celebration of life are pending.  Condolences may be shared at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.

Condolences

Sherry Johnson Miley

Ginger and family, was so saddened to learn of Wykie's passing. I will miss sharing discussions of our family and getting together from time to time. I have so many memories of our growing up together. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Brian(B.B.) & Rosie Wise

Our condolences to Ginger & her family. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers to you & your family at this difficult time. 🙏🏼🙏🏼

Faye Lewark Daniels

My thoughts are with you and your family at this time; may your memories bring you comfort. “Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” ~~ Eskimo Proverb

Stan and Patsy Keeler

So sorry to hear of Wykie’s passing. You were such an important part of Mighty Wind and we enjoyed knowing you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Ginger.

Justine Wise Oneal

Ginger and Family, my heart goes out to you all. Wykie was a true Outer Banks character and I mean that in an absolutely inspirational way. I recall him with fond memories. He taught me how to sail a Hobie Cat and ask me to join him sailing one from Rodanthe to his home in Mann’s Harbor one time. It was a blast…. I’ve been reminiscing about him today with my Sister Barbara and my Brothers….. Sis was so upset that she couldn’t carry on the conversation…. So many fond memories of a wonderful Guy. My heart hurts for you Ginger and I’m praying for you hoping that your memories ease your pain and comfort you. God Bless you and your family 🙏

Karen L Walker

Caring thoughts to Ginger and family! May precious memories bring comfort ! Prayers

Cookie utz

Ginger, please know that you are being lifted up by all who knew and loved Wykie. My Dad Vic Jr. of Wanchese had a great friendship over junked boats with him, and some old hulls of his are still resting peacefully out back. You were always by his side and a wonderful couple. Peace be with you. Love Cookie

Marsha M. Brown

Ginger I’m so sorry about Wykie’s illness & passing. Everybody & mostly the good Lord knows how close y’all were but He’ll give you comfort when you need it most. Lots of sweet prayers are going up for you. Love ya.

Thomas Fearing

Ginger,I am so sorry to head of Wykie's passing,my condolences to you and family.Saw you two a few times at La Fogata and he and I talked of old times crabbing and living in Mann's Harbor.Always an interesting discussion when we got together. FAIR WINDS AND A FOLLOWING SEA,CAPTAIN WISE.

Thomas Fearing

Ginger,I am so sorry to hear of Wykie's passing,my condolences to you and family.Saw you two a few times at La Fogata and he and I talked of old times crabbing and living in Mann's Harbor.Always an interesting discussion when we got together. FAIR WINDS AND A FOLLOWING SEA,CAPTAIN WISE.

Mark & Melodie Marshall

Ginger, Our hearts are broken but we have such great memories with you and Wykie . He was such a trooper going ocean kayaking with us not so many years ago . We had so much fun . He was so dear to us all. We're here for you . Sending love and hugs.

Bill and Laura dough

We loved him,

Dallas Gray

So sorry Ginger to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Wayne and Dianna Liverman

Ginger, girls, and family, we were very sorry to hear of Wykie's passing. Prayers for continued comfort in the coming days, weeks, months and years. Know you are loved.