Billy Ray Wise

4/2/1951 - 4/6/2021
Bellingham, WA

Billy Ray Wise

4/2/1951 - 4/6/2021
Bellingham, WA


Born in Lexington, Kentucky to Elmer and Helen Wise, Billy passed away at his home in Bellingham, WA on April 6, 2021, four days after his 70th birthday.

Billy joined the U.S. Navy and proudly served for five years. He attended Carpentry School and also received his Fire Suppression certification. On August 14, 1971, Billy married the love of his life, Vicki Martin, and together they raised two sons.

Billy loved watching football, camping, going to sprint car races, and spending time with his family. He enjoyed trips to the Oregon Coast, Sturgeon fishing on the Columbia River, an Alaskan Cruise, and riding his Loud Pipes Victory Motorcycle. A man of God, Billy valued sharing Christ’s word of salvation and healing to all he could. He also liked listening to Gospel music. He was a loving, caring, and giving man who will be missed by all who knew him.

He is predeceased by his parents, Elmer and Helen; sisters, Ethel McLane and Anna Mae Hardeback; and brother, Howard Wise.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 49 ½ years, Vicki; sister, Virginia McPhearson; sons, Christopher (Lynn) and Bradley Wise; grandchildren, Kirsten, Kelsey, and Kara; great-grandson, Hunter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A public visitation will be held on Monday, April 12, 2021 from 11am – 1pm at Moles Farewell Tributes Greenacres (5700 NW Dr. Ferndale, WA).


  • Date & Time: April 12, 2021 (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
  • Venue: Moles Farewell Tributes - Greenacres
  • Location: 5700 NW Drive Ferndale, WA 98248
  • Phone Number: (360) 384-3401

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