Calvin H. Wiser

August 30, 1932 ~ January 8, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Calvin Wiser Obituary

On the morning of January 8th, 2024, Calvin Henry Wiser, aged 91, peacefully, his loving wife by his side, and in the comfort of his home in Madison, Georgia left this earth to be welcomed at the Pearly Gates of Heaven. Calvin was born on August 30th, 1932, in Lewisburg, Tennessee to the parents of Francis Lee and Agnes Curlee Wiser. He was the firstborn by eleven years to his sister, Cora Elizabeth Wiser.

In 1942, Calvin and his family left a farming lifestyle to seek new opportunities in Wayne, Michigan as Detroit and the surrounding area rose to industrial prominence. There, Calvin attended Wayne High School and was a devoted member of Wayne Church of Christ, where he met his lifelong sweetheart, Sharon Kay French. That meeting of young hearts blossomed into an admirable marriage of 69 years.

Having grown tired of harsh Michigan winters and now with a family of his own, Calvin, Kay and his two daughters, Cindy, and Sheryl, moved to the warmer climates of Decatur, Georgia in 1963. There, Calvin found work as a machinist within Georgia Tech’s Aerospace program. Not long after Calvin made another, largely permanent move to Rockdale County where he settled for 53 years. During that time, he engaged in a lifelong profession as a Delta Jet Engine Mechanic, retiring from the trade in 1993.

Fascinated by the innerworkings of all things with gears and a mechanical hum, he had an expertise that was marveled at by his family and those around him. People often said that he could fix anything. Things weren’t always easy for him and his family, but this machinist with an acute sense for his trade groomed a life that was enjoyed and loved by all that shared it with him.

He was a devoted and loving father to his girls and an honorable, caring husband. He taught integrity, esteemed work ethic and goodness of heart to his family, traits that have carried through generations and are evident in his great grandchild. A devoted Christian, he was slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. Despite not having much, he made it a point to squirrel away enough money to treat his family to a Tech game or a drive-in movie. Although he would provide them with the world, it’s been said that he tolerated the menagerie of animals his daughters collected, a habit happily influenced by his parents. He wouldn’t let grandchildren leave a visit without sneaking a dollar or two into their palms. His humor always brough laughter to the room. Even at the age of 91, he joked with a wink to his wife if a gifted blanket could, “fit two.” He was a good as they come, a man after God’s own heart and loved by all. His legacy lives on in his family, and will be carried forth by his wife, Kay Wiser, his sister, Cora Wiser, his eldest daughter, Cindy Tabb, his youngest daughter, Sheryl Meyers, his grandchildren, Morgan Tabb, Jessica Gugliotta and Cal Myers, and his great-grandchild Addison Tabb.

The family welcomes all to honor and celebrate his life on Sunday, January 14th, 2024, at 2pm at Madison Church of Christ, 1251 Atlanta Highway Madison, GA 30650. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort,

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Memorial Service
January 14, 2024

2:00 PM
Madison Church of Christ
1251 Atlanta Highway
Madison, GA 30650


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